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Northwestern Announces Professor Pakes as a 2022 Nemmers Prize Winner

July 13, 2022

Congratulations to Ariel Pakes, Thomas Professor of Economics for receiving the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics. The biennial prizes recognize top scholars for their lasting significance, outstanding achievements, contributions to knowledge and the development of significant new modes of analysis. Read more about Professor Pakes research...

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Ludwig Straub

Congratulations to Professor Straub for Winning the AQR Asset Management Institute Young Researcher Award 2022

July 7, 2022

From the Institute, "We are pleased to announce the winner of the AQR Asset Management Institute Young Researcher Awards 2022. These annual awards recognise talented new academics producing innovative and impactful research. The award is open to junior faculty members with up to five years’ work experience at any recognised higher education institution worldwide...For his outstanding contributions to academic research, we recognise Ludwig Straub, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University, as the top Young Researcher for 2022. His work has been published in leading academic...

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Dale Jorgenson

In Memoriam: Dale W. Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Emeritus 1933 - 2022

June 10, 2022

The Economics Department has been saddened by the passing of Dale W. Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Research Professor, Emeritus. Dale was a giant among economists, who has conducted groundbreaking research on information technology and economic growth, energy and the environment, tax policy and investment behavior, and applied econometrics. He was awarded the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association in 1971 and served as President of the Association in 2000. He was honored with nine honorary doctorates and membership...

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Congratulations to the Graduating Seniors and Prize Winners in Economics

June 7, 2022

Each year the Economics Department awards four prizes to graduating economics thesis writers. The Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris Prize and the Allyn A. Young Prize are awarded to students who have produced outstanding theses. The John H. Williams Prize is awarded to the honors senior graduating with the best overall record in economics. The Morris Kronfeld Prize is awarded to a graduating senior who has shown the greatest academic improvement during their undergraduate year.

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Lydia Cox

Lydia Cox PhD '22 is Awarded the Padma Desai Prize in Economics

June 1, 2022

Congratulations to Lydia Cox for recieving the Padma Desai Prize in Economics. Lydia's research lies at the intersection of international trade and macroeconomics. Relying primarily on novel and detailed microdata, her work shows that taking into account the complex and multidimensional aspects of economic policy is important for understanding policy effects. For example, in one paper she shows that temporary tariffs on steel can have highly persistent impacts on steel-using industries, something that we miss when studying tariffs in static settings...

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