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Janet Currie to Receive Honorary Degree
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, Janet Currie will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zurich as part of the University’s Dies academicus fes-tivities. See Poster>>
Woodrow Wilson School Auditorium Named for Arthur Lewis
The Naming Committee noted that Sir Arthur Lewis “is an example of someone who brought distinction and diversity to this campus over many years, but whose accomplishments and impact are not known to succeeding generations of Princetonians.” Read More>>
Anne Case elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Professor Anne Case has been elected as a 2017 Fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 7, 2017, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. View the list of new members>>
Gene Grossman: Princeton Basketball’s Sixth Man
“I told them the night we got here, ‘I’m pretty sure they’re the only team, out of 68, that’s thinking about mid-term exams’,” said Grossman. “It’s not just mid-terms. Six of the seniors are writing senior theses.” Read More>>
New Book: Thomas Leonard
“Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics & American Economics in the Progressive Era,” the new book from Thomas Leonard, is now available. More Info>>
“Money and Banking” video series by Markus Brunnermeier
Markus Brunnermeier, recent recipient of the “Preis des Monetären Workshops für hervorragende wissenschaftliche Leistungen,” has released a new series on video.
This lecture series “Money and Banking” is based on Brunnermeier and Sannikov’s research papers “The I Theory of Money” and “Redistributive Monetary Policy”. Watch Now>>
Paula and Gregory Chow Establish New Economics Research Center in China
Professor Gregory Chow and his wife Paula have established a new Economics Research Center at Xiamen University in China.
Alan Krueger Named Winner of Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize
Please join us in congratulating Alan Krueger on being named the winner of the 2017 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize by the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
He will formally accept the prize on Capitol Hill on May 18, 2017, when he will give a lecture on the economics
of alternative work arrangements and what public policy-makers can do to support that significant and growing section of the workforce.
Princeton Wins District College Fed Challenge for 3rd Straight Year
Princeton University’s College Fed Challenge Team won Philadelphia district College Fed Challenge (CFC) competition for the 3rd straight year. The competition was held at Lafayette College, on 11/10/16. Princeton University is headed back to nationals on 12/1/16. Nationals are held at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in Washington, D.C.
(Pictured are team members Andrew Tynes, Wyatt Navarro, Ararat Gocmen, Sara Diressova, Rene Chalom)
Cecilia Rouse Receives 2016 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award
Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University is the recipient of the 2016 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award. Read More>>
William G. Bowen, 17th president of Princeton University, dies at 83
William G. Bowen, president of Princeton University from 1972 to 1988 and a leader in higher education for more than half a century, died Thursday, Oct. 20, at his home in Princeton. He was 83. Read More>>