Welcome to the Department of Economics
Richard Rogerson is the recipient of the 8th R.K. Cho Economics Prize
The Prize is meant for those who have made outstanding achievements in research in the area of Economics. A previous recipient of this award was Princeton University’s Hyun Song Shin. Read More>>
Simpson Center Inaugural Lecture and Dedication
On October 19, 2015, alumni, faculty, and members of the Princeton community gathered to dedicate the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics, made possible by a gift from Louis A. Simpson *60 P90. Read More>>
Professor Gene Grossman presented Onassis Prize September 14th 2015
The 2015 Onassis Prizes, awarded to the world’s foremost academics in the fields of finance, international trade and shipping, were presented at the Guildhall in the City of London on Monday 14th September 2015. Read More>>
Charles Beach *72 is the President of the Canadian Economics Association for 2015-2016
Janeway gift establishes fund to deepen connections between study of finance, other fields of economics
A $5.6 million gift from investor William H. Janeway, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1965, has established a fund that will support collaborative teaching and research in finance and other fields of economics at Princeton University. Read More>>
Graduate alumnus Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach (*02) appointed new director of the Hamilton Project at Brookings
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach of Northwestern University has been appointed to succeed Melissa Kearney as director of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution. Schanzenbach will also join the Economic Studies program as a senior fellow. Read More>>
Graduate alumnus (*15) Michael Sockin received The USC Marshall School of Business Trefftzs Award for the Best Student Paper
Michael was awarded in the 2015 Western Finance Association Meetings for his paper, “Not so Great Expectations: A Model of Growth and Informational Frictions.”
Benjamin Moll awarded the 2015 European Investment Bank Prize
Benjamin Moll, an assistant professor of economics and international affairs, has been awarded the 2015 European Investment Bank Prize for excellence in economic and social research. Read More>>
Graduate alumni Anne Piehl (*94) winner of the Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award
The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award honors members of the faculty, student body, or staff for volunteer service to government, professional and scholarly organizations, or the public. Read More>>
Trustees name three new chairs in Economics
Richard Rogerson has been named the Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs.
Mark Aguiar has been named the Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance.
Mikhail Golosov has been named the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics.
All three chairs will be effective July 1st.
Elizabeth Bogan and Ilyana Kuziemko awarded The Quandt Prize
The Quandt Prize is awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate teachers of Economics. The prize is named after Richard Quandt, who was on the Princeton faculty from 1956 to 1995, was twice chairman of the department, and who is now an emeritus professor and senior adviser to the Andrew Mellon Foundation. The winners are chosen by the students each year.