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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.
Harvey Rosen to receive Phi Beta Kappa teaching award
The Princeton University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will give its annual awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching to Melissa Lane, the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, and Harvey Rosen, the John L. Weinberg Professor of Economics and Business Policy. Senior Alexander Sappington cited numerous examples of Rosen’s “extraordinary” dedication and individualized attention as reasons for his selection. “Whether you are the president of the United States or just an overeager freshman, Professor Rosen will treat you with the same patience and respect.” Read More>>
Princeton saddened over deaths of John and Alicia Nash
The University community is “stunned and saddened” upon hearing news reports that Princeton mathematician John Nash and his wife, Alicia, were killed in a traffic accident. Nash won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994 for his work in game theory. Read More>>
Ph.D. student Alexander Rodnyansky honored for Graduate School’s annual Teaching Awards
The Graduate School has honored seven graduate students for its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. Read More>>