A number of NBER researchers received honors, prizes, awards, and professional kudos during 2006. In alphabetical order, those so honored (excluding honors by the individual's own university) are:
Daron Acemoglu received the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal in economics and the Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Science Award; he also was named a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Alberto Alesina, winner of the 2006 Distinguished CES (Center for Economic Studies) Fellow Prize in Economics, granted at the University of Munich. He was also made a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Heitor Almeida and Daniel Wolfenzon won the Jensen Prize (second prize) for the "Best Paper Published in 2005 in the Journal of Financial Economics in the Areas of Corporate Finance and Organizations" for their paper, "The Effect of External Finance on the Equilibrium Allocation of Capital."
Lee J. Alston was elected President of the International Society for New Institutional Economics.
Joseph Altonji was elected a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists.
Torben G. Andersen was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Statistical Association for editorship of the Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 2004-6.
Joshua Angrist was elected a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Abhijit Banerjee received the first Michael Wallerstein Award from the American Political Science Association in September 2006.
Lucian Bebchuk is President-Elect of the American Association of Law and Economics.
Roland Benabou became a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Jonathan Berk shared the TIAA-CREF Paul Samuelson Award that was presented in January 2006. He was also cited for publishing one of the two best papers ever published in The Review of Financial Studies, 2006: "A Critique of Size Related Anomalies." Finally, he received the Bernstein-Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award (Outstanding Article) from the Journal of Portfolio Management, 2006.
Marianne Bertrand won the 2006 John T. Dunlop Award of the Labor and Employment Relations Association for contributions to research that address industrial relations/employment problems of national significance.
Rebecca Blank became a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and a Vice President of the American Economic Association.
Francine D. Blau is President, Society of Labor Economists.
Alan Blinder delivered the Presidential Address to the Eastern Economic Association in Philadelphia in February.
Richard Blundell was elected a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists.
Jacob Boudoukh, Matthew Richardson, and Robert Whitelaw won "The Goldman Sachs Asset Management Award for the Best Paper in Investments" at the 2006 WFA Meetings in Colorado.
John F P Bridges was awarded the International Society of Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Bernie O'Brien New Investigator Award for 2006.
Charles Brown was named a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists.
Jeffrey R. Brown was appointed to the Social Security Advisory Board.
Markus K. Brunnermeier received the BGI-Michael Brennan best paper award (runner up) for his paper "Information Leakage and Market Efficiency" published in the Review of Financial Studies.
Erik Brynjolfsson won the Best Paper Award, International Conference on Information Systems, for "Information Worker Productivity: Task-level Evidence", co-authored with Sinan Aral and Marshall van Alstyne. He also won the award for Best Paper in Valuing IT Track at the 2006 International Conference on Information Systems for "Which Came First, IT or Productivity? The Virtuous Cycle of Investment and Use in …