2009 Awards and Honors

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A number of NBER researchers received honors, awards, and other forms of professional recognition during 2009 and early 2010. A list of these honors, excluding those that were bestowed by the researcher's home university and listing researchers in alphabetical order, is presented below.

Viral Acharya won the Viz Risk Management Prize on Energy Markets, Securities, and Prices at the European Finance Association meetings for "Limits to Arbitrage and Hedging: Evidence from Commodity Markets" which was co-authored by Lars Lochstoer and Tarun Ramadorai. He also received the III Jaime Fernandez de Araoz Corporate Finance Best Paper Award for "The Internal Governance of Firms" which was co-authored by Stewart Myers and Raghuram G. Rajan, and a Distinguished Referee Award from the Review of Financial Studies.

Douglas Almond won a 5-year NSF CAREER Award for "Health Determinants and Research Design." The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.

Lee J. Alston was a Rockefeller Fellow at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center in 2009-2010 and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University in 2009.

Pol Antras won the Fundacion Banco Herrero Prize, awarded annually to a Spanish social scientist under age 40.

Anirban Basu received the Bernie O'Brien New Investigator Award from the International Society for Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research; was Labelle Lecturer in Health Services Research at McMaster University; and won the Society for Medical Decision Making Comparative Effectiveness Research Essay Contest.

Marco Battaglini was awarded the Carlo Alberto Medal, presented to an Italian economist under the age of 40 for his/her outstanding research contributions to the field of economics. He also received the Michael Wallerstein Award from the American Political Science Association for best article published in 2008 in the area of political economy (jointly awarded with Stephen Coate).

Roland Benabon delivered the Francois-Albert Angers Lecture at the Annual Congress of the Societe Canadienne de Sciences Economiques, in Saint-Adele, Canada in May 2009 and the 7th Toulouse Lectures at the Toulouse School of Economics, France, in December 2009.

Efraim Benmelech received an NSF CAREER Award for "The Causes and Consequences of Financial Distress."

David G. Blanchflower was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) from Queen Mary, University of London, his undergraduate alma mater.

Markus K. Brunnermeier received the German Bernacer Prize, given annually to European economists under the age of 40 who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance.

John Y. Campbell was awarded Doctor honoris causa degrees from the University of Maastricht and the University of Paris-Dauphine and became a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

Bruce Carlin won the 2009 Swiss Finance Institute Award for the best paper of the year for his paper with Gustavo Manso entitled "Obfuscation, Learning, and the Evolution of Investor Sophistication."

Anne Case became a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2009.

John H. Cochrane was elected president of the American Finance Association.

Lanren Cohen won an NSF CAREER Grant for her work on relationships in finance.

Courtney Coile joined the Board of Editors of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.

Janet Currie was elected to the post of Vice-President of the American Economic Association for 2010.

Angus S. Deaton received the John Kenneth Galbraith Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Foundation and became an honorary fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. …