Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Four New Directors Join NBER Board

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Four New Directors Join NBER Board

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Philip Hoffman, the Rea A. and Lela G. Axline Professor of Business Economics and History at the California Institute of Technology, is the new representative of the Economic History Association (EHA). His research combines economic theory and historical evidence to explain long-term changes in politics, society, and the economy, with particular attention to economic growth and political development. He is currently studying cross-country differences in long-term patterns of economic development, the evolution of financial institutions, and the way states develop the capacity to levy taxes and provide public goods. He has served as president of the EHA and as co-editor of the Journal of Economic History, and has been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He received his A.B. from Harvard College and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He succeeds Alan Olmstead as the EHA representative.

George Mailath, Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences and professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania and Goldsmith Professor in the Research School of Economics at Australian National University (ANU), is the new representative of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on microeconomic theory, particularly on pricing, repeated games, non-cooperative and evolutionary game theory, social norms, and the theory of reputations. Mailath is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Econometric Society, the Game Theory Society, and the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. He has served on the Councils of the Econometric Society and the Game Theory Society. Mailath received his undergraduate degree from ANU and his Ph.D. from Princeton.

Karen Gordon Mills, a senior fellow at Harvard Business School and president of MMP Group, Inc., which invests in financial services, consumer products, and other technology-enabled businesses, is a new at-large board member. …

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