2007-8 Awards and Honors

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2007-8 Awards and Honors


A number of NBER researchers received honors, prizes, awards, and professional kudos during 2007 and early 2008. In alphabetical order, those so honored (excluding honors by the individual's own university) are:

Alberto Abadie was awarded the 2007 Gosnell Prize by the Society of Political Methodology for "the best work in methods presented at any political science conference during the preceding year" for his paper, "Synthetic Control Methods for Comparative Case Studies: Estimating the Effect of California's Tobacco Control Program,' with Alexis Diamond and Jens Hainmueller.

John M. Abowd was elected a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists in 2007.

Katharine Abraham became a Fellow of the Society of Labor economists.

Daron Acemoglu received an honorary doctorate from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

Yacine Ait-Sahalia was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2008-9 for his work on jump and volatility. He also was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Heitor Almeida, Murillo Campello, and Crocker Liu won the Goldman Sachs Prize for the best paper published in the Review of Finance in 2007 for "The Financial Accelerator: Evidence from International Housing Markets."

Lee J. Alston gave his Presidential Address to the International Society for the New Institutional Economics in Reykjavik, Iceland in June 2007.

Orley Ashenfelter is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

Susan Athey received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal in 2007.

David Autor was awarded the 2008 Sherwin Rosen Prize by the Society of Labor Economists "In recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of labor economics." He also was selected by the American Economic Association to become Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Laurence Baker will receive the American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) Medal at their meeting in June 2008. The ASHE Medal is awarded biennially "to the economist age 40 or under who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics."

Katherine Baicker was named to the Editorial Board of Health Affairs; she also was named a Commissioner of the Robert Wood Johnson Commission to Build a Healthier America, and was appointed to the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Effects of Lacking Health Insurance Coverage.

Lucian Bebchuk was elected President of the American Law and Economics Association.

Roland Benabou delivered the Joseph Schumpeter lecture at the meetings of the European Economic Association in Budapest, August 2007.

Jonathan Berk's paper, "A Critique of Size Related Anomalies," was selected as one of 100 seminal papers published in Oxford University Press's 100-year history.

David G. Blanchflower was awarded an honorory Doctor of Letters from his alma mater, the University of Leicester, in the UK.

Nick Bloom won an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

Howard Bodenhorn received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for a project titled "The Political Economy of Reform in Jacksonian New York."

John Y. Campbell delivered the luncheon address to the annual meeting of the Western Finance Association in 2007.

Murillo Campello won the 2007 Goldman Sachs Best Paper Award from the Review of Finance for the article

"The Financial Accelerator: Evidence From International Housing Markets" co-authored with Heitor Almeida and Crocker Liu.

David Card won the Econometric Society's Ragnar Frisch Prize.

Amitabh Chandra and Douglas Staiger won the Arrow award for the best published paper in Health Economics. The paper was "Productivity Spillovers in Healthcare: Evidence from Heart-Attack Treatments" appearing in the February 2007 Journal of Political Economy.

Lauren Cohen won the 2007 Smith Breeden Prize (distinguished paper) in the Journal of Finance for her paper, "Supply and Demand Shifts in the Shorting Market" (with Karl Diether, Ohio State and Christopher Malloy, of HBS); she also won the 2007 Barclays Global Investors Prize from the European Finance Association for Best Paper on Asset Pricing for, "The Small World of Investing: Board Connections and Mutual Fund Returns " (with Andrea Frazzini of Chicago GSB and Christopher Malloy, of HBS) and the 2007 Society of Quantitative Analysts Award from the Western Finance Association for Best Paper in Quantitative Investments for, "Attracting Flows by Attracting Big Clients: Conflicts of Interest and Mutual Fund Portfolio Choice" (with Breno Schmidt from USC). …

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