Department of Economics Mourns the Passing of One of its most Distinguished Alumni, Thomas F. Cooley
It is with sadness that the Department of Economics notes the passing of one its most distinguished alumni, Thomas F. Cooley. Tom taught at Penn in the mid-1990’s where he inspired a large cohort of macro students that went on to become leaders of the profession themselves.
Several faculty members and affiliates of Penn Economics have won awards at the 2021 ACM Conference on Economics and Computation: https://ec21.sigecom.org/program/awards/
2021 Ph.D. graduate Alejandro Sánchez was co-winner of the best student paper award for his paper "Spillovers, homophily, and selection into treatment: The Network Propensity Score" at the International Association for Applied Econometrics (IAAE) Conference 2021.
Professor Kenneth I. Wolpin, who spent 20 years at Penn as the Annenberg Professor of Social Sciences and is now Professor Emeritus in the economics department, is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Jacob Mincer Award for lifetime contributions to the field of labor economics.
Economics student Noa Ortiz-Langleben's paper ‘Universities and Economic Growth in the United States’ has been featured in the 2021 edition of Equilibria: Duke Economics Review.
Spencer Kersh Presented his Thesis: “Housing Externalities and Qualified Opportunity Zones: The Impact on Housing Prices of Federal Economic Development Programs” at Georgetown’s Carroll Round 20 conference.
We are proud to announce that former Penn Economics graduate Naoki Aizawa (Ph.D. 2014) has received the Prize for Best Paper in Quantitative Economics published in the past two years, awarded by the Econometric Society, for his paper "Labor Market Sorting and Health Insurance System Design"
The Phi Beta Kappa Society inducted the following economics majors into the society.
Elizaveta Brover (Junior)
Stephanie Grossman (Senior)
Kristina Mullen (Senior)
Emma Ronzetti (Senior)
Zachary Rovner (Senior)
Yue Xi (Senior)
Linda Zou (Senior)
Anne Duchene, the Director of the Microeconomic Principles Program in the Department of Economics, won the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Affiliated Faculty. This award is presented annually in recognition of the contribution to undergraduate education made by the School's adjunct professors and lecturers.
Jere R. Behrman, Principle Investigator on new grant, African Economic Research Consortium "Early-Life Human Capital Investments in SSA", in the context of the AERC Collaborative project on "Human Capital Development in Africa”.