Martha and Jonathan Cohen Distinguished Visitors Program

The Martha and Jonathan Cohen Distinguished Visitors Program was introduced in 2003. This program aims to bring to the University of Pennsylvania outstanding scholars in all areas of economics; to give public lectures, including the annual Elias B. Cohen lecture, and to interact individually with the Penn Economics community, including both students and faculty. To date, more than 30 prominent economists have visited Penn, thanks to this program, which is funded with generous gifts from Martha and Jonathan Cohen.

2024 Visitors


Bart White Block Bart Lipman, Professor, Boston University is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, a founding Co-Editor of Theoretical Economics, and a past Co-Editor of Econometrica. He is currently the Executive Vice President of the Econometric Society. He has published papers in decision theory, game theory, and mechanism design.
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Orazio Attanasio is the Cowles Professor of Economics at Yale University, a Research Fellow and one of the Directors of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is also a visiting professor of the Center for Experimental Research on Fairness, Inequality and Rationality (FAIR) at NHH.

He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Senior Fellow at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research.

He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, where he has served as President in 2020, a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014 he served as President of the European Economic Association.

He has been Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of the European Economic Association and Quantitative Economics.