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Francisco Pareschi and Maren Vairo awarded the Robert Eisner Memorial Fellowships

December 13, 2021
Two fellowships were awarded to honor the late faculty member and AEA President Robert Eisner. For 2021-22, the Fellowships were awarded to Joao Guerreiro and Udayan Vaidya. The fellowship or fellowships are awarded annually to fourth-year students who have distinguished themselves in both teaching and research.

Jose Alvarado and Anran Li awarded the Susan Bies Prizes for Doctoral Student Research on Economics and Public Policy

December 13, 2021
The Susan Bies awards are given to the best public policy papers presented as part of the Economics 501 seminar. The winners for 2020-21 were Jose Alvarado for "Tax Evasion, Heterogeneous Rate of Returns, and Wealth Inequality" and Anran Li for "Limited Commitment, Competition, and Market Segmentation in Non-Acute Care Provision.” The prizes were generously donated by alumna Susan Schmidt Bies (PhD, 1972).



Joshua Sherman's article, "When Antitrust's Consumer Welfare Standard And ESG Collide"

October 14, 2021 – from Law360
The consumer welfare standard has been a subject of intense interest and debate recently in the U.S., punctuated by the 19-hour debate session in Congress in late June, the July executive order aimed at promoting competition in the U.S. economy, the Federal Trade Commission’s 3-2 vote on Sept. 15 to withdraw its approval of the 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines and the Sept. 22 memo from the FTC Chair Lina Khan regarding her vision and priorities for the organization.


Joel Mokyr cited in article, "Men Are Losing Their Grip in the New Economy"

September 26, 2021 – from Bloomberg
It's no longer a man’s world. Pundits have speculated for more than a decade about the end of men. After centuries of dominating the economy, most of the job growth is in industries where women traditionally work. And those jobs require more education. The latest piece of data is that women are dominating college enrollment. In a few years, two women will earn a degree for every one man.

Joel Mokyr named a researcher of "Nobel Class"

September 24, 2021 – from Northwestern Now
Northwestern University economics professor Joel Mokyr today (Sept. 22) was named a 2021 Citation Laureate™, for his studies of the history and culture of technological progress and its economic consequences.


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