2013 Awards and Honors

A number of NBER researchers received honors, awards, and other forms of professional recognition during 2013. A list of the honors reported by these researchers, excluding those that were bestowed by the researcher's home university, is presented below.

Katherine Baicker shared the 21st Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Association for "The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year," Quarterly Journal of Economics 127(2012), pp. 1057-1106 (also NBER Working Paper No. 17190, July 2011). This paper, co-authored with Amy Finkelstein, Sarah Taubman, Bill Wright, Mira Bernstein, Jonathan Gruber, Joseph Newhouse, Heidi Allen, and the Oregon Health Study Group, also received an HSR Impact Award. Baicker was also named to the Group Insurance Commission of Massachusetts.
Martha J. Bailey received the IZA Young Labor Economist Award.
Daniel Benjamin received the 2013 Norwegian School of Economics Sandmo Junior Fellowship, a prize for a promising young economist.
Lori Beaman was awarded an NSF CAREER grant for her work on social networks, labor markets, and agriculture in developing countries.
Jeffrey R. Brown was awarded the Robert Mehr Award for a paper published a decade earlier that has "best stood the test of time" from the American Risk and Insurance Association. The award recognized "Redistribution and Insurance: Mandatory Annuitization with Mortality Heterogeneity," Journal of Risk and Insurance 70 (2003), pp. 17-41 (also NBER Working Paper No. 9256, October 2002).
Alan Blinder's book on the financial crisis and its aftermath, After the Music Stopped, was selected by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2013.
John Cawley received a 2013 Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his research on the economics of obesity.
Raj Chetty received the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association and the Calvo-Armengol International Prize from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
Janet Currie was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She also served as the Vice-President of the Society of Labor Economists.
David Donaldson received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
Ronald G. Ehrenberg received the Howard Bowen Distinguished Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and was named an academic fellow of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) for exceptional contributions to research in labor and employment relations
Emmanuel Farhi received the award for the best French economist under the age of 40 from the newspaper Le Monde and the Cercle des Économistes, as well as the Junior Prize in Monetary Economics and Finance, awarded by the Toulouse School of Economics and the Banque de France.
Roger Farmer was awarded a Senior Houblon Norman Fellowship at the Bank of England and he delivered the 2013 John Flemming Memorial Lecture. He also shared the inaugural Maurice Allais Prize in Economic Science with his co-authors Carine Nourry and Alain Venditti for their paper "The Inefficient Markets Hypothesis: Why Financial Markets Do Not Work Well in the Real World," (NBER Working Paper No. 18647, December 2012).
Amy Finkelstein shared the 2013 Arrow Award for the Best Paper in Health Economics from the International Health Economics Association. Marvin Goodfriend was named an Honorary Advisor of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank of Japan.
Robert J. Gordon was selected by Bloomberg as "One of America's Top 10 Most Influential Thinkers."
John Graham was named a Fellow of the Financial Management Association and elected president of the Western Finance Association. His paper on "Human Capital Loss in Corporate Bankruptcy" received the best corporate finance paper award at the FSA Laval and FMA Asia conferences.
Veronica Guerrieri was awarded the Carlo Alberto Medal, a biennial prize that honors an Italian economist under the age of 40 for outstanding research contributions.
John Haltiwanger shared the 2013 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics with Maurine Haver. He was also elected a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists.
Daniel S. Hamermesh received the Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to Labor Economics of the Society of Labor Economists, the IZA Prize in Labor Economics of the Institute for the Study of Labor, and the John R. Commons Award of the international undergraduate economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon.
Caroline Hoxby received the Smithsonian's American Ingenuity Award. Jennifer Hunt received the Best Paper Prize from the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, along with her co-author Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle, for their paper on "How Much Does Immigration Boost Innovation?" 2 (2010), pp. 31-56 (also NBER Working Paper No. 14312, September 2008).
Solomon Hsiang was the inaugural recipient of the Geophysical Union's Science for Solutions Award for significant contributions in the application and use of Earth and space sciences to solve societal problems. He was also listed in Forbes' "30 under 30 in Law and Policy".
Christine Jolls was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Edward J. Kane received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Midwest Financial Association.
John Komlos was elected a fellow of the Cliometrics Society.
Michael Kremer received the Theodore W. Schultz Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Annamaria Lusardi received the William E. Odom Visionary Leadership Award from the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy for her contributions to promoting financial literacy. She also received the inaugural Steen award from the National Numeracy Network for her paper "Numeracy, Financial Literacy, and Financial Decision-Making," published in Numeracy in 2012 (also NBER Working Paper No. 17821, February 2012).
Matteo Maggiori shared the 2013 AQR Award with Martin Lettau and Michael Weber for their paper on "Conditional Risk Premia in Currency Markets and Other Asset Classes," NBER Working Paper No. 18844, February 2013.
Ulrike Malmendier received the Fischer Black prize, awarded every two years to the best researcher in financial economics under the age of 40.
Enrico Moretti's book The New Geography of Jobs received the William Bowen Prize from the Princeton University Industrial Relations Section.
Aldo Musacchio was awarded the Manuel Espinosa Yglesias Prize for research on the Mexican banking system and the Prize for Academic Merit from the ITAM Alumni Association. He also shared the Gerry Feldman Prize from the European Association of Banking and Financial History with his co-author André Martínez Fritscher.
Kevin O'Rourke was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.
Philip Oreopoulos shared the best paper award from the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics with Till von Wachter and Andrew Heisz for "The Short- and Long-Term Career Effects of Graduating in a Recession" 4 (2012), pp. 1-29 (also NBER Working Paper No. 12159, April 2006).
Dimitris Papanikolaou and Andrea Eisfeldt shared the Smith Breeden Award for the best paper published in The Journal of Finance for "Organization Capital and the Cross-Section of Expected Returns," 68 (2013), pp. 1365-1406.
Mitchell Petersen and Michael Faulkender shared the BGI - Michael Brennan Award for the best paper in the Review of Financial Studies for "Investment and Capital Constraints: Repatriations Under the American Jobs Creation Act," 25 (2012), pp. 3351-88 (also NBER Working Paper No. 15248, August 2009). Robert Porter served as the First Vice-President of the Econometric Society.
Richard Portes received an honorary doctorate from University of Paris-Dauphine.
James Poterba served as president of the Eastern Economic Association.
Jonathan Reuter and John Chalmers shared the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for their paper "How Do Retirees Value Life Annuities? Evidence from Public Employees," Review of Financial Studies 25 (2012), pp. 2601-34 (also NBER Working Paper No. 15608, December 2009).
Alvin Roth was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He also received an honorary doctorate from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and shared the Golden Goose Award (jointly with David Gale and Lloyd Shapley) for federally funded research with significant social impact.
John B. Taylor received the Adolph G. Abramson Award from the National Association for Business Economics for his paper "The Effectiveness of Central Bank Independence versus Policy Rules," which was published in the association's journal Business Economics.
Robert Townsend delivered the T. W. Schultz Memorial Prize Lecture on "Accounting for the Poor: Theory and Measurement" at the annual meetings of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
John Van Reenen was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the Society of Labor Economists.
Heidi Williams shared the Kauffman/International Health Economics Association Award for Health Care Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research with Eric Budish and Benjamin Roin for their paper on "Do Fixed Patent Terms Distort Innovation? Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials," NBER Working Paper No. 19430, September 2013.

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