Nemmers Prize Winner Awarded Nobel Prize
Jean Tirole, the current holder of the Nemmers Prize, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics on October 13, 2014. Tirole, a professor at the Toulouse School of Economics, was recognized for his work on regulating large firms with market power. He will be visiting Northwestern in Spring Quarter 2015, presenting a public lecture, and participating in a conference on another aspect of his work concerning liquidity, bubbles and crises. The Nemmers Prize is a biennial honor bestowed on an outstanding economist who has yet to win the Nobel Prize. However, as with Daniel McFadden in 2000, Professor Tirole won the Nobel Prize subsequent to his awarding of the Nemmers Prize but before his visit to Northwestern. Seven of the eleven holders of the Nemmers Prize were subsequently honored as Nobel Laureates. More information on the Nemmers Prize can be found here.
Sean Harte (BA Economics, 1987)
Read about how Sean Harte used his undergraduate degree in Economics for a career in business and to spur economic growth on the Menominee Nation Reservation in Wisconsin in the Fall / Winter 2014 edition of Weinberg Magazine.
Decentralization Conference Honoring Stanley Reiter
The Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science announces that a conference Reimagining Decentralization: Information, Computation, and Incentives will be held on campus on March 20-22, 2015. This year it will honor the late Stanley Reiter who passed away in August 2014. Details will be posted at the CMS-EMS website.
About the Department
The Department of Economics at Northwestern University is one of the largest departments in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. It offers an undergraduate major and minor, a special four year BA/MA, and a renowned PhD program. The faculty has won many awards for the quality of their teaching. In addition, they are widely published in leading academic journals and have been elected as fellows of prestigious professional organizations.
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