Jean Tirole is 2014 Recipient of Nemmers Prize
Northwestern University is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2014 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics to Jean Tirole, chairman of the Foundation Jean-Jacques Laffont/Toulouse School of Economics and scientific director of the Institute for Industrial Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole in France. The award was made “based on his various contributions to economic theory and its application to finance, industrial organization and behavioral economics." The biennial honor is bestowed on an outstanding economist who has yet to win the Nobel Prize. Professor Tirole will visit Northwestern next year, give a public lecture and participate in a conference on his work. The formal announncement can be read here. The winner of the 2012 Nemmers Prize Daron Acemoglu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be making his second visit to campus in May 2014.
Christina Romer to present Bies Lecture in April
Christina Romer, who served from January 2009 until September 2010 as Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, will present the Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy on Monday April 7 at 5:15pm in Leverone Hall Auditorium. She is a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley. Her talk is titled: "The Aftermath of Financial Crises: It Doesn't Have to be Terrible."
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