Congratulations to Paul Milgrom for being elected to one of two Vice-President positions at the AEA. He will take office in 2013. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA/ At the same session Jonathan Levin was elected to the Executive Committee of the AEA.
Feb 22, 2011 :: Professor Caroline Hoxby gave Clarendon Lecture in Economics, February 7-9, 2011 at Oxford.
Professor Caroline Hoxby, Scott & Donya Bommer Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, was invited to give this year’s Clarendon Lecture series. It is held annually at Oxford, England and spans three days. Her topic was 'The Role of Markets in Education'. Over the three days she spoke on: 1) The Potential of Markets in Primary and Secondary Education; 2) The Complex and Increasingly Global Market for Elite Higher Education; and 3) Competition and Autonomy in Higher Education.
It is an honor to be selected to give the lecture series and the Department congratulates Professor Hoxby.
Oct 01, 2010 :: Arrow Lecture: October 18 & 19, 2010 Arrow Lecture given by Jean Tirole of the Toulouse School of Economics.
The 2010 Arrow Lecture series will take place on October 18 & 19, 2010.
On Monday, October 18, Professor Jean Tirole of the Toulouse School of Economics will present: "Laws and Norms." the lecture starts at 5:15 p.m. at the Schwab Conference Center. Prior to the lecture there is a reception at 4:30 p.m. The general public is welcome to attend the Monday reception and lecture relating to material incentives and weighing the resulting costs and benefits of different courses of action.
On Tuesday, October 19, he will present "Overcoming Adverse Selection: How Public Intervention Can Restore Market Functioning," one of his research papers relating to optimal negotiation strategies. This will take place in the SIEPR Gunn Building, Doll Conference Room, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Professor Jean Tirole is one of the world's leading economic theorists and has made seminal contributions in the areas of game theory, industrial organization and corporate finance. Tirole is director of the Foundation Jean-Jacques Laffont - Toulouse School of Economics and scientific director of the Industrial Economics Institute (IDEI) in Toulouse. After receiving his Ph.D. from MIT in 1981, he worked as a researcher at l'École nationale des ponts et chaussées until 1984. From 1984-1991 he worked as a Professor of Economics at MIT. He was president of the Econometric Society in 1998 and of the European Economic Association in 2001. He is still affiliated with MIT, where he holds a visiting position. The series is named in honor of Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow, the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research, emeritus. Professor Arrow has made many contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory and collective decision-making.
Feb 03, 2011 :: Professors Nick Bloom and Aprajit Mahajan publish research on correlations between management and productivity.
Professors Bloom and Mahajan in collaboration with GSB professor John Roberts have published a study which shows a correlation between efficient and positive productivity. http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/bmag/sbsm1101/feature_textile.html
Mark Tendall, Lecturer in Economics and Associate Director of the Introductory Economics Center is a 2009 recipient of the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Gores Award is the University’s highest award for excellence in teaching. The Walter J. Gores Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence. As the University's highest award for teaching, the Gores Award celebrates achievement in educational activities that include lecturing, tutoring, advising, and discussion leading.
Marika Cabral and Neale Mahoney have been selected by the National Tax Association as winners of the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation award.Their award will be presented at the 104th Annual Conference on Taxation where they will each deliver their dissertations.Marika Cabral is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and Neale Mahoney is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.