The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund intends to make the second-largest gift in the history of the University of Chicago, supporting the Department of Economics in expanding its leadership in education and research with wide-ranging public impact, while increasing financial support for students. The $125 million gift, which will bring Griffin’s total giving in support of UChicago Economics to nearly $150 million, will help advance the department’s efforts to impact the world through economic inquiry and analysis.
John A. List, Department Chair and the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, receives the Hartsook Growing Philanthropy Award for his pioneering work using field experiments to understand the science of charitable giving.
The Department of Economics congratulates Magne Mogstad, the Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, on receiving the 2017 IZA Young Labor Economist Award. The IZA bestows this honor once every two years to an aspiring labor market researcher below age 45 to support and stimulate top research. According to IZA Network Director Daniel S. Hamermesh, Professor at Royal Holloway University of London and the Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor, the award is a “modest recognition of the remarkable amount that [Mogstad has] already achieved.” The complete list of IZA Young Labor Economist Award winners can be seen at legacy.iza.org/en/webcontent/prize/ylea.
The Department of Economics congratulates Alessandra Voena, recipient of the 2017 Carlo Alberto Medal. The Medal is presented every two years to a young Italian economist under the age of 40 for his or her ourstanding research contributions to the field of economics.