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The Austin Robinson Memorial Prize - Royal Economic Society

The Austin Robinson Memorial Prize - Royal Economic Society

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m o n d a y 2 6 m a r c h t u e s d a y 2 7 m a r c h w e d n e s d a y 2 8 m a r c h 2012 k e y n o t e s e s s i o n s Economic Journal Lecture Monday 14.00 – 15.00 elhanan helpman, harvard University Location: West Road Concert Hall Elhanan Helpman is the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Statistics from Tel Aviv University, an M.A. degree in Economics from the same institution, and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Harvard University. Helpman has made important contributions to the areas of international trade, economic growth and political economy. He is a cofounder of the “new trade theory’’ and the “new growth theory,’’ which emphasize the roles of economies of scale and imperfect competition. Much of his work in trade, growth, and political economy is summarized in seven books: Market Structure and Foreign Trade (with Paul Krugman), Trade Policy and Market Structure (with Paul Krugman), Innovation and Growth in the Global Economy (with Gene Grossman), Special Interest Politics (with Gene Grossman), Interest Groups and Trade Policy (with Gene Grossman), The Mystery of Economic Growth and Understanding Global Trade. Helpman served as Co-Editor of the Journal of International Economics and as Editor of the European Economic Review. He is currently a Co-Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the European Economic Association and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. He has been honoured with invitations to deliver lectures, such as the Frank Graham Memorial Lecture at Princeton University, the Schumpeter Lecture of the European Economic Association, the Walras-Bowley Lecture of the Econometric Society, the Frish Memorial Lecture of the Econometric Society and the Ohlin Lectures at the Stockholm School of Economics. He was awarded the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal by the Indian Econometric Society, the Bernhard-Harms Prize by the Institute for World Economics and the Nemmers Prize by Northwestern University. He is a member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was President of the Israeli Economic Association and of the Econometric Society. In Israel he received the Rothschild Prize, the EMET Prize and the Israel Prize. Sargan Lecture Tuesday 14:00 – 15:00 Ariel Pakes, harvard University Location: West Road Concert Hall Ariel Pakes is the Steven McArthur Heller Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, where he teaches courses in Industrial Organization and in Econometrics. Before moving to Harvard in 1999, he was the Charles and Dorothea Dilley Professor of Economics at Yale University (1997-99). He has held other tenured positions at Yale (1988-97), the University of Wisconsin (1986-88), and the University of Jerusalem (1985-86). Pakes received his doctorate degree from Harvard University in 1980, and he stayed at Harvard as a Lecturer until he took up a position in Jerusalem in 1981. Pakes received the award for the best graduate student advisor at Yale in 1996. Pakes was elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002. He received the Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society in 1986, was elected as a fellow of that society in 1988, and gave the Fisher-Schultz lecture at the World Congress of that society in 2005. He was the Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society in 2007. He has been on the editorial boards of the RAND Journal of Economics, Econometrica, Economic Letters and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He is also a research associate of the NBER, and has been member of the AEA Committee on Government Statistics, the chair of the AEA Census Advisory Panel, and co-editor of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science issue on “Science, Technology and the Economy”. Professor Pakes’ research has been in Industrial Organization, the Economics of Technological Change and in Econometric Theory. He and his co-authors have recently focused on developing techniques which allow us to empirically analyze market responses to policy and environmental changes. This includes theoretical work on how to estimate demand and cost systems and then use the estimated parameters to analyze equilibrium responses in different institutional settings, empirical work which uses these techniques to analyze market outcomes in different industries, and the development of a framework for the applied analysis of dynamic oligopolies (with and without collusive possibilities). 24

25 k e y n o t e s e s s i o n s 2012 Hahn Lecture Wednesday 14:00 – 15:00 Nancy Stokey, University of Chicago Location: West Road Concert Hall Nancy L. Stokey is the Frederick Henry Prince Professor of Economics, University of Chicago. She has served as co-editor of Econometrica and The Journal of Political Economy, and as vice-president of the American Economic Association. An expert on recursive macroeconomic theory, her work has synthesized the methodology used in much of modern dynamic economic modelling. Her recent work on economic growth focuses on the role of education in facilitating the transfer of new technologies to developing countries. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. m o n d a y 2 6 m a r c h t u e s d a y 2 7 m a r c h w e d n e s d a y 2 8 m a r c h

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