Zeckhauser Named Distinguished Fellow by the American Economic Association

April 22, 2014
By Jenny Li Fowler, HKS Communications

Richard Zeckhauser, Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy, has been named as a 2014 Distinguished Fellow by the American Economic Association(AEA).
The AEA lauds Zeckhauser for having, "pioneered the field of policy analysis. His current research projects analyze environmental disasters, deception and reputations, trust in Islamic and Western nations, decisions in health care, investing in highly uncertain worlds, and effective relationships between the public and private sectors. In addition to this impressive professional resume in applied economics, it is important to note that Zeckhauser is also a gentle but demanding mentor for the next generation of scholars who adopt both his rigorous approach to the discipline of economics and its equally rigorous application to real world issues – broadly defined as decision-making under uncertainty.”
The 2014 class of AEA Distinguished Fellows also includes Robert J. Barro, Harvard University; Gregory Chi-Chong Chow, Princeton University; and Robert J. Gordon, Northwestern University.
The AEA was organized in 1885 as a non-partisan organization to encourage economic research and discussion.

Richard Zeckhauser, Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy

Richard Zeckhauser, Frank P. Ramsey Professor of Political Economy

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"In addition to this impressive professional resume in applied economics, it is important to note that Zeckhauser is also a gentle but demanding mentor for the next generation of scholars who adopt both his rigorous approach to the discipline of economics and its equally rigorous application to real world issues – broadly defined as decision-making under uncertainty," writes the AEA.

 


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