CSWEP: Awards and Prizes

Anna Mikusheva, winner of the 2012 Elaine Bennett Research PrizeAnna Mikusheva, the Castle-Krob Associate Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the 2012 Elaine Bennett Research Prize. The Elaine Bennett Research Prize was established in 1998 to recognize and honor outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman at the beginning of her career. Professor Mikusheva is recognized for her important contributions to econometric theory. Her research, which combines a powerful command of econometric theory with a keen interest in developing tools that will be useful for tackling problems in applied econometric practice, has advanced econometric inference in time series and dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models. Click here for the full announcement.

Rachel McCulloch, the Rosen Family Professor Emerita of International Finance in the Department of Economics and International Business School at Brandeis University, is the recipient of the 2013 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award. Over a 40-year career, Professor McCulloch distinguished herself as a leader in international trade and economic policy. Using a deep understanding of theory, coupled with a rare understanding of both the relevant economic history and complex institutional and legal arrangements, she weighed in on virtually all of the major trade debates of her time. Over these same four decades she folded mentoring into all aspects of her of scholarship, teaching, and service to the economics profession; and served as an inspiring role model for many women. Through her mentoring of generations of students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates, Professor McCulloch has motivated countless individuals, both male and female, to pursue distinguished careers in the discipline. Click here for the full announcement.


The Elaine Bennett Research Prize

The Elaine Bennett Research Prize is awarded every other year to recognize, support, and encourage outstanding contributions by young women in the economics profession. The next award will be presented in January 2015.

The prize is made possible by contributions from William Zame and others, in memory of Elaine Bennett, who made significant contributions in economic theory and experimental economics and encouraged the work of young women in all areas of economics.

Nominees should be at the beginning of their career and be within seven years of completing their dissertation, but have demonstrated exemplary research contributions in their field. Nominations should contain the candidate’s CV, relevant publications, a letter of nomination and two supporting letters. The letters of the nomination and supporting letters should describe the candidate’s research and its significance. Nominations will be judged by a committee appointed by CSWEP.

CSWEP represents women’s points of views in the committee work of the American Economic Association (AEA), monitors the progress of women within the profession, and makes an annual report to the AEA on the status of women in economics. CSWEP associates are women and men in diverse professional environments – academia, government and business.

Inquiries and nominations may be sent to:

Marjorie McElroy, CSWEP Chair
Duke University
Department of Economics
219A Social Sciences
Campus Box 90097
Durham, NC 27708-0097
(919) 660-1840
FAX: (919) 684-8974
cswep@econ.duke.edu

The next nomination deadline is September 20th.

Past recipients of this prize are:


The Carolyn Shaw Bell Award

The Carolyn Shaw Bell Award was created in January 1998 as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the founding of CSWEP. Carolyn Shaw Bell, the Katharine Coman Chair Professor Emerita of Wellesley College, was the first Chair of CSWEP. (To read a short biography of Carolyn Shaw Bell, see our Winter 2005 Newsletter.) The Carolyn Shaw Bell Award (“Bell Award”) is given annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession, through example, achievements, increasing our understanding of how women can advance in the economics profession, or mentoring others. All nominations should include a nomination letter, updated CV and two or more supporting letters, preferably at least one from a mentee.

Inquiries and nominations may be sent to:

Marjorie McElroy, CSWEP Chair
Duke University
Department of Economics
219A Social Sciences
Campus Box 90097
Durham, NC 27708-0097
(919) 660-1840
FAX: (919) 684-8974
cswep@econ.duke.edu

The next nomination deadline is September 20th.

Past recipients of this prize are:


Margaret deVries Memorial Fund

Margaret deVries’ dedication to mentoring women in the economics profession is remembered through the Margaret deVries Memorial Fund. The Fund was set up in 2010 with donations from family and friends. Each year the Fund will be used to pay the registration fee for doctoral students whose papers have been selected for presentation for the CSWEP sponsored sessions at the AEA Annual Meeting, to attend the Annual Meeting. If you would like to read the full obituary for Margaret deVries, please refer to our Winter 2010 Newsletter on our Newsletters page.

Margaret deVries Memorial Fund recipients:
2010: Carolina Castilla for the 2011 AEA Annual Meeting in Denver and her paper, Intra-household Bargaining under Asymmetric Information: Modeling Income Hiding within the Household in the Gender and the Economics of the Household and Family CSWEP sponsored session.


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