CSWEP: 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. The next award will be presented in January 2021. Detailed guidance on the criterion used by the selection committee is available here.


Nancy Rose, Recipient of the 2020 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award

Dr. Nancy L. Rose, Charles Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Department of Economics, is the recipient of the 2020 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award. Professor Rose is an accomplished scholar, an award-winning teacher, a gifted advisor and mentor and a strong academic leader.  She has also served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice. She has served as a Vice President of the American Economics Association, as a member of the AEA Executive Committee, and as a CSWEP board member.  Professor Rose is a leader in the field of Industrial Organization and is known for her studies of the effects of regulation, particularly for airlines, motor carriers, and electric utilities.  In all of these roles, she has been a fierce advocate for women in the profession and has advised dozens of women students.  

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Bell Award Recipients