CSWEP: Elaine Bennett Research Prize

Established in 1998, the Elaine Bennett Research Prize is awarded every other year to recognize and honor outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman not more than seven years beyond her Ph.D. (adjusted for family responsibilities).  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.

 

2022 Elaine Bennett Research Prize:  Rebecca Diamond

Rebecca Diamond, 2022 Elaine Bennett Research Prize RecipientRebecca Diamond, Professor of Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business, is the recipient of the 2022 Elaine Bennett Research Prize. Established in 1998, the Elaine Bennett Research Prize recognizes and honors outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman not more than seven years beyond her Ph.D. (adjusted for family responsibilities. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of housing regulations, geographic segregation of households, and local labor market inequality. Her housing policy work has quantified the effects of rent control on renters, the impact of foreclosure on homeowners, renters, and landlords, and how affordable housing developments act as place-based policies. Her work on labor inequality has studied the importance of on-the-job experience in explaining the gender wage gap and how skill-biased local labor demand changes can induce local amenity changes and widen inequality over and above wage inequality. Her methods combine causal inference with structural models to quantify the distribution of welfare effects. Professor Diamond is the founder and director of the Cities, Housing, and Society Lab and was awarded a Sloan Fellowship and an NSF CAREER grant in 2019. She is currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2013 and her BS in Physics, Economics, and Mathematics from Yale University in 2007.

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Presentation by 2022 Elaine Bennett Research Prize Recipient, Rebecca Diamond, with an introduction by nominators and supporters.

 

Elaine Bennett Research Prize Recipients