2020 Candidates for Office
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On the basis of recommendations submitted by the Nominating Committee (Chair Robert J. Shiller, Janet Currie, Mark Gertler, Pinelopi Goldberg, John Haltiwanger, Hilary Hoynes, Rachel Kranton, and Sendhil Mullainathan), the Electoral College presents these nominees with a brief biographical sketch of each candidate. (See Bylaws, Article III, Sections 1-3, and Article IV, Section 2, for provisions relating to election of officers and selection of nominees.). For the list of current officers, visit www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/leadership/officers.
DAVID CARD, Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, University of California-Berkeley
Statement of Purpose: I am honored to be nominated for this position and will try hard to fulfill the duties of President if elected. In the past year the AEA has made some progress in trying to address the issue of professional climate, particularly for women and minorities. As the recent Climate Survey showed, however, much more needs to be done, and this will be a top priority for me.
Previous and Present Positions: Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 1982-83; Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 1983-86; Professor, Princeton University, 1987-97, Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, University of California-Berkeley.
Degrees: Queen's University, B.A., 1978; Princeton University, Ph.D., 1983.
Publications: "On the Covariance Structure of Earnings and Hours Changes," (with Abowd), Econometrica, 1989; "The Impact of the Mariel Boatlift on the Miami Labor Market," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1990; "Does School Quality Matter: Returns to Education and the Characteristics of Public Schools in the United States," (with Krueger), Journal of Political Economy, 1992; Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, (with Krueger), Princeton University Press, 1995, 2nd Ed. 2016; "Can Falling Supply Explain the Rising Return to College for Younger Men? A Cohort- Based Analysis," (with Lemieux), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2001; "Estimating the Effects of a Time-Limited Earnings Subsidy for Welfare Leavers," (with Hyslop), Econometrica, 2005; "Does Medicare Save Lives?" (with Dobkin and Maestas), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009; "Immigration and Inequality," AER, 2009; "Workplace Heterogeneity and the Rise of West German Wage Inequality," (with Heining and Kline), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013.
AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: John Bates Clark Medal, 1995; Ely Lecturer, 2009; Vice President, 2014-15.
Other Affiliations and Honors: Jacob Mincer Award, Society of Labor Economists, 2019; BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, 2015; J.K. Galbraith Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2013; Frisch Medal (for 2005 paper in Econometrica with Hyslop), 2007; IZA Prize in Labor Economics (co-recipient with Krueger), 2006; Fellow, Society of Labor Economics, 2004; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1998; Fellow, Econometric Society, 1992.
JANICE EBERLY, James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance, Kellogg, Northwestern University
Statement of Purpose: Economics can be a powerful force to understand social science issues. Living up to that promise requires that we follow through - attracting and retaining talented people, effective and rigorous training, assuring the "tools of the trade" are used and advanced with integrity - in teaching, research, and practice. The AEA doesn't control these outcomes, but it exists to advance them. We should be assertive in seeking members' (and potential members') views, exploring issues as they arise and regularly to get ahead of issues. In addition to shedding light on members' experiences, we should also affirmatively solicit input for publications (new journals, special issues), people with expertise, and new initiatives (e.g., supporting junior research and engaging teaching faculty). Finally, we can use the tools of our profession - informed and evidence-based decision-making - to advance the field; strong institutions support our work and raise our external credibility and effectiveness.
Previous and Present Positions: James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor, Kellogg, Northwestern University, 2002–; Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist, US Department of the Treasury, 2011-13; Associate Professor, Kellogg, Northwestern University, 1998-2002; Associate Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-98; Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1991-97.
Degrees: B.S. University of California at Davis, 1986; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991.
Publications: "Risk, the College Premium, and Aggregate Human Capital Investment," (with Athreya), forthcoming, AEJ: Macroeconomics; "Understanding Weak Capital Investment: The Role of Market Concentration and Intangibles," (with Crouzet), Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium, 2018; "Efficient Credit Policies in a Housing Debt Crisis," (with Krishnamurthy), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2014; "Optimal Inattention to the Stock Market with Information Costs and Transactions Costs," (with Abel and Panageas), Econometrica, 2013; "What Explains the Lagged Investment Effect?" (with Rebelo and Vincent), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2012; "How Q and Cash Flow Affect Investment without Frictions: An Analytic Explanation," (with Abel), Review of Economic Studies, 2011; "Multi-factor Dynamic Investment Under Uncertainty," (with van Mieghem), Journal of Economic Theory, 1997; "Optimal Investment with Costly Reversibility," (with Abel), Review of Economic Studies, 1996; "Options, the Value of Capital, and Investment," (with Abel, Dixit and Pindyck), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1996; "A Unified Model of Investment Under Uncertainty," (with Abel), AER, 1994; "Adjustment of Consumers' Durables Stocks: Evidence from Automobile Purchases," Journal of Political Economy, 1994.
AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Honors and Awards Committee, 2017-; Committee on Economic Statistics, 2016-; Member of the Executive Committee, 2008-10; Associate Editor, JEP, 2019-; Board of Editors, AER: Insights, 2019-; Board of Editors, AER, 2004-10; Search Committee, Editor of the AEJ: Macroeconomics, 2017; Nominating Committee, 2001-02, 2010-11; Program Committee 2006-07, 2008-09; Search Committee, Editor of the JEP, 2007.
Other Affiliations and Honors: Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013-; Co-editor, with Jim Stock, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2015-; Organizer, NBER group "Capital Markets and the Economy" (with Lucas), 2000-; Panel of Economic Advisors, Congressional Budget Office, 2010-11; Advisory Board, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2009-11; Advisory Board, Carnegie-Rochester Conference on Public Policy, 2003-11, 2013-17; Associate Editor/Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Monetary Economics, 1999–2011; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow, 1995-99; NBER Faculty Research Fellow, 1994-97, Research Associate 1997-; Academic Advisory Panel, Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and New York, 2015, 2017-.
OLIVIA S. MITCHELL, Professor of Business Economics/Policy & Insurance/Risk Management, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, & Executive Director, Pension Research Council, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Statement of Purpose: As AEA VP, I will strive to bring greater clarity of thought and expression to our research and teaching while broadening the impact of the economic way of thinking. A strong priority for the AEA Board is to enhance communication: my own work on pensions/Social Security, retirement, financial literacy, and inequality does this, drawing on finance/public finance, insurance, labor, behavioral, and experimental economics. I value working with students, policymakers, and practitioners globally, and I support the AEA's recent efforts to enhance the appeal of economics as a valued and influential profession, including at business schools. I have participated in virtually every ASSA meeting since my Ph.D.; served on the AEA Board and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession; and worked with the CEMENT program to mentor young women economists. Another AEA priority should be to enhance publication turnarounds at AEA journals.
Previous and Present Positions: Professor of Business Economics/Policy & Insurance/Risk Management, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, & Executive Director, Pension Research Council, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 1993-; Full, Associate, and Assistant Professor, Cornell University 1978-93.
Degrees: Harvard University, B.A. in Economics, 1974; University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S./Ph.D. in Economics, 1976/78.
Publications: "Optimal Financial Literacy and Wealth Inequality," (with Lusardi and Michaud), Journal of Political Economy, 2017; "Cognitive Constraints on Valuing Annuities," (with Brown, Kapteyn, and Luttmer), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2017; "Borrowing from the Future: 401(k) Loans and Loan Defaults," (with Lu, Utkus, and Young), National Tax Journal, 2017; "Accounting and Actuarial Smoothing of Retirement Payouts in Participating Life Annuities," (with Maurer, Rogalla, and Siegelin), Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 2016; "Time is Money: Rational Life Cycle Inertia and the Delegation of Investment Management," (with Kim and Maurer), Journal of Financial Economics, 2016; "Ambiguity Attitudes and Economic Behavior," (with Dimmock, Kouwenberg, and Peijnenberg), Journal of Financial Economics, 2016; "The Economic Importance of Financial Literacy: Theory and Evidence," (with Lusardi), JEL, 2014; "Perspectives from the President's Commission on Social Security Reform," (with Cogan), JEP, 2003; "Guaranteeing Individual Accounts," (with LaChance), AER, 2003; "New Evidence on the Money's Worth of Individual Annuities," (with Poterba, Warshawsky, and Brown), AER, 1999.
AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: CEMENT Workshop for Junior Faculty 2018-19; CSWEP Carolyn Shaw Bell Award 2008; Executive Committee 1996-99, 2004-06.
Other Affiliations and Honors: Worth.com Powerhouse Female Economist, 2019; ICA Best Paper Award on Behavioral Aspects of Insurance Mathematics, 2018; Goethe University of Frankfurt Doctor Rerum Publicarum Honoris Causa, 2017; EBRI Lillywhite Award, 2017; Q-Group Roger F. Murray Award, 2017 & 2008; World Economic Forum Top 10 Women Economists, 2015; Fidelity Pyramid Research Institute Award, 2007; Premio Internazionale Dell'Istituto Nazionale Delle Assicurazioni, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 2003; Paul A. Samuelson Award for Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security, TIAA-CREF, 1999; NBER Research Associate, 1981-.
LARRY SAMUELSON, A. Douglas Melamed Professor of Economics, Yale University.
Statement of Purpose: The AEA faces multiple challenges. Publishing in economics journals involves ever-longer papers struggling through an increasingly arduous revision process in the face of daunting odds. We have made some, but limited, progress in establishing standards of professional conduct and ensuring that the AEA and the economics profession are diverse and inclusive (in terms of demographics, institutional representation, and so on). The quality of public policy debate suggests that we have failed to explain the nature and value of economic reasoning to the public at large. I believe we should and can do better in each respect. The focus on short papers of the newly created AER: Insights (of which I am pleased to be a coeditor), the adoption of disclosure policies and a code of professional conduct, and initiatives such as JEP and the News section of the AEA website, are good but tentative first steps. We need innovative ways to build on these beginnings.
Previous and Present Positions: A. Douglas Melamed Professor of Economics 2008-, Professor of Economics 2007-08, Yale University; Professor of Economics 1990-2007, University of Wisconsin; Professor of Economics, 1985-90, Associate Professor of Economics, 1982-85, Penn State University; Assistant Professor of Economics 1979-82, Syracuse University; Assistant Professor of Economics, 1978-79, University of Florida.
Degrees: Ph.D. (Economics) University of Illinois, 1978; M.A. (Economics) University of Illinois 1977; B.A. (Economics/Political Science) University of Illinois; 1974.
Publications: "The Implementation Duality," (with Nöldeke), Econometrica, 2018; "No-Betting Pareto Dominance," (with Gilboa and Schmeidler), Econometrica, 2014; "Stable Matching with Incomplete Information," (with Liu, Mailath and Postlewaite), Econometrica, 2014; "Reputation with Analogical Reasoning," (with Jehiel), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2012; "Managing Strategic Buyers," (with Hörner), Journal of Political Economy, 2011; "The Evolution of Time Preference with Aggregate Uncertainty," (with Robson), AER, 2009; "Common Learning," (with Cripps, Ely and Mailath), Econometrica, 2008; "Sunk Investments Lead to Unpredictable Prices," (with Mailath and Postlewaite), AER, 2004; "Endogenous Inequality in Integrated Labor Markets with Two-Sided Search," (with Mailath and Shaked), AER, 2000; "Altruists, Egoists and Hooligans in a Local Interaction Model," (with Eshel and Shaked), AER, 1998.
AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Coeditor, AER: Insights, 2017-; Coeditor, AER, 2010-16; Associate Editor, JEL, 1995-2004; JEP Editor Selection Committee, 2007.
Other Affiliations and Honors: President, Game Theory Society, 2016-18 (Executive VP 2014-16, Past President, 2018-20); AAAS Section 2 (Economics) Membership Panel, Member 2014, Chair, 2015-18; Econometric Society Executive Council, 2013-15; Program Co-chair, Game Theory Society 2012 and Econometric Society 2015 World Congress; Econometric Society Council, 2009-14; Game Theory Society Council, 2007-13; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2011; National Science Foundation panel member, 1998-2000, 2012; Coeditor, Econometrica, 2005-10; Fellow, Econometric Society, 1994.
JAMES H. STOCK, Department of Economics, Harvard University
Statement of Purpose: In my view, the AEA and the profession generally have important external and internal issues to address. Externally, evidence-based analysis, including economic analysis, is increasingly under attack. We are all committed to careful and reasoned economic analysis, and it would be appropriate for the AEA to consider whether there is more we should do institutionally, from teaching to the focus of journals to its role in providing a public face to the profession. Internally, results from the recent professional climate survey are distressing and we have much work to do. AEA President Bernanke's steps are strong ones, and they should help to make the profession a more desirable career choice for women and minorities. But we still have much work to do and need to redouble our efforts to enhance diversity in our ranks.
Previous and Present Positions: Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University, 2007-; Member, Council of Economic Advisers, 2013-14; Chair, Department of Economics, Harvard University, 2006-09; Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 2002-07; Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1991-2002; Professor of Economics, University of California-Berkeley, 1990-91; Assistant and Associate Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1983-90.
Degrees: Yale University, B.S., Physics, 1978; University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Statistics, 1982 and Ph.D., Economics, 1983.
Publications: Introduction to Econometrics 4th Edition, (with Watson), 2019; "Federal Coal Program Reform, the Clean Power Plan, and the Interaction of Upstream and Downstream Climate Policies," (with Gerarden and Reeder), forthcoming, AEJ: Economic Policy; "Identification and Estimation of Dynamic Causal Effects in Macroeconomics Using External Instruments," (with Watson), Economic Journal, 2018; "Empirical Evidence on Inflation Expectations in the New Keynesian Phillips Curve," (with Mavroeidis and Plagborg-Møller), JEL, 2014; "Optimal Two-Sided Invariant Similar Tests for Instrumental Variables Regression" (with Andrews and Moreira), Econometrica, 2006; "Forecasting Using Principal Components from a Large Number of Predictors," (with Watson), Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2002; "Instrumental Variables Regression with Weak Instruments," (with Staiger), Econometrica, 1997; "Stochastic Trends and Economic Fluctuations," (with King, Plosser, and Watson), AER, 1991; "Inference in Linear Time Series Models with Some Unit Roots," (with Sims and Watson), Econometrica, 1990; "Asymptotic Properties of Least Squares Estimators of Cointegrating Vectors," Econometrica, 1987.
AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Member, AEJ-Macro Editor Search Committee, 2017
Other Affiliations and Honors: Co-Editor (with Janice Eberly), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2015-; NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, 2009-12, 2016-; Research Associate, NBER, 1989-2012, 2014-; Fellow, International Institute of Forecasting, 2017-; Panel of Economic Advisors, Congressional Budget Office, 2017-; Co-Editor, Econometrica, 2009-12; Fellow, The Econometric Society, 1992-; Member, Council of Economic Advisors to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, 2008-12; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2006-; Managing Editor, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1992-2003.
For Executive Committee
LISA D. COOK, Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Statement of Intent: As Director of the AEA Summer Program at Michigan State University, I am gaining extraordinary insight into the economics profession, helping to promote the full inclusion of women and minorities in economics, developing important relationships across the profession through recruiting and the speaker series, advising and mentoring many in the next generation of economists, and gaining valuable experience as an engaged leader. The AEA is at a critical crossroads – implementing changes to make the economics profession the most vibrant it can be. In my research, I examine puzzling, pressing issues, including the effect of violence on economic activity, the euro crisis, and racial and gender gaps in innovation. The reach of this research extends beyond the academy to the broader profession and policy. If elected, I will strive to bring the tools, experience, and optimism of my career in economics to make a difference for the good of our profession.
Previous and Present Positions: Associate Professor, Economics and International Relations, Michigan State University 2013-; Senior Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, The White House 2011-12; Assistant Professor, Economics and International Relations, Michigan State University 2005-13; National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University 2002-05; Visiting and Adjunct Professor, Kennedy School of Government and Deputy Director, Africa Research and Programs, Center for International Development, Harvard University 1997-2002.
Degrees: Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Oxford University; B.A., Philosophy, Spelman College.
Publications: "Unequal Opportunity: The Innovation Gap in Pink and Black," in Matthew Wisnioski, Eric S. Hintz, and Marie Stettler Kleine, eds., Does America Need More Innovators?, MIT Press, 2019; "Dust, Drink, and Divergence: Summaries of Nevins Prize Doctoral Dissertations," Journal of Economic History, 2018; "Racial Segregation and Southern Lynching," (with Logan and Parman), Social Science History, 2018; "The Mortality Consequences of Distinctively Black Names," (with Logan and Parman), Explorations in Economic History, 2016; "Violence and Economic Growth: Evidence from African American Patents, 1870- 1940," Journal of Economic Growth, 2014; "Distinctively Black Names in the American Past," (with Logan and Parman), Explorations in Economic History, 2014; "Converging to a National Lynching Database: Recent Developments and the Way Forward," Historical Methods, 2012; "Metals or Management? Explaining Recent Economic Growth in Africa," (with Beny), AER, 2009; "Regional Public Goods in International Assistance" (with Sachs), Global Public Goods, Kaul, ed., Oxford University Press, 1999; "Trade Credit and Bank Finance: Financing Small Firms in Russia," Journal of Business Venturing, 1999.
AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Summer Training, Program Director; Member, Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Professional Conduct; Board of Editors, JEL; AEA Mentoring Pipeline Impactful Mentor Award.
Other Affiliations and Honors: Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; President, National Economic Association (former); Sigma Xi (Scientific Honor Society) Distinguished Lecturer; Member, National Council, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR); Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Institute for Research on Innovation and Science, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan; Visiting Scholar, National Poverty Center, University of Michigan; Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis, New York, and Philadelphia; MSU W.E.B. DuBois Society In the Field Award for Impactful Research; National Science Foundation graduate fellowship, reviewer, panelist; Board of Directors, Spelman College (former); first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College.
MATTHEW GENTZKOW, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Statement of Purpose: It is an honor to stand for election to the executive committee. This is always true, but especially so now, given the slate of critical and pressing issues we face. At the top of the list is improving the status of women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups at all levels of the profession. Other important issues include creating standards and infrastructure to make research replicable and efficient, maintaining credibility and managing conflicts of interest, engaging with policy makers to preserve and expand the availability of critical data, and keeping the Association on a sustainable financial path.
Previous and Present Positions: Professor, Stanford University, 2015-; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 2015-; Professor, Chicago Booth, 2009-15; Associate Professor, Chicago Booth, 2008-09; Assistant Professor, Chicago Booth, 2004-08; Visiting faculty, Harvard, 2008; Visiting faculty, Northwestern, 2008.
Degrees: Harvard University B.A., 1997; M.A., 2002; Ph.D., 2004.
Publications: "Measuring Group Differences in High-Dimensional Choices" (with Shapiro and Taddy), Econometrica, forthcoming; "Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains" (with DellaVigna), Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming; "Measuring the Sensitivity of Parameter Estimates to Estimation Moments" (with Andrews and Shapiro), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2017; "Competition in Persuasion" (with Kamenica), Review of Economic Studies, 2017; "Sources of Geographic Variation in Health Care: Evidence from Patient Migration" (with Finkelstein and Williams), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2016; "Do Pharmacists Buy Bayer: Sophisticated Shoppers and the Brand Premium" (with Bronnenberg, Dubé and Shapiro), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2015; "Competition and Ideological Diversity: Historical Evidence from US Newspapers" (with Shapiro and Sinkinson), AER, 2014; "The Evolution of Brand Preferences: Evidence from Consumer Migration" (with Bronnenberg and Dubé), AER, 2012; "The Effect of Newspaper Entry and Exit on Electoral Politics" (with Shapiro and Sinkinson), AER, 2011; "Ideological Segregation Online and Offline" (with Shapiro), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011.
AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors:
AEA Data Editor Committee, 2017; Co-Editor, AEJ: Applied Economics, 2013-16; Board of Editors, AEJ: Applied Economics, 2010-13; Board of Editors, JEL, 2011-13.
Other Affiliations and Honors: John Bates Clark Medal; Fellow, Econometric Society; Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Calvó-Armengol International Prize; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship; Robert H. Durr Award; NBER Research Associate in Industrial Organization and Political Economy; NBER Industrial Organization Steering Committee 2015-; Associate, Toulouse Network for Information Technology, 2013-; Associate Editor, RAND Journal of Economics, 2012-.
MELISSA SCHETTINI KEARNEY, Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Statement of Purpose: Economics is at once a rigorous academic discipline and a field of tremendous importance to society and the well-being of people. I am proud to be an economist and I care deeply about our profession. I have worked as an economist in a variety of settings, including a Ph.D.-granting research university, a liberal arts college, a think tank, and a policy research firm. I appreciate the wide range of activities economists engage in, our intellectual rigor, and our topical diversity. Our profession has many strengths to maintain, but also weaknesses to improve upon. If elected, I would serve with a commitment to make our profession more welcoming, inclusive, and diverse. I would like us to consider how our profession publishes, teaches, conducts seminars, and inspires young people to study economics. I would bring an open mind and a commitment to careful deliberation and high ideals.
Previous and Present Positions: University of Maryland, Department of Economics: Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics, 2016-, Professor, 2014-16, Associate Professor 2009-14, Assistant Professor 2006-09; Aspen Institute, Economic Strategy Group: Director, 2017-; The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution: Director, 2013-15; Brookings Institution: Fellow 2005-06; Wellesley College, Department of Economics: Assistant Professor, 2002-05.
Degrees: Ph.D. (Economics) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002; A.B. (Economics) Princeton University, 1996.
Publications: "Early Childhood Education by Television: Lessons from Sesame Street," (with Levine), AEJ: Applied Economics, 2019; "Male Earnings, Marriageable Men, and Non-Marital Fertility: Evidence from the Fracking Boom," (with Wilson), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2018; "Income Inequality, Social Mobility, and the Decision to Drop-Out of High School," (with Levine), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2016; "Media Influences on Social Outcomes: The Impact of MTV's 16 and Pregnant on Teen Childbearing," (with Levine), AER, 2015; "Do Lottery Payments Induce Savings Behavior? Evidence from the Lab," (with Filiz-Ozbay, Hyndman, Guryan, and Ozbay), Journal of Public Economics, 2015; "Why is the Teen Birth Rate So High in the United States and Why Does it Matter?" (with Levine), JEP, 2012; "Subsidized Contraception, Fertility, and Sexual Behavior," (with Levine), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010; "Parental Education and Parental Time with Children," (with Guryan and Hurst), JEP, 2008; "Trends in U.S. Wage Inequality: Re-Assessing the Revisionists," (with Autor and Katz), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008; "State Lotteries and Consumer Behavior," Journal of Public Economics, 2005.
AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: AEJ: Economic Policy: Board of Editors, 2019-; JEL, Board of Editors, January 2017-; CSWEP mentor.
Other Affiliations and Honors: Brookings Institution: non-resident Senior Fellow 2015-; MIT Jamal-Abdul Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL): Co-Chair, Cities and States Innovation Initiative, 2015-18, Affiliate, 2015-; Notre Dame Wilson-Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities: Board of Advisors, 2015-, Faculty Affiliate, 2013-; Smith Richardson Foundation, Board of Governors, 2018-; Hamilton Project, Advisory Council, 2015-.
ROHINI PANDE, Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics, Yale University
Statement of Purpose: Economics is well positioned to identify ways in which public policy can promote inclusive prosperity, in rich and poor countries alike. The AEA can play an important role in encouraging this agenda, but its success depends on affording a voice to all members. If elected, I will aim to support and further strengthen the AEA's recent initiatives to make the profession more accessible and welcoming. My two priorities are to: (i) work with colleagues to develop and disseminate best professional practices that can help departments nurture talent at all levels – undergraduate, graduate and faculty, and (ii) work with AEA committees to identify mechanisms that can improve the transparency of AEA journal review processes and, by doing so, strengthen their ability to ensure that all submissions are fairly treated.
Previous and Present Positions: Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia University 1999-2003; Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics, Yale University 2003-06; Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School 2006-18; Rafik Hariri Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School 2018-19; Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics, Yale University 2019-
Degrees: B.A., Economics 1992, Delhi University; B.A./M.A., Philosophy Politics and Economics 1994, Oxford University; M.Sc. Economics 1995, London School of Economics; Ph.D. Economics 1999, London School of Economics.
Publications: "Household Matters: Revisiting the Returns to Capital among Female Micro-entrepreneurs," (with Bernhardt, Field, and Rigol), AER: Insights, 2019; "The Value of Regulatory Discretion: Estimates from Environmental Inspections in India," (with Duflo, Greenstone, and Ryan), Econometrica, 2018; "Why Are Indian Children so Short? The Role of Birth Order and Son Preference," (with Jayachandran), AER, 2017; "Friendship at Work: Can Peer Effects Catalyze Female Entrepreneurship?" (with Field, Jayachandran and Rigol), AEJ: Economic Policy, 2016; "The Economic Returns to Social Interaction: Experimental Evidence from Microfinance," (with Feigenberg and Field), Review of Economic Studies, 2013; "Truth Telling by Third Party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India," (with Duflo, Greenstone and Ryan), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013; "Does the Classic Microfinance Model Discourage Entrepreneurship Among the Poor? Experimental Evidence from India," (with Field, Papp and Rigol), AER, 2013; "Female Leadership Raises Aspirations and Educational Attainment for Girls: A Policy Experiment in India," (with Beaman, Duflo and Topalova), Science, 2012; "Can Rural Banks Reduce Poverty? Evidence from the Indian Social Banking Experiment," (with Burgess), AER, 2005; "Can Mandated Political Representation Provide Disadvantaged Minorities Policy Influence? Theory and Evidence from India," AER, 2003.
AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Board Member at Large, Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), 2008-11; Associate Editor, JEP, 2009-12; Board of Editors, American Economic Review, 2008-13; Carolyn Shaw Bell Award for furthering the status of women in the Economics Profession 2018, CSWEP; Member of AEA Best Practices Task force 2019-; Co-editor, AER: Insights. 2019.
Other Affiliations and Honors: Director, Economic Growth Center Yale 2019; Co-founder and Co-Director Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Harvard Kennedy School 2012-19; Board of Directors and Co-Chair, Governance Initiative and Political Economy Group, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) 2010-; Board Member, Bureau for Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), 2008-; Research Associate, Development Economics and Political Economy Program, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2008-; Raymond Vernon Award for mentoring junior faculty, Harvard Kennedy School 2012; Lunch on the Dean, Harvard Kennedy School Teaching Award 2008 and 2009; Co-editor, Review of Economics and Statistics 2016-19; NSF Economics Panel 2008-10.