• Member Announcement
  • April 27, 2022

AEA Member Announcements: American Economic Association Announces Award Recipients for 2022

To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject:  American Economic Association Announces Award Recipients for 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 John Bates Clark Medalist Oleg Itskhoki. Awarded annually to an economist under the age of 40, the John Bates Clark Medal recognizes outstanding research accomplishments in economics. Please join the AEA Electoral College, consisting of the Association's Honors and Awards Committee and voting members of the Executive Committee, in congratulating Oleg Itskhoki of University of California, Los Angeles. To find out more or to see a list of Clark Medal recipients, go to https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/bates-clark.

The 2022 AEA Distinguished Fellows are Sadie T. M. Alexander (dec.), Barry Eichengreen, James Poterba, and Carmen Reinhart. The Distinguished Fellow award recognizes the lifetime research contributions of four distinguished economists each year. A list of current and past Distinguished Fellows is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/distinguished-fellows.

The Foreign Honorary Members for 2022 are Oriana Bandiera of Italy, Luigi Guiso of Italy, Paul Klemperer of United Kingdom, and John Van Reenen of United Kingdom. These international honorees of distinction are elected by the American Economic Association's Executive Committee. A list of current Foreign Honorary Members is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/foreign-honorary-members.

The annual American Economic Journal (AEJ) Best Paper Awards highlight the best paper published in each of the American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, Economic Policy, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics over the last three years. Nominations are provided by AEA members, and winners are selected by the journals' Boards of Editors. Complimentary full-text articles are available at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/aej-best-papers.

AEJ: Applied Economics: "Understanding the Average Impact of Microcredit Expansions: A Bayesian Hierarchical Analysis of Seven Randomized Experiments," by Rachael Meager 11(1), (pp. 57-91) January 2019

AEJ: Economic Policy: "Carbon Taxes and CO2 Emissions: Sweden as a Case Study," by Julius J. Andersson 11(4), (pp. 1-30) November 2019 

AEJ: Macroeconomics: "Higher Taxes at the Top: The Role of Entrepreneurs," by Bettina Brüggemann 13(3), (pp. 1-36) July 2021

AEJ: Microeconomics: "Is No News (Perceived As) Bad News? An Experimental Investigation of Information Disclosure," by Ginger Zhe Jin, Michael Luca, and Daniel Martin 13(2), (pp. 141-73) May 2021