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Professor Silvana Tenreyro awarded the Carl Menger Prize


Congratulations to Silvana Tenreyro who has been awarded the Carl Menger Prize for Economics.

The German Economic Assosication (Verein für Socialpolitik) awards the Carl Menger Prize every two years for innovative, international research in the fields of monetary macroeconomics and monetary policy.

Named after the Austrian economist and co-founder of the Austrian School, the prize has been awarded jointly by the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and the Swiss National Bank since 2014. In sponsoring this prize, the three central banks aim to foster research on monetary economics.

Achim Wambach, Chairman of the Verein für Socialpolitik, presented Silvana with the award at the association’s annual meeting in Freiburg. Mr Wambach highlighted Silvana’s particular expertise in the fields of international economics and monetary macroeconomics, adding that her work on the theory and empirical analysis of optimal currency areas and on econometrics have attracted worldwide interest. He also drew special attention to her work on the housing market. For further information, please see this Deutsche Bundesbank article.

Silvana is Professor of Economics at LSE and also sits on the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England. 

September 2018


Assistant Professor of Economics Daniel Reck wins the IIPF Young Economists Award

Daniel Reck

Congratulations to Daniel Reck (pictured) and Jacob Goldin, who have been awarded the IIPF Young Economists Award 2018for their paper ‘Optimal Defaults with Normative Ambiguity’. 

The Award was established in 2008, with the aim of encouraging young scholars (authors must be under 40 years old) who present their papers at the IIPF Annual Congress.  

An award committee, headed by the Scientific Chair of the respective congress and including further members, selects those papers that stand out for their scientific quality, creativity and relevance. Up to two of these papers are chosen to be distinguished with this award.  

The International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) is the world organization of Public Finance economists.

August 2018


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