Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jonathan Levin: John Bates Clark Medal

Congratulations to Jonathan Levin of Stanford who recently won the John Bates Clark medal for the best economist under the age of 40.

It is testament to the size of the academic economics world, and to the fact that we practice the division of labor that we preach, that I had never even heard of Levin until he won the award.

Readers prone to envy should note that, according to his AEA bio, Levin is set to become chair at Stanford starting this coming academic year. Seems an odd way for Stanford to deploy the time of its hottest intellectual asset, but then I am surely no expert in departmental management.

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