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Faculty Awards & Accolades – July/August 2016

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The Carnegie Corporation recently honored Dean Peter Henry on its annual list of “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America,” which recognizes more than 40 naturalized citizens who have made notable contributions to the progress of American society.

Professor Paul Romer has been selected by the World Bank to become its next chief economist, effective September 2016. Romer is currently the Director of the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management and University Professor, and the Founding Director of the NYU Stern Urbanization Project.

A multidisciplinary team of Stern faculty – led by Professor Ingo Walter and including Professors Joel Hasbrouck, Michael Posner, Paul Romer, Michael Spence, Paul Tice, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, Tensie Whelan, Lawrence White and David Yermack – have been awarded a three-year grant totaling $750,000 from NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study (GIAS) in support of their work on the global infrastructure challenge.

Professor Tensie Whelan has been appointed to the advisory board of Arabesque Partners, an asset management firm that integrates environmental, social and governance data with quantitative investment strategies.

Matteo Crosignani, a recent PhD alumnus, was awarded the “Young Economists’ Prize” at the 2016 ECB Forum in Sintra, Portugal, in recognition of his paper, “The Effect of Central Bank Liquidity Injections on Bank Credit Supply.”

On June 7, PhD student Steven Dallas received the 2016 Behavioral Exchange (BX) Junior Scholars Award, which recognizes scholars who are conducting cutting-edge research that intersects with policy or business, at this year’s BX 2016 Conference at Harvard University.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded an American Fellowship to PhD student Katherine Waldock, this year’s only recipient in the field of economics and finance, to support her research in corporate restructuring.