December 2017 Newsletter
Christine Amsler will be a visiting professor at the University of Crete for a semester starting in January of 2018.
Ken Boyer was named the winner of 2017 Distinguished Transportation Researcher Award from the Transportation Research Forum.
Rachel Croson, who is currently serving as the Dean of the College of Social Sciences, was named the 2017 winner of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, given annually by the American Economic Association to recognize and honor an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession.
Stacy Dickert-Conlin was named one of the editors of the National Tax Journal.
Jon Eguia was named an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Scott Imberman has been named a co-editor for Economics of Education Review.
Thomas Jeitschko has been named dean of the graduate school and associate provost for graduate education for Michigan State University. Prof. Jeitschko has also recently been appointed to the scientific committee the Florence Competition Program, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of competition and anti-trust policy in the European Union.
Susan Linz will soon be finishing her term as Treasurer of the Association for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. She has served in this role since 2008.
Paul Menchik will be a visiting faculty member at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand for 6 weeks during the Spring Semester of 2018.
Jack Meyer’s article on “Tradeoffs for Downside Risk-Averse Decision-Makers and the Self-Protection Decision” was chosen to receive the The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review best paper award for 2016.
Peter Schmidt was given a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis at their meeting in London last June, the first such award given by this organization. Prof. Schmidt will be joining his wife Christine Amsler as a visiting professor at the University of Crete for the semester starting in January of 2018.
Steve Woodbury participated in the State of Michigan’s 2017 “Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference”, a joint effort of the State Treasurer and the House and Senate fiscal agencies to inform the making of the annual budget. Prof. Woodbury spoke on the prospects for future economic growth in Michigan in light of the disruptions to the labor market created by the Great Recession. Prof. Woodbury has also received a grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and the Russel Sage Foundation for research on “Sources of Displaced Workers' Long-Term Earnings Losses.”