University of Chicago Department of Economics
The Department of Economics congratulates Magne Mogstad, the Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, on receiving the 2017 IZA Young Labor Economist Award. The IZA bestows this honor once every two years to an aspiring labor market researcher below age 45 to support and stimulate top research. According to IZA Network Director Daniel S. Hamermesh, Professor at Royal Holloway University of London and the Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor, the award is a “modest recognition of the remarkable amount that [Mogstad has] already achieved.” The complete list of IZA Young Labor Economist Award winners can be seen at legacy.iza.org/en/webcontent/prize/ylea.
The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund intends to make the second-largest gift in the history of the University of Chicago, supporting the Department of Economics in expanding its leadership in education and research with wide-ranging public impact, while increasing financial support for students. The $125 million gift, which will bring Griffin’s total giving in support of UChicago Economics to nearly $150 million, will help advance the department’s efforts to impact the world through economic inquiry and analysis.
A graduate fellowship fund in memory of Professor Larry A. Sjaastad has been created in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics through a generous gift.