- After 19 years, Professor Ron Lee has stepped down from his position as Director of CEDA. Professor Will Dow assumed the role of Director on July 1, 2013.
Professor Dow is an economist in the School of Public Health where he heads the Division of Health Policy & Management. His research interests include health, demography, aging, and behavioral economics. Professor Lee will continue to teach economics and demography. We extend our gratitude for his many years of service to CEDA, and we warmly welcome Professor Dow’s new leadership.
- Luis Rosero-Bixby was appointed to the National Academy of Science in the spring of 2013. He is spending the next few years as a visitor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Demography. Rosero-Bixby is a professor in the School of Statistics and in the Health Research Institute at the University of Costa Rica in San José.
- In January 2013, Ulrike M. Malmendier received the honor of a Fisher Black Prize. The award is bestowed upon a finance scholar under 40 whose work best exemplifies the Fischer Black goal of developing original research. The Fisher Black committee was especially impressed with the originality and creativity of Malmendier's papers, which explore the intersection between economics and finance or behavioral corporate finance. Malmendier holds appointments in UC Berkeley's Finance department and in the Haas School of Business.
- Ulrike M. Malmendier also received a "Rising Star in Finance" award at the Fordham University/NYU Rising Stars conference, 2012. She was also a finalist for the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for her paper "Depression Babies" in the QJE 2011. Capital Magazine named her one of the "Top 40 Researchers Under 40". She also received an IGM Fellowship from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.
- Alan Auerbach received the Daniel M. Holland Medal from the National Tax Association, 2011.
- Rucker Johnson had the opportunity to be a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar in NYC from 2011-12 and a Selected Fellow at the Stanford University Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 2011-12. Princeton University Industrial Relations named Johnson's work on their list of "Noteworthy Books for 2010" in the category of Labor Economics, 2011.
- Ethan Ligon was named the 2011-2012 Presidential Chair Fellow at University of California, Berkeley.
- Emmanuel Saez won the 2011 AEJ Economic Policy best paper award for his work, "Do Taxpayers Bunch at Kink Points?"
- Robb Willer received a Rationality and Society Section Paper Award from the American Sociological Association for "The False Enforcement of Unpopular Norms (with Ko Kuwabara and Michael W.Macy) in 2011. He also was named a Robert and Clarissa Rees Memorial Distinguished Alumni Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa in 2011.
- New York Times The article Life Spans Shrink for Least-Educated Whites in the U.S., cites findings by CEDA members Wilmoth, Boe, and Barbieri which highlight the poor ranking of the U.S. in life expectancy.
- New Book on Population Aging Ronald Lee, Professor of Demography and Director of UC Berkeley's Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging, in collaboration with Andrew Mason, Professor of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Senior Fellow, Population and Health Studies, East-West Center, Hawaii, US, has edited a new book entitled Population Aging and the Generational Economy: A Global Perspective. This ground-breaking book provides a comprehensive analysis of changes in population age structure across the globe and their effect on the macroeconomy. The result of a seven-year research project involving over 50 economists and demographers from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, the book draws on a new and comprehensive conceptual framework – National Transfer Accounts – to quantify the economic lifecycle and economic flows across generations. A book launch reception was held in New York on September 19, 2011. To read reviews and to order your copy of this important new work, please see the National Transfer Accounts website.