• Press Release
  • May 1, 2019

American Economic Association Announces Award Recipients for 2019


Barbara H. Fiser
American Economic Association
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NASHVILLE, TN (May 1, 2019) - The American Economic Association (AEA) announces recipients of the John Bates Clark Medal, Distinguished Fellows, Foreign Honorary Members, and the "Best Paper Awards" of the American Economic Journals. These outstanding achievements will be honored at the AEA Annual Meeting, January 3-5, 2020, in San Diego, California.

Awarded annually to an economist under the age of 40, the John Bates Clark Medal recognizes outstanding research accomplishments in economics. The AEA Electoral College, consisting of the Association's Honors and Awards Committee and voting members of the Executive Committee, selects the winner.  A list of Clark Medal recipients is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/bates-clark.

The Distinguished Fellow awards recognize the lifetime research contributions of distinguished economists. Since 1965, past presidents of the AEA are recognized as Distinguished Fellows, and up to four additional individuals may be elected for the award in one calendar year. Distinguished Fellows are selected by the AEA Nominating Committee and voting members of the Executive Committee, sitting together as an electoral college. A list of current and past Distinguished Fellows is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/distinguished-fellows.

The Foreign Honorary Members award is presented to foreign economists of distinction. Honorees are elected by the American Economic Association's Executive Committee upon recommendation from the Honors and Awards committee. A list of current Foreign Honorary Members is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/foreign-honorary-members.

The annual American Economic Journal (AEJ) "Best Paper Awards" highlight the best paper published in each of the American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, Economic Policy, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics over the last three years. Nominations are provided by AEA members, and winners are selected by the journals' editors, co-editors, and boards of editors. A list of current and past AEJ Best Paper Award winners is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/aej-best-papers.

A list of the 2019 award winners is provided below. For more information about these awards, the recipients, and biographies of the John Bates Clark Medalist and Distinguished Fellows, visit https://www.AEAweb.org.

The American Economic Association Awards Results

John Bates Clark Medalist

Emi Nakamura, University of California, Berkeley

Distinguished Fellows

Oliver Hart, Harvard University
Edward Lazear, Stanford University
Ariel Pakes, Harvard University
Margaret Slade, The University of British Columbia

Foreign Honorary Members

Hélène Rey, France

American Economic Journal (AEJ) "Best Paper Awards"
Complimentary full-text articles are available at the web addresses referenced below.

AEJ: Applied Economics: "Expertise versus Bias in Evaluation: Evidence from the NIH," by Danielle Li 9(2), (pp. 60-92) April 2017

AEJ: Economic Policy: "Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence from US Agriculture," by Marshall Burke and Kyle Emerick 8(3), (pp. 106-140) August 2016

AEJ: Macroeconomics: "The Firm Size Distribution across Countries and Skill-Biased Change in Entrepreneurial Technology," by Markus Poschke 10(3), (pp. 1-41) July 2018

AEJ: Microeconomics: "A Pseudo-Market Approach to Allocation with Priorities," by Yinghua He, Antonio Miralles, Marek Pycia, and Jianye Yan 10(3), (pp. 274-314) August 2018

About the American Economic Association

The American Economic Association (AEA) encourages economic research, issues publications on economic subjects, and encourages perfect freedom of economic discussion. With more than 20,000 members, the Association publishes the American Economic Review (AER), AER: Insights (AERI)Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP), AEA Papers and Proceedings, and American Economic Journals (AEJ): Applied Economics, Economic Policy, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics. More information can be found at https://www.AEAweb.org, or by contacting Barbara H. Fiser at barbara.h.fiser@Vanderbilt.Edu.