University of Chicago Department of Economics
The Department of Economics congratulates Alessandra Voena, recipient of the 2017 Carlo Alberto Medal. The Medal is presented every two years to a young Italian economist under the age of 40 for his or her ourstanding research contributions to the field of economics.
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.
John A. List, Department Chair and the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, receives the Hartsook Growing Philanthropy Award for his pioneering work using field experiments to understand the science of charitable giving.
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.