The seventh year of the GCER Distinguished Visitor Series features a number of prominent economists who will spend time in the Department during the 2018-19 academic year. This year's Distinguished Visitors include:
Aureo de Paula
Aureo de Paula is Professor of Economics at University College London. He received his PhD in Economics in 2006 from Princeton University. He has since published widely in top outlets across the profession and is well known for his work in both theoretical and applied econometrics. Professor de Paula has developed critical techniques for dealing with identification and interdependencies in data. He has applied these to studies of health outcomes and costs. Professor de Paula is currently the managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies and is a recipient of prestigious ERC and NSF research grants. He is a Research Fellow at CEPR and CeMMAP. He has held positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV. Professor de Paula will visit the Center and the Department of Economics at Georgetown during the week of October 15-19, 2018.
Ulrich K. Müller
Ulrich K. Müller is the Stanley G. Ivins ’34 and Henrietta Bauer Ivins Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of St Gallen in Switzerland in 2002. Professor Müller is well known for his econometric work on statistical inference in time series models. His publications are widely cited in the profession. Professor Mueller is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics, and was named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2008. He is the recipient of numerous NSF research grants, and is currently a Co-editor of Econometrica and an Associate Editor of Econometric Theory. Professor Mueller will visit the Center and the Department of Economics at Georgetown during the week of October 29-November 2, 2018.
Ariel Pakes is the Thomas Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He received his PhD from Harvard in 1979 and has produced path-breaking work in Industrial Organization ever since. Professor Pakes is famous for his development of demand systems that can be used to analyze the dynamic effects of mergers, deregulation, and market evolution. His methods are applied to industries as diverse as health care, automobiles, and telecommunications. Professor Pakes is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. He received the Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society in 1986 for the best empirical paper published in Econometrica over a five year period. In 2017, he received the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize and in 2018 the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award. Professor Pakes will visit the Center and the Department of Economics at Georgetown during the week of November 26-30, 2018.
Stephen Morris is the Alexander Stewart Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1991 and is widely recognized as one of the top economic theorists of his generation. His work has produced critical insights on economic outcomes when consumers lack common knowledge. He has applied these insights to a number of fields including auctions, banking and finance, and political economy. Professor Morris is the founding and current director of the William S. Dietrich Economic Theory Center and an affiliate of the Bendheim Center of Finance. He is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently first Vice-President of the Econometric Society. Professor Morris will visit the Center and the Department of Economics at Georgetown during the week of April 1-5, 2019.
Fabien Postel-Vinay is Professor of Economics at University College London. He received his Ph.D. in economics at Université de Paris I in 1998 and is widely recognized for his work on search and matching in labor markets. He has contributed to an array of topics including labor mobility, wage dispersion, and business cycle effects on hiring and wages. Professor Postel-Vinay is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a member of the Centre for Macroeconomics, a CEPR research fellow, and a founding member of the European Search and Matching (SaM) network. He has published extensively, including in top journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, and the Review of Economic Studies. Professor Postel-Vinay will visit the Center and the Department of Economics at Georgetown during the week of April 29-May 3, 2019.