The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its class of 2023 on April 19, including eight distinguished economists who have made significant contributions to their field.
The newly-elected economists are: Orazio Attanasio from Yale University, Kerwin K. Charles from the Yale School of Management, Arnaud Costinot from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chang-Tai Hsieh from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Magne Mogstad from the University of Chicago, Hyun Song Shin from the Bank for International Settlements, Petra Todd from the University of Pennsylvania, and Heidi Williams from Stanford University.
“The individuals we honor today have been elected by their peers because of the incredible impact they have had in their fields,” said David Oxtoby, President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. “We are proud to welcome them as members and look forward to drawing on their knowledge and insights to address the challenges facing our society.”
Orazio Attanasio, a professor of economics at Yale University, is known for his research on the economics of household behavior and the design and evaluation of policies aimed at alleviating poverty and inequality.
Kerwin K. Charles is the Indra K. Nooyi Dean and Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Economics, Management, and Marketing at the Yale School of Management. His research focuses on labor markets, income and wealth inequality, and social mobility.
Arnaud Costinot is the Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his research focuses on international trade, economic geography, and development.
Chang-Tai Hsieh, the Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is known for his research on the determinants of long-run economic growth and the role of misallocation in explaining differences in productivity across countries.
Magne Mogstad, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, is known for his research on inequality and social insurance, and has been awarded numerous prizes for his contributions to the field.
Hyun Song Shin, the Economic Adviser and Head of Research at the Bank for International Settlements, is a leading scholar of financial economics and international macroeconomics.
Petra Todd, a professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania, is known for her research on microeconometrics, labor economics, and the economics of education.
Heidi Williams, a professor of economics at Stanford University, is known for her research on innovation and intellectual property, and has been recognized for her contributions with numerous awards.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1780 and has a membership of over 5,000 fellows and 600 foreign honorary members. Its mission is to recognize and support excellence in scholarship, arts, and sciences, and to promote a better society through the advancement of these fields.