Boston College has appointed Nobel laureate Paul M. Romer as a Seidner University Professor at the Carroll School of Management.
The economist will join the institution in the fall, and will lead the university’s new Center for the Economics of Ideas. He will also teach in the finance department at Boston College.
Romer was previously a professor at New York University, and before that was a senior Vice President and chief economist at the World Bank. Earlier in his career, he held professorships at the University of Chicago, the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford.
Romer received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2018 “for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis.” He shared the prize with Yale University’s William Nordhaus.
Commenting on Romer’s appointment, Boston College Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley said: “He possesses a remarkable fluency across topics and ways of knowing. His scholarship and teaching, and his leadership of the new Center for the Economics of Ideas at Boston College, promise to expand on his pathbreaking accomplishments and open up new horizons to direct change for the common good.”