Best will establish Jordanian Economic Policy Research Initiative funded by Columbia University
David Alfaro Serrano was awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral
Dissertation Research Award in the social, behavioral and economic (SBE) sciences. The grant
was awarded for a proposal titled, “The Direct and Indirect Effect of Innovation Subsidies.”
Economist John Asker, who is an expert in antitrust and competition economics, is joining Columbia after serving four years at the University of California, Los Angeles.
John Asker, Evan D. Sadler and Tamrat W. Gashaw will join the Department of Economics this fall. John has been appointed Professor of Economics, Evan is Assistant Professor, and Tamrat, Lecturer in Discipline.
The Department of Economics announced that David E. Weinstein had been appointed Executive Director of the Program for Economic Research (PER), succeeding Yeon-Koo Che, who served in the role for the past three years.
Michael Vincent Crapotta is the new editor-in-chief of the Columbia Economics Review (CER), a journal led, organized, and operated by undergraduate students at Columbia across multiple disciplines.