Michael Carlos Best of Columbia’s Department of Economics was awarded the President’s Global Innovation Fund, for a project titled Jordanian Economic Policy Research Initiative.  Professor Best’s research project will study economic policy in Jordan, with a focus on taxation and public spending.

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Professor Verhoogen will study the relationship between unionization and technology adoption in U.S. manufacturing.

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We are proud to announce that José A. Scheinkman, the Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics, has been elected a new member of The American Finance Association’s Society of Fellows. Fellows are recognized for making a distinguished contribution to the field of finance.

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Columbia University Office of the Executive Vice President for Research announced the names of six teams receiving funding through Research Initiatives in Science and Engineering (RISE), one of the largest internal research grant competitions within the University. The annual award provides funds for up to six interdisciplinary faculty teams from the basic sciences, engineering, and/or medicine to pursue blossoming and extremely creative research projects. Each team’s award is worth $80,000 per

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