Susan Athey and Joshua Gans Win Highest Honors

April 1, 2008

Congratulations to two of my Stanford dissertation advisees from 1995, who have just won very major honors:

  • Susan Athey, for winning the 2007 John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association, which “is awarded biennially to that American economist under the age of forty who is adjudged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” Athey is the first woman to win this extremely prestigious award.
  • Joshua Gans, for winning the 2007 Australian Young Economist Award of the Economic Society of Australia, which is awarded biennially to “honour that Australian economist under the age of forty who is deemed to have made a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.”