“Golden Goose” Award

On September 18, economists Preston McAfee, Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson received the Golden Goose Award in a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The award is given annually to federally funded researchers whose “seemingly obscure studies have led to major breakthroughs and resulted in significant societal impact.” A video describing the trio’s work, along with that of the biologists and the physicist who were similarly honored, can be viewed on Vimeo or below.

Quoting the Golden Goose website:

Yeon-Koo Che Wins Cho Award

Congratulations to my 1991 Stanford dissertation advisee, Yeon-Koo Che, who has “been selected as the first recipient of the Cho Award in Economics. The Cho Award is given to the economist whose academic contribution is most highly significant. It is awarded to Korean economists or foreign economists who contribute to development of economics in Korea. The Award has been established on the fund donated by Mr. Rakkyo Cho, an alumnus of Yonsei University, School of Economics.

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