Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Chairman John

John Campbell is the new chairman of the Harvard economics department. Congratulations, John, and my condolences as well.

I have long thought that my biggest contribution to Harvard was being part of the team that recruited John to the university. As a coauthor of John early in his career, I knew a few years before the rest of the profession that he is both a great economist and a great human being. I am delighted that the leadership of our department will be in such capable hands over the next few years.