Friday, April 25, 2014

Report from the Chair

Readers of this blog may have noticed that I have not been as active here over the past two years as I was previously. One of the reasons is that, about two years ago, I was appointed chairman of the Harvard economics department. That has been keeping me busy. But I am happy to report that the job is going well. One of the responsibilities of the chair is to oversee faculty hiring, and we have had some great results. Our new faculty hires include the following (in alphabetical order):
  1. Gabriel Chodorow-Reich
  2. Ben Golub
  3. Robin Lee
  4. Matteo Maggiori
  5. Matthew Rabin
  6. Gautam Rao
  7. Neil Shephard
  8. Stefanie Stantcheva
  9. Elie Tamer
A pretty good list, if I say so myself!