Marina Halac, the David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business and Economics at Columbia Business School, was recently awarded the Elaine Bennett Research Prize.
Conferred every other year by the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, the Elaine Bennett Research Prize recognizes, supports, and encourages outstanding contributions by young women in the economics profession.
“I am truly honored to receive the Elaine Bennett prize and to join the remarkable group of women who have been recognized by this award in the past,” said Halac, whose research focuses on contract theory and game theory.
Halac has had a short, but already highly accomplished career. She has published a body of influential microeconomic theory research in top journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. Halac also serves on the editorial boards of two leading economics journals and is a frequent speaker at prestigious universities and conferences.
This is the second Elaine Bennett prize awarded to Columbia Business School faculty in recent years, following Professor Emi Nakamura’s win in 2014.
“This award is a great honor for both Professor Halac and Columbia Business School,” said Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School. “Receiving this honor multiple times shows the strength of our faculty’s contributions to their fields, and the School’s success in developing a culture that allows all faculty members to thrive.”
Established in 1998, the Elaine Bennett Research Prize is made possible by contributions from prominent economist William Zame and others, in memory of Elaine Bennett, who made significant contributions in economic theory and experimental economics and encouraged the work of young women in all areas of the field.
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