IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

Orazio Attanasio to be Econometric Society President in 2020

Orazio Attanasio, a Research Director of IFS and Professor of Economics at University College London, has been elected Second Vice-President of the Econometric Society. He will be First Vice-President in 2019, and President in 2020.

Orazio is Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at IFS.

Read more on the Econometric Society website.

Rachel Griffith elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

IFS Research Director Rachel Griffith has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Fellows are elected after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. This includes substantial contributions and leadership in various fields, including higher education, social, economic and environmental policy, government, law, charitable foundations and think tanks.

More information on the announcement can be found here.

Dave Donaldson Masterclass

cemmap is happy to annouce a masterclass on Empirical Models of Comparative Advantage and the Gains from Trade by Dave Donaldson.

Starting with a presentation of standard models of comparative advantage that have been used to explain the pattern of trade (who trades what with whom) and the normative effects of trade (who gains and who loses when trade becomes easier to do) both between and within nations.  This will span the perfectly competitive models of Ricardo and Heckscher-Ohlin (including their modern versions such as that due to Eaton and Kortum), as well as the monopolistically competitive models of Krugman and Melitz.