Calvó Prize Lecture: Melissa Dell (Harvard)

May 30, 2018 17:00 - 19:00 UTC
Col·legi d'Economistes de Catalunya, Plaça de Gal·la Placídia, 32, 08006 Barcelona, Spain

Master's students and alumni are warmly invited by the Barcelona GSE Research Office to attend the Calvó-Armengol International Prize Lecture by this year's Calvó Prize recipient, Melissa Dell (Harvard University). The topic of Professor Dell's lecture will be "Persistence And Transformation in Economic Development."

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About our speaker

Melissa Dell is Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Before this she was at Harvard's Society of Fellows. She received her PhD from MIT, an MPhil from Oxford, and her BA from Harvard, all in Economics. She has been a Rhodes Scholar and a Sloan Fellow. She has been chosen tor receive the Calvó Prize for her pathbreaking research on the micro-foundations of important political and social phenomena.

About the Calvó Prize

The Calvó-Armengol International Prize memorializes Antoni Calvó-Armengol, who passed away in 2007 at 37 years of age. A native of Andorra, Calvó was a professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Barcelona GSE who made outstanding contributions in social economics.

The Calvó Prize is awarded every two years to an economist or other social scientist who is not older than 40 years old, for his or her contributions to the understanding of social structure and its implications for economic interactions. 

Previous recipients of the Prize:

  • 2016: Matthew Gentzkow (Stanford)
  • 2014: Raj Chetty (Harvard)
  • 2012: Roland Fryer (Harvard)
  • 2010: Esther Duflo (MIT)

The Prize is funded by the Government of Andorra, Fundació Crèdit Andorrà and the Barcelona GSE, with support from the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Program.

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