27 February 2015: 2015 Junior Job Market hires
The Departmental Junior Job Market search is now completed. We are pleased to announce that we have hired two new lecturers who will join the Department in this capacity next academic year: Attila Lindner and Michela Tincani.
Attila Lindner is a labour economist and his research interests span minimum wages, job search, unemployment benefits and labour supply. To study those topics, Attila has used data from Hungary, Poland and the United States. Attila will receive his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and holds degrees from Corvinus University and the Central European University.
Michela Tincani is a labour economist with interests in the economics of education, non-cognitive skills and the gender wage gap. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and studied previously at Luiss University and Bocconi University. Michela has been a post-doctoral research fellow at UCL, a research affiliate with the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CeMMAP) and the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePO) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
This has been a very successful hiring process and we would like to thank everybody for attending the talks and contributing to make the whole process a success. Last but not least, the Department would like to thank Aureo de Paula who has run the hiring process efficiently and with an extremely positive attitude.
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17 February 2015: BBVA Foundation Awards Prof. Richard Blundell Frontiers of Knowledge Award
The BBVA Foundation has named UCL Professor Sir Richard Blundell as recipient of the 2015 Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance, and Management.
Professor Richard Blundell receives this award, together with Professor David Card from University of California at Berkeley, for contributions in empirical microeconomics and public policy. “Motivated by important empirical questions, they (and their various coauthors) developed and estimated appropriate econometric models, making significant methodological contributions in the process. Both Blundell and Card are known for their attention to institutional detail, careful and innovative research design, rigorous application of econometric tools, and dispassionate reporting of results.” Nobel Prizewinner Professor Eric Maskin of Harvard University, Chair of the Jury for the 2015 Award.