Silvana Tenreyro named winner of Carl Menger Award 2018

ZURICH, 05-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Every two years, the Verein für Socialpolitik confers the Carl Menger Award for innovative international research in the areas of monetary macroeconomics and monetary policy.

The award, named after the Austrian economist and co-founder of the Austrian School, is jointly endowed by the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and the Swiss National Bank, and comes with prize money of EUR 20,000.

Silvana Tenreyro is one of the best-known and most influential macroeconomists teaching in Europe. In her research, she combines international economics and monetary macroeconomics. Her studies on the theoretical and empirical aspects of optimum currency areas and her work in the field of econometrics have met with acclaim around the world.

Silvana Tenreyro is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. She is an External Member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, responsible for setting monetary policy in the United Kingdom. She is also a Member of the Scientific Committee at the Banque de France and was an External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Central Bank of Mauritius.

Silvana Tenreyro studied at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán in Argentina and at Harvard University in the US, where she earned a PhD with Alberto Alesina, Robert Barro and Kenneth Rogoff as her advisors. She has performed a wide range of academic and policy advisor roles in her career to date. She was Co-Director of the prestigious Review of Economic Studies journal, Associate Editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics, Member of the Executive Committee of the Royal Economic Society and Member of the Council of the European Economic Association.

The Carl Menger Award will be presented on Monday, 3 September 2018, from 7 pm, during the annual meeting of the Verein für Socialpolitik at Konzerthaus Freiburg (Freiburg im Breisgau).

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SOURCE: Swiss National Bank


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