Feb 26 2015
By Kathryn Lopez
Source Woodrow Wilson School
Oleg Itskhoki, assistant professor of economics at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, was one of five Princeton University faculty members named a 2015 Sloan Research Fellow for promising early-career research in science.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards the two-year $50,000 fellowships to 126 scientists and scholars annually. Nominations are made by senior colleagues based on outstanding performance and the nominee's potential to impact their field.
Supported by a National Science Foundation grant, Itskhoki's research is in macroeconomics and international economics. Most recently, he has worked on designing macroeconomic policies for member-countries of a currency union, and characterizing optimal development and industrial policies and trajectories for emerging economies plagued by financial market underdevelopment. Itskhoki also has studied how globalization affects unemployment and income inequality and the international transmission mechanism of the exchange rate shocks.
Itskhoki has participated in the Review of Economic Studies tour and has received the Kiel Institute for the World Economy's Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs. He has been published in American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies.
The other Princeton recipients are Sébastien Bubeck, assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering; Greg Kaplan, assistant professor of economics; Corina Tarnita, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; and Vlad Vicol, assistant professor of mathematics.
For more information on the Sloan Research Fellowship, click here.