Thoughts on business school, economics, NC State, and everyday life from an economist at NC State's business school
Friday, April 25, 2014
Chicago Booth economist wins top economics honor
Every year the American Economics Association presents the John Bates Clark medal to the most promising economist under age 40 (WSJ writeup here.). This year's winner is Chicago Booth's Matthew Gentskow. Gentskow is one of the first economists to use big data in research. Some of his most notable work involves media bias. Do some newspapers lean left or right because of the perspective of the owner or does it reflect the characteristics of their readership? Gentskow finds the latter, which makes sense if you think of who reads the NYT (liberal upper east siders) versus WSJ (finance and business types).
Steve Allen is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research in the College of Management at NC State University. He has appointments in the Department of Economics as well as the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Steve also is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-profit research organization located in Cambridge, Mass.