Amy Finkelstein Wins the Elaine Bennett Prize
Congratulations to my friend Amy Finkelstein who just won the Elaine Bennett Prize. The prize is given every other year to the most outstanding young female economist by the American Economic Association.
Our careers have many parallels. Like me, Amy was an undergraduate at Harvard, got her Ph.D. at M.I.T. with Jim Poterba as her advisor, and then spent three years at the Harvard Society of Fellows.
The similarities stop there, however, as Amy writes important economic papers about health care and insurance markets, whereas I just do Freakonomics-y stuff.