Melissa Dell won the 2020 Clark Medal

Judy 2021-07-07

MelissaDellwonthe2020ClarkMedal

"Through her groundbreaking, prudent and creative data collection and experience work, Melissa Dell has enhanced our Understanding of the role played in economic achievements. New vitality and direction in the entire political economy and development field.

Dell '05, who received a master's degree from the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, said she was excited about receiving this award, not only in recognition of her work, but also in her field of research.

"This recognition shows that people are more interested in the various issues we study in the development of political economy. I think that for the issues we think are very important, this field is really exciting." "Yes, to me Say, one of the key issues I am trying to understand better is how poverty and insecurity can last for so long, and the challenges that society faces in dealing with poverty and challenges. "

A Harvard professor said that Harvard helped her embark on the path of studying economics. Dell is now a professor in the Department of Economics. When he was not sure what his research area was, he came to campus as a freshman in 2001. Soon she was hooked. Dell said: "I think it's a combination of being able to learn a very good course and being introduced to research, which economists think fascinates me."

This fascination ultimately won her the John H. Williams Award (John H. Williams Award), which recognizes the best undergraduates in economics at Harvard University. Seymour Harris Award (Seymour Harris Award) He was awarded the best undergraduate thesis for the department "Broadening the Border: The Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the United States. The female workforce in Mexico. "

Studying abroad in Peru and Chile also provides Dell with the opportunity to interact with the wider world.

Dell graduated with honors and earned a degree in economics. He said: "I have the opportunity to see the situation on the ground and realize how important what we have learned in class is actually important to people's lives." She received a master's degree and a doctorate from Oxford University in 2007. Obtained from MIT in 2012.

Looking ahead, as the global economy attempts to recover from the disastrous effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Dell said her work and research may help highlight some important facts.

She said: "Part of what I want to consider is how to build trust in the country. This is indeed the basis for thinking about things such as scientific trust, because trust in wider institutions tends to blend together more widely."

In addition, Dell said her work to study how certain societies have responded to economic shocks over time emphasized the importance of "safety nets, which help relocate jobs during times of crisis."

In recent years, Dell's work has won many honors. She was selected as one of the top ten young economists in 2018 by The Economist; she won the Calvó-Armengol International Award, which was awarded by the Barcelona School of Economics in 2017 to the top 40 under the Andrew Carnegie Scholarship economist. The International Monetary Fund listed her as one of the 25 economists under the age of 45. These economists shaped global economic thinking in 2014.

News reference: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/04/economist-melissa-dell-wins-2020-clark-medal/

 

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