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Anna Mikusheva receives 2012 Elaine Bennett Research Prize 

Prize recognizes outstanding young women in economics

MIT economist Anna Mikusheva has been awarded the 2012 Elaine Bennett Research Prize from the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP).

The prize, conferred every other year to recognize, support, and encourage outstanding contributions by young women in economics, was awarded to 
Mikusheva for her contributions to econometric theory. She joins two previous award winners from MIT: Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, and Amy Finkelstein, the Ford Professor of Economics.

MIT's Duflo and Finkelstein are previous winners

“I am extremely excited and much honored by the award,” said Mikusheva, the Castle-Krob Career Development Associate Professor of Economics. “Whenever your name is mentioned on the same page as Esther Duflo and Amy Finkelstein, you instantly know that something very good happened in your life and career. The list of previous recipients of the prize blows my mind—they all are stellar economists and amazing women. I still cannot fully believe that I was added to this list.”


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