MATTHEW GENTZKOW WINS PRESTIGIOUS ECONOMICS AWARD

Economics professor Emir Kamenica, professor of economics, Gentzkow authored a series of applied theory papers that tackles the question of how, in a game where a sender communicates private information to a receiver, a sender might choose to package information to influence how a receiver behaves. 

Gentzkow received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2009. He has also been awarded several National Science Foundation grants for research on media and Booth’s Faculty Excellence Award for teaching.

“He has thus emerged as a leader in a new generation of microeconomists applying economic methods to analyze questions that were historically analyzed by non-economists,” concluded the AEA.