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Northwestern Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows

Five elected to one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies

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April 24, 2013 | by Hilary Hurd Anyaso

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Five Northwestern University faculty have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

The five are Daniel Andreas Diermeier, Janice Caryl Eberly, Martin Stewart Eichenbaum, Sarah Crawford Maza and Asher Wolinsky.

They are among the 198 leaders in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts and business and public affairs who have been elected to the academy this year for their pathbreaking work. The new class of fellows will be inducted at a ceremony Oct. 12 at the AAAS headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

The new Northwestern members are:

Daniel Andreas Diermeier, IBM Distinguished Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practices; Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences; Kellogg School of Management and Director, Ford Motor Center for Global Citizenship; Professor of Political Science, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences 

Diermeier’s work focuses on political institutions, reputation management, political and regulatory risk, crisis management and integrated strategy. He is author of “Reputation Rules: Strategies for Managing Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset” (McGraw-Hill, 2011), also translated into Japanese and Mandarin and co-author of “A Behavioral Theory of Elections,” (Princeton University Press, 2011). His work has been published in academic journals and featured globally in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week, the Financial Times, Fortune, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, ABC News and the BBC. He has been an advisor to some of the world’s leading companies and organizations, including Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, AHIP, Allianz, Baker & McKenzie, Baxter International, BP, Cargill, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, the Federal Government of Canada and the City of Chicago.

Diermeier is co-founder of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) and chairman of the Northwestern Global Health Foundation. He currently serves as academic director of the CEO Perspectives Program (Kellogg’s most senior executive education program). In 2001, he was named Kellogg Professor of the Year and, in 2007, was awarded the prestigious Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute, named the “Oscar of Business Schools” by the Financial Times. In 2004, he was appointed to the Management Board of the FBI. He has also served as a senior strategic advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers, and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

Diermeier’s home page can be found here.    

Janice Caryl Eberly, James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management 

Eberly most recently led the U.S. Office of Economic Policy under Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, advising him on a variety of macro and microeconomic issues, analyzing and reporting on current and prospective economic developments in the U.S. and world economies and assisting in the determination of appropriate economic policies. 

Eberly’s research focuses on finance and macroeconomics. Her work studies firms’ capital budgeting decisions and household consumption and portfolio choice. She further examines the interaction of these spending and investment choices with the macroeconomy. Her current research emphasizes household finance and the cost of updating wealth portfolios. She is also studying the difficulties and implications of reallocating capital across sectors. She has received a Sloan Foundation research fellowship and grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the CME Trust. 

Eberly has been an associate editor of the American Economic Review and other academic journals, and is a senior associate editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics. She is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and has been a visiting scholar at several Federal Reserve Banks and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Eberly, who also served on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association. She is on the advisory committees of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Eberly has won numerous awards for her teaching, including the Chairs' Core Teaching Award in 2001 and 2006 and the Outstanding Professor Award from the Executive Master's Program in 2002, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Eberly’s home page can be found here

Martin Stewart Eichenbaum, Charles Moskos Professor of Economics in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences 

Eichenbaum’s research focuses on understanding aggregate economic fluctuations. He is currently studying the causes and consequences of exchange rate fluctuations as well as the effect of monetary policy on postwar United States business cycles. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a co-editor of the American Economic Review.

Co-director of the Center for International Economics and Development, Eichenbaum is the author and co-author of numerous articles that appeared in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the Annual Review of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Economic Dynamics and other publications.

Eichenbaum’s homepage can be found here.  

Sarah Crawford Maza, Jane Long Professor in Arts and Sciences in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and director of Northwestern’s Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies

Maza specializes in the history of France from the 18th to the 20th centuries, with a focus on social, cultural and intellectual history. Most of her work concerns “the social imaginary,” the ways in which people in the past have understood, experienced and represented social identities, particularly class identities. She is the author of “Servants and Masters in Eighteenth-Century France: The Uses of Loyalty” (Princeton University Press, 1983), “Private Lives and Public Affairs: the Causes Célèbres of Pre-Revolutionary France” (University of California Press, 1993), which won the David Pinkney Prize of the Society for French Historical Studies, “The Myth of the French Bourgeoisie: An Essay on the Social Imaginary, 1750-1850” (Harvard University Press, 2003), which won the George Mosse Prize of the American Historical Association, and “Violette Nozière: A Story of Murder in 1930s Paris” (University of California Press, 2011).

Maza also works on issues of theory and methodology, has published articles on cultural history, history and literature, and interdisciplinarity, and co-edited the Blackwell Companion to Western Historical Thought (2002). Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She is a past president of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Maza’s home page can be found here

Asher Wolinsky, Gordon Fulcher Professor of Economics in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Wolinsky’s areas of research are microeconomic theory and industrial organization. His work has focused on the theory of markets under conditions of imperfect competition and imperfect information. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Charter Member and a member of the council of the Game Theory Society, an associate editor of Econometrica and the American Economic Journals: Microeconomics, past co-editor of Economic Theory and past associate editor of Journal of Economic Theory and of Games and Economic Behavior.  

Wolinsky is the author and co-author of numerous articles that have appeared in Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review and other publications.

Wolinsky’s home page can be found here

The academy is a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to its studies of science and technology policy, global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities and education.

“Election to the academy honors individual accomplishment and calls upon members to serve the public good,” said Leslie C. Berlowitz, academy president. “We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these distinguished men and women to advance solutions to the pressing policy challenges of the day.”

Since its founding in 1780, the academy has elected leading “thinkers and doers” from each generations, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin in the 18th century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 19th, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the 20th. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

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