The American Economic Association (AEA) has awarded the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal to CEPR Research Fellow Gabriel Zucman. Awarded annually to an economist under the age of 40, the John Bates Clark Medal recognises outstanding research accomplishments in economics. Gabriel is a Research Fellow for CEPR's Public Economics programme. He is Professor of Economics at University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on global wealth, inequalities and tax havens.

Further recognitions from the AEA Spring Awards:

The AEA awarded CEPR Research Fellow Maurice Obstfeld the Distinguished Fellow Award, which recognises the lifetime research contributions of eminent economists.

CEPR Research Fellows Sergei GurievMathias Dewatripont and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya were awarded the Foreign Honorary Member award, which is presented to foreign economists of distinction.

The AEA awarded the Best Paper Award in Macroeconomics to CEPR Research Fellow David Hémous and his co-author Morten Olsen for their paper "The Rise of the Machines: Automation, Horizontal Innovation, and Income Inequality".

You can read a full statement by the AEA here.