Gérard Roland joined the Berkeley Economics department as a Professor in 2001. He received his PhD from Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1988 and taught there from 1988-2001. Professor Roland is a CEPR Research Fellow, where he was Program Director between 1995 and 2006 and is also affiliated with NBER. He served as Editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics from 2007 to 2016, and was an Associate Editor for several other journals.
Among Professor Roland’s awards and honors are recipient of the Medal of the University of Helsinki, Officier de l’Ordre de Leopold II, and entry in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Economics since 1776. He was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences in Stanford in 1998-1999. He was Program Chair of the Fifth Nobel symposium in Economics devoted to the Economics of Transition in 1999. He was named Jean Monnet Professor at Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 2001 and received an Honorary Professorship of Renmin University of China in 2002.