Melissa Dell awarded 2018 Elaine Bennett Prize
Melissa Dell, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and CEPR Research Affiliate in Development Economics, is the recipient of the 2018 Elaine Bennett Research Prize.
Established in 1998, the Elaine Bennett Research Prize recognizes and honors outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman not more than seven years beyond her Ph.D.
Professor Dell will formally accept the Prize at the Business Meeting and Award Ceremony of the American Economic Association (AEA) Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), held on 4 January 2019.
Professor Dell received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. Her research focuses on the interplay between the state, non-state actors, and economic development. Her publication record includes publications in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Among many prestigious honors, she received an Alfred Sloan Fellowship in 2016 and the Calvo-Armengol International Prize for the best economist or social scientist under the age of 40.