Rachel Griffith wins 2014 Birgit Grodal Award

Monday, April 21, 2014

The European Economic Association has announced that CEPR Research Fellow Rachel Griffith of the University of Manchester and IFS has won the 2014 Birgit Grodal Award. The award is made in every even year to a 'European-based female economist who has made a significant contribution to the Economics profession. This is the second Birgit Grodal award. The citation says: 

"Rachel Griffith is a leading empirical researcher in studies of innovation and productivity. Her influential contributions have brought new data sets, particularly firm-level data, to bear in answering classic economic questions about what drives the process of innovation and what determines differences in productivity levels between firms … Her research is invariably of a high standard using appropriate empirical methods and data … Her citizenship and service to the profession in Europe has been recognized by her election to President of the EEA. She will be the first woman to hold that position when she takes office in 2015."

CEPR is delighted to congratulate Rachel.