2013 awards and honors.

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A number of NBER researchers received honors, awards, and other forms of professional recognition during 2013. A list of the honors reported by these researchers, excluding those that were bestowed by the researcher's home university, is presented below.

Katherine Baicker shared the 21st Arrow Award from the International Health Economics Association for "The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year," Quarterly Journal of Economics 127 (2012), pp. 1057-1106 (also NBER Working Paper No. 17190, July 2011). This paper, co-authored with Amy Finkelstein, Sarah Taubman, Bill Wright, Mira Bernstein,

Jonathan Gruber, Joseph Newhouse, Heidi Allen, and the Oregon Health Study Group, also received an HSR Impact Award. Baicker was also named to the Group Insurance Commission of Massachusetts.

Martha J. Bailey received the IZA Young Labor Economist Award.

Daniel Benjamin received the 2013 Norwegian School of Economics Sandmo Junior Fellowship, a prize for a promising young economist.

Lori Beaman was awarded an NSF CAREER grant for her work on social networks, labor markets, and agriculture in developing countries.

Jeffrey R. Brown was awarded the Robert Mehr Award for a paper published a decade earlier that has "best stood the test of time" from the American Risk and Insurance Association. The award recognized "Redistribution and Insurance: Mandatory Annuitization with Mortality Heterogeneity," Journal of Risk and Insurance 70 (2003), pp. 17-41 (also NBER Working Paper No. 9256, October 2002).

Alan Blinder's book on the financial crisis and its aftermath, After the Music Stopped, was selected by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2013.

John Cawley received a 2013 Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for his research on the economics of obesity.

Raj Chetty received the John Bates Clark medal of the American Economic Association and the Calvo-Armengol International Prize from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

Janet Currie was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She also served as the Vice-President of the Society of Labor Economists.

David Donaldson received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

Ronald G. Ehrenberg received the Howard Bowen Distinguished Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and was named an academic fellow of the...

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