The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago (BFI) is pleased to announce this year’s Saieh Family Fellows in Economics. For the 2021-22 academic year, six early-career economists will join the prestigious fellows program, which brings together leading, early-career economists to take part in the University’s field-defining approach to economic scholarship.
The six fellows for the 2021-22 academic year are:
- Adrien Auclert completed his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an Assistant Professor in the economics department at Stanford University.
- Christina Brown completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley and will join the University of Chicago’s Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics as an Assistant Professor in 2023.
- Allan Hsiao completed his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and will join the Department of Economics at Princeton University as an Assistant Professor in 2022.
- Anders Humlum completed his PhD at Princeton University and will join UChicago’s Booth School of Business faculty in the fall of 2022. He is in his second year as a Saieh Family Fellow.
- Evan Rose completed his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley and will join UChicago’s Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics as a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in 2022.
- Elisa Rubbo completed her PhD at Harvard University and will join UChicago’s Booth School of Business as an Assistant Professor in 2022.
The Saieh Family Fellows program offers early-career economists who have completed their doctorates an opportunity to explore research interests and to further develop their analytical skills in a highly collaborative, intellectual environment. Through the program, fellows are able to leverage UChicago’s intellectual resources, expertise and collaborative community to grow as scholars.
“The Saieh Family Fellowship seemed to me to be an excellent opportunity to get my career kickstarted, and the resources and community offered are unparalleled,” Evan Rose said. “I hope to lay a foundation for a career studying the important questions that motivated me to start studying economics to begin with.”
In its short history, the Saieh Family Fellows in Economics has attracted leading early-career scholars. Approximately half of the fellows have been selected to present at the annual Review of Economic Studies tour, which brings a small number of the world’s most promising graduating doctoral students in economics and finance to present their research to audiences in Europe. Past fellowship recipients now hold faculty positions at Chicago Booth and the University’s Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, Harvard University, MIT, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale.
“Looking at the list of past and current Saieh Fellows, it’s really a who’s who of the young leaders of our field, so I’m looking forward to just soaking up as much knowledge from them as possible,” Christina Brown said. “There are so many fabulous development economists and applied micro economists between the economics department, Booth and Harris. I think I could have coffee every day for months with an economist I’ve admired and not run out.”
The Saieh Family Fellows program is permanently endowed by a generous gift from University of Chicago trustee and alumnus Alvaro Saieh. For a list of all current and past Saieh Family Fellows, click here.