Nicholas Stern, who labeled climate change as the world’s greatest and widest-ranging market failure, will receive the award on Oct. 7.
Susan Athey, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), has been appointed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Council of Economic Advisors.
The newly formed council will advise the California governor and the state’s finance director on wide-ranging economic issues and deepen relationships between the administration and academic researchers.
The council will include Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis and Newsom’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor, Lenny Mendonca, as well as Athey and 10 other academics and state officials.
Athey is the Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a professor, by courtesy, of economics.
Her current research focuses on the design of auction-based marketplaces and the economics of the internet, primarily on online advertising and the economics of the news media.