Stanford economist Matthew Jackson, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
He is one of four Stanford faculty who received the lifetime honor this year. AAAS, which announced the 2022 class of fellows on Jan. 31, describes its fellows as “standout individuals” who have “advanced scientific excellence, tackled complex societal challenges, and pushed boundaries that will reap benefits for years to come.”
Jackson, the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics in the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Trione Chair of the Department of Economics, was recognized for his distinguished contributions to the field of economics and public policy, particularly in the structure and dynamics of complex interaction networks.
Jackson is known for his pioneering work on the essential role of networks in society and his extensive body of work in this area, which has provided insights on a wide range of policies, from economic development to COVID-19 responses.
His recent research has included studies that reveal how social networks affect economic mobility, how strategic combinations of policies could be more powerful than single approaches, and how greater proactive regional coordination could improve pandemic outcomes.
For its 2022 class, the AAAS named 505 new fellows — scientists, engineers and innovators chosen from around the world. In addition to Jackson, the other professors from Stanford were David Goldhaber-Gordon, Rosamond Naylor, and Yuri Suzuki.
To learn more about the 2022 fellows from Stanford, see the full story published on Jan. 31 by Stanford News.