MIT’s Nancy Rose Honored for Her Efforts to Advance Women in Economics

Nancy L. Rose, the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been awarded the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

The annual prize, named in honor of the late Wellesley College faculty member, recognizes an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession through example, achievements, increasing our understanding of how women can advance in the economics profession, or mentoring others. The citation for the award states that Professor Rose is “an accomplished scholar, an award-winning teacher, a gifted advisor and mentor, and a strong academic leader.”

Professor Rose stated that “I’m proud of this award, as I think it speaks to the long tradition MIT economics has for promoting women and their contributions to the economics profession. It’s been a great environment for me over my career, and a privilege to pass this along to future generations.”

Dr. Rose’s research focuses on industrial organization, especially the role of regulation in affecting firm behavior and consumer welfare. She has studied the impact of government policies in the airline, trucking, and electric utility industries. Between 2014 and 2016, she served as deputy attorney general for economic analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She has served as vice president of the American Economic Association and is currently vice president of the Industrial Organization Society.

Professor Rose joined the MIT faculty in 1985. She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in economics and government and holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.

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