Homer J. Livingston Distinguished Service Professor in Economics.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978. Cowinner of the Frisch Prize Medal, 1984; John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1996; Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 1998; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1999; Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, 2006.
Research: Time series econometrics; quantitative analysis of dynamic equilibrium models; asset pricing.
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Cochair Kenneth Judd, Hoover Institution
Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace .
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1980. Alfred E. Sloan Fellowship, 1985. Fellow of the Econometric Society; Elected, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2003.
Research: Economics of taxation, tax policy, antitrust issues, imperfect competition, and mathematical economics and developing computational methods for economic modeling.
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Cochair Sven Leyffer, Argonne National Laboratory
Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Ph.D., University of Dundee, 1994. Vicechair INFORMS Optimization Society, 2004; Program Director, SIAM Activity Group on Optimization, 2004; Cowinner, SIAM Award Lagrange Prize, 2006.
Research: Mathematical Programs with Equilibrium Constraints, Large Scale Nonlinear Programming, Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming, Branchandbound for Mixed Integer Quadratic Programming
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Committee Affiliates 

Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971. John Bates Clark Medal Winner, 1983; Member, National Academy of Sciences since 1992; Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 2000; Jacob Mincer Lifetime Acheivement Award, 2005; Dennis J. Aigner Award, 2007 and 2005. Ulysses Medal, University College Dublin, 2006. Director, Economics Research Center, Department of Economics; and Director, Center for Social Program Evaluation, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies since 1973.
Research: Evaluation of social programs; econometric models of discrete choice and longitudinal data; the economics of the labor market; alternative models of the distribution of income; public economics; regulation and policy reform of income inequality; the economics of the life cycle of skill formation; hedonic models and pricing of heterogeneous goods and characteristics; heterogeneity in general equilibrium models.
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Todd Munson, Argonne National Laboratory
Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2000. Enrico Fermi Scholar, 2000. BealeOrchardHayes Prize, 2003; Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award, U.S. Department of Energy, 2006; Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2006.
Research: Algorithms and applications of optimization and complementarity. Utilizing constrained nonlinear optimization techniques to compute mountain passes, critical points where the Hessian has exactly one negative eigenvalue. Application of optimization to the rrefinement problem, a large nonlinear, nonconvex, optimization problem. Special purpose algorithms for solving support vector machine and mesh shapequality optimization problems.
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Robert Townsend, University of Chicago
The Charles E. Merriam Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1975. Frisch Prize Medal Winner 1998.
Research: Contract theory and mechanism design; risk and insurance; village economies, micro credit, micro foundations of macro economics; evaluation of financial systems in developing countries, banking.
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