RES Conference 2012 - Elhanan Helpman, Economics Journal Lecture 2012
Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University
Elhanan Helpman is the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Statistics from Tel Aviv University, an M.A. degree in Economics from the same institution, and a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Harvard University.
Helpman has made important contributions to the areas of international trade, economic growth and political economy. He is a cofounder of the "new trade theory'' and the "new growth theory,'' which emphasize the roles of economies of scale and imperfect competition. Much of his work in trade, growth, and political economy is summarized in seven books: Market Structure and Foreign Trade (with Paul Krugman), Trade Policy and Market Structure (with Paul Krugman), Innovation and Growth in the Global Economy (with Gene Grossman), Special Interest Politics (with Gene Grossman), Interest Groups and Trade Policy (with Gene Grossman), The Mystery of Economic Growth and Understanding Global Trade.
Helpman served as Co-Editor of the Journal of International Economics and as Editor of the European Economic Review. He is currently a Co-Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the European Economic Association and a Distinguished Fellow
of the American Economic Association. He has been honoured with invitations to deliver lectures, such as the Frank Graham Memorial Lecture at Princeton University, the Schumpeter Lecture of the European Economic Association, the Walras-Bowley Lecture of the Econometric Society, the Frish Memorial Lecture of the Econometric Society and the Ohlin Lectures at the Stockholm School of Economics. He was awarded the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal by the Indian Econometric Society, the Bernhard-Harms Prize by the Institute for World Economics and the Nemmers Prize by Northwestern University. He is a member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was President of the Israeli Economic Association and of the Econometric Society. In Israel he received the Rothschild Prize, the EMET Prize and the Israel Prize.
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