José A. Scheinkman Receives the CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications

José A. Scheinkman
Edwin W. Rickert Professor of Economics, Columbia University
2014 Recipient of the CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications

José A. Scheinkman is the Edwin W. Rickert Professor of Economics at Columbia University, Theodore A. Wells ‘29 Professor of Economics (emeritus) at Princeton University and a Research Associate at the NBER. Previously, Scheinkman was the Alvin H. Baum Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, Blaise Pascal Research Professor (France), Visiting Professor at Collège de France, Vice President in the Financial Strategies Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy. He has served as a consultant to several financial institutions and is a member of the board of directors of Cosan Limited, a NYSE listed company engaged in the production and distribution of sugar, ethanol, energy and logistic services in Brazil.

His research has focused in building mathematical models that shed light on a variety of economic and social phenomena such as economic fluctuations, the nature of oligopolistic competition, the growth of cities, informal economic activity, the spatial distribution of crime, the dynamics of asset prices and asset-price bubbles. Scheinkman is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and of a “doctorat honoris causa” from the Université Paris-Dauphine.

It is in large part for his innovative ideas and progressive research in economics that José Scheinkman has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications.

Scheinkman will be presented with the CME Group-MSRI Prize at the program's luncheon event on February 9, 2015.

About CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications

CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications in conjunction with the esteemed Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), the CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications rewards exemplary work in the field of mathematical sciences and recognizes the vital impact quantitative research and application play in shaping global financial markets.

This prize recognizes an individual or group who has contributed and applied original and significant ideas and concepts to quantitative fields such as mathematics, statistics and computing.

Past Winners

2013 — Bengt Holmstrom
Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012 — Robert J. Shiller
Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management

2011 — Thomas J. Sargent
Professor of Economics, New York University, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford, California

2010 — Jean Tirole
Scientific Director of Industrial Economics Institute (IDEI) and Member of the Toulouse School of Economics

2009 — Sanford J. Grossman
Chairman and CEO, Quantitative Financial Strategies, Inc.

2008 — Lars Peter Hansen
Homer J. Livingston Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Economics and Statistics at the University of Chicago

2007 — David M. Kreps
Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business

2006 — Stephen A. Ross
Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management

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