The Center for Economic Studies (CES) annually honours an internationally outstanding economist as “Distinguished CES Fellow”. The laureate gives the “Munich Lectures in Economics”, a lecture series which introduces a current research topic in economics to the broad public. The event is supported by Munich Re, the ifo Institute Munich, and MIT Press.The CES Council has elected Matthew Gentzkow (Stanford University) as this year’s Distinguished CES Fellow.
Matthew Gentzkow is the Landau Professor of Technology and the Economy at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). He studies industrial organization and political economy, with his recent focus being on the impact of social media. Before joining Stanford University, Matthew Gentzkow did research and taught at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society. He received numerous other awards, among them the John Bates Clark Medal (2014), Calvó-Armengol International Prize (2016), and the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Clemens Fuest, President of the ifo Institute, Director of CES
Prof. Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Ph.D., Paris School of Economics PSE, France
Prof. Matthew Gentzkow, Ph.D., Landau Professor of Technology and the Economy, Stanford University, USA
„Digital Media and Social Good“ (Prof. Matthew Gentzkow, Ph.D)
Q&A / Moderation:
Prof. Davide Cantoni, Ph.D., Chair of Economic History, LMU
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