Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics

New Chair and Four New Members announced for SSD Council

The University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Zachary Egan, AM’96, as chair of the Division of the Social Sciences Council. The Trustees have also approved four new members for the Council: Luann Jacobs, Matt Jacobs, Rohit Kumar, and Pamela Paresky. Their appointments are all effective July 1, for their first three-year term.

 

Egan succeeds Brook Payner, AB ’79 (Mathematics), AM ’81, PhD ’87 (Economics), who served as chair from 2016-2019.

 

2019 Social Sciences Research Center Faculty Seed Grants and Graduate Student Fellowships Announced

The Division of the Social Sciences has announced the recipients of the 2019 Social Sciences Research Center (SSRC) Faculty Seed Grants and Graduate Student Fellowships:

 

Three faculty projects were selected for funding through the seed grant initiative, which is in its second year.

 

Faculty Seed Grant Recipients: