2013 Newly Elected Executive Board Members
Congratulations to the following incoming WEAI Executive Board members! Their terms of office will begin at the close of the 2013 Presidential Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting, June 30th, at the Grand Hyatt Seattle.
Vice President | David Card, University of California, Berkeley
David Card is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests include immigration, wages, education, and health insurance. He co-authored the 1995 book Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, and co-edited The Handbook of Labor Economics (1999); Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms (2004); and Small Differences that Matter: Labor Markets and Income Maintenance in Canada and the United States (1992). He has also published over 90 journal articles and book chapters. Card was co-editor of Econometrica from 1991 to 1995 and co-editor of the American Economic Review from 2002 to 2005. He taught at Princeton University from 1983 to 1996, and has held visiting appointments at Columbia University and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. In 1992 he was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society, and in 1998 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1995 he received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Prize, which is awarded every other year to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. He was a co-recipient of the IZA Labor Economics Award in 2006, and was awarded the Frisch Medal by the Econometric Society in 2007.
Academic Director | Ted Bergstrom, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ted Bergstrom is the Cherie and Aaron Raznick Chair in Economics at University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to joining UCSB in 1997, Bergstrom taught at Washington University, St. Louis from 1966-1975, and at the University of Michigan from 1975-1996. His research has been mainly in pure and applied microeconomics and in public economics, but ranges over a wide variety of topics. Bergstrom has served visiting appointments all over the world at places such as Essex University, University of Louvain, London School of Economics, Universitat Bonn, Monash University, Tel Aviv University, Kobe University, and many more. His research has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Public Choice, American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Journal of Economic Literature to name a few. Bergstrom grew up in rural Minnesota, just a few miles north of Lake Wobegon. In 1962, he graduated from Carleton College as a mathematics major and got his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford in 1967.
Non-Academic Director | Anna Paulson, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Anna Paulson is a vice president and director of financial research in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Previously, she served as vice president in the financial markets group.
Prior to her appointment in 2009 to the financial markets group, she was a senior financial economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Paulson's research focuses on how households cope with risk and incomplete financial markets. Her current research includes studies of the relationship between institutions and financial development and the dynamics of entrepreneurship.
Paulson's research has been published in scholarly journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Corporate Finance. Before joining the Fed in November 2001, Paulson was an assistant professor in the finance department at the Kellogg School of Management.
She received a B.A. from Carleton College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.