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Two Economics Faculty Receive Honors

08/09/13

By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Aug. 9, 2013

Economics Department faculty members Professor Utku Ünver and Assistant Professor S Anukriti recently received prestigious professional honors.

Ünver, who joined Boston College in 2008, has been granted a Special Award in Science by the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council, which recognizes Turkish scientists who have significantly contributed to science by their work abroad. Ünver was the sole recipient of the award in the Social Sciences category, cited for his work on economic design, matching models and kidney exchange schemes, many of which have involved collaboration with colleague Professor Tayfun Sönmez and recent Nobel Prize recipient Alvin Roth.

Anukriti, one of three new members of the Economics faculty for 2013-14, won a prize from the Econometric Society for authoring one of the two best papers in applied economics by young researchers. She presented her paper, "The Fertility-Sex Ratio Trade-off: Unintended Consequences of Financial Incentives," at BC this past spring. Anukriti earned her doctoral degree from Columbia University earlier this year.