The Committee Members of the 2010 Bernácer Prize have the pleasure of announcing that:
'The 2010 Bernácer Prize has been awarded to Xavier Gabaix (Stern School of Business, NYU) for his original research contributions in financial and behavioural economics, including the consequences of seemingly irrational behaviour on asset markets, and his analysis of the level of compensation of corporate executives'.
The Committee is made up of Prof. Lucas Papademos (Chair); Prof. Juan J. Dolado (Secretary), Prof. Francesco Giavazzi, Prof. Jordi Galí, Prof. Edward C. Prescott, Prof. Eduardo Schwartz, Dr. José Viñals and Prof. Charles Wyplosz.
Background and Research Interests
Xavier Gabaix (1971) is Martin J. Gruber Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business (NYU). He did his first degree in Mathematics at Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and his Ph.D in Economics at Harvard University. He has recently been awarded the 2011 Fisher Black Prize given biannually by the American Finance Association a top financial economist under 40.
He has published widely cited papers in leading journals like American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Finance, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Nature, among others.
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