Benjamin Moll Awarded 2016 Sloan Fellowship
Banjamin Moll, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and JRCPPF faculty affiliate, was awarded a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship. The fellowships honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders. Moll's work seeks to advance two core research agendas. The first addresses one of the longest standing questions in economics: “Why are some countries so much poorer than others?” The second is to understand how the enormous heterogeneity observed at the micro level, and in particular the large disparities in income and wealth, impact the macro economy and macroeconomic policy.
Moll presented his paper on "The Dynamics of Inequality," at the 2015 JRCPP Annual Conference. You can watch his presentation here. To learn more about Moll's work visit his website. To find out more about the Sloan Fellowships click here.