Leonard Wantchekon wins Global Economy Prize

April 22, 2023

Princeton professor and JRCPPF faculty affiliate Leonard Wantchekon was selected for the 2023 Global Economy Prize. The prize is awarded annually by the Kiel Institute for the Global Economy--together with the state capital Kiel and the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Commerce and Industry--to pioneers of a cosmopolitan, economically liberal, and public-spirited society.

Leonard Wantchekon is the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, as well as Associated Faculty in Economics. This prize recognizes Professor Wantchekon's contributions as a political economist and his work as founder and president of the African School of Economics, which opened in Benin in 2014.

This is the 18th year the prize has been awarded and this year’s theme is Africa. Fellow 2023 awardees are Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organization and Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin, Chief Innovation Officer at the United Nations Development Program. Read more...