Alumnus Erzo Luttmer new lead editor for the American Economic Review

Erzo Luttmer

Erasmus School Economics is proud to share that alumnus Prof. Erzo Luttmer has been named the new lead editor for the American Economic Review, beginning in January 2023.

Erzo Luttmer, Professor in Economics at Dartmouth College, holds a master’s degree in Econometrics from Erasmus School of Economics and a PhD in economics from Harvard University. Luttmer is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labour Economics IZA, and he serves as the editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. His research seeks to understand what drives the demand for redistribution and social insurance and how the implementation of redistribution and social insurance programmes can be improved. Many of his papers highlight the important role of social effects in economic behaviour. Much of his more recent research explores the role of cognitive limitations on demand for and design of social insurance programs.

The American Economic Review is a general-interest economics journal and one of the oldest and most respected scholarly journals in the economics profession. The journal publishes 11 issues containing articles on a broad range of topics.

Alumnus Guido Imbens stays on as Editor of Econometrica

In late May, Guido Tabellini, President of the Econometric Society, announced that another alumnus of Erasmus School of Economics, Prof. Guido Imbens, had agreed to stay on as Editor of Econometrica for an additional and last term of two years (the current four-year term of Imbens’ editorship will reach completion on 30 June 2023). Imbens, Professor of Applied Econometrics and Professor of Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business, is one of the world's foremost econometricians and the third Dutch recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2021). In the eighties he studied econometrics at Erasmus School of Economics and then continued his career in the United States.

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For more information, please contact Ronald de Groot, Media & Public Relations Officer at Erasmus School of Economics:, +316 53 641 846.

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