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Dr. Jose A. Scheinkman
Earth and Environmental Engineering
Fu Foundation School of Engineering

Home Page: http://econ.columbia.edu/jose-scheinkman

José A. Scheinkman is the Edwin W. Rickert Professor of Economics at Columbia University and the Theodore A. Wells ‘29 Emeritus Professor of Economics at Princeton University. Previously, Scheinkman was the Alvin H. Baum Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, Blaise Pascal Research Professor (France), Vice-President in the Financial Strategies Group of Goldman Sachs & Co., and co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Professor at Collège de France, Université Paris-Dauphine, E.H.E.S.S. (France), Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (Brazil) and E.P.G.E. (Brazil). Scheinkman is a member of the Board of Directors of Cosan Limited.

Professor Scheinkman’s research has focused in building mathematical models that shed light on a variety of economic and social phenomena such as economic fluctuations, the nature of oligopolistic competition, the growth of cities, informal economic activity, the spatial distribution of crime, the dynamics of asset prices and asset-price bubbles. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, corresponding member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Econometric Society, and received a docteur honoris causa from the Université Paris-Dauphine. In 2007, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

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Past Committee Membership
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Board of Trustees Mar 05, 2011 Feb 28, 2015