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Steven F. Goldstone Endowed Term Chairs: in Economics, Dr. Andrew Postlewaite

SAS Dean Samuel H. Preston has announced that Drs. Samuel Freeman, Jack Nagel, and Andrew Postlewaite have been appointed to the Steven F. Goldstone Endowed Term Chairs for Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Dr. Postlewaite is a professor of economics and finance. He came to Penn in 1980 after serving as an associate professor at the University of Illinois, where he received both undergraduate and graduate teaching awards. He received his B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1965, his M.S. from DePaul University in 1969, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1974. His research and teaching interests include microeconomic theory and public economics.

A world-class scholar, he has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Princeton University, the University of California at San Diego, the University of Tokyo, Tel Aviv University, and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. He has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, Western Ontario University, the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Minneapolis, the University of Bonn, European University in Florence, the University of Toulouse, and Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a visiting research associate at Bell Laboratories.

In addition, Dr. Postlewaite has chaired the economics department and the provost search committee at Penn. He has published extensively and is the co-editor of Econometrica and the former editor of the International Economic Review. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and has received grants from NSF and the Sloan Foundation.

The Steven F. Goldstone Endowed Term Chairs for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics were established earlier this year (Almanac Febuary 27, 2001) by Steven F. Goldstone, retired chairman of Nabisco Group Holdings. Mr. Goldstone, who graduated from the College in 1967, joined Nabisco in 1995. Previously, he was a senior partner with the New York City law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 12, November 13, 2001


November 13, 2001
Volume 48 Number 12

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Three professors named to Goldstone Endowed Term Chairs for Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Lindback Award nominations are due November 30.
Community Involvement Recognition Award nominations are due on December 7.
The University community is invited to speak at the University Council's Open Forum; topics must be submitted to the Office of the Secretary by November 27.

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