Econ Professor Named One of BU's Best Young Profs

September 1, 2011

Each year, Boston University has the pleasure of recognizing a handful of talented young educators emerging as future leaders within their respective fields through the award of Peter Paul Professorships. This year, one of the three awardees was CAS Assistant Professor of Economics Johannes Schmieder.

Schmieder works in two different areas: he studies the interaction of labor market practices with macroeconomic factors to generate employment fluctuations; and he studies the relationship between environmental pollution and infant health. He recently received his doctorate from Columbia University.

The other two awardees are: Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, School of Management, Colin Fisher; and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Xue Han. Made possible through the generous support of one of our Trustees, Mr. Peter Paul, these professorships are presented to promising young faculty who have been at BU for no more than two years and have held no prior professorships.
The awards highlight the caliber, potential, and continued vitality of Boston University’s diverse faculty and include a three-year, non-renewable stipend designed to support scholarly or creative work, as well as a portion of the recipients’ salaries. Nominations are submitted by deans and department heads, and awardees are selected by the Office of the Provost.

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