CAER Hosts ASSA celebration: Professor Richard Holden

Monday, 7 September 2015  Features

For the second time in succession

Professor Richard Holden, co-director of the CAER Law & Economics Initiative, has won the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Panel B award for Early Career Research. The Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) at UNSW in conjunction with the ASSA celebrated this great achievement on Thursday, 27th of August 2015, at a dinner event. At this gathering of ASSA Fellows, Professor Holden gave a brilliantly clear and concise summary of his work on network capital.

The citation for his award reads as follows:

Richard Holden is an outstanding early-career scholar, whose record of achievement is exceptional. One of his contributions is, through a series of papers, significantly advancing understanding of gerrymandering of electoral boundaries. Granted his PhD in Economics from Harvard in 2006, he commenced his first academic job at MIT, moved to the University of Chicago in 2009, and to UNSW as a full professor from 2011. He is a Fellow of the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research and an editor of the Journal of Law and Economics, the top journal in the field. Most academics strive their whole careers without such recognition. Richard has already made prodigious research contributions, published in leading international journals, such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2), Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives (2). He is a recipient of an ARC Future Fellowship, 2013-17.

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