Edmund Phelps

Edmund PhelpsSpotlight:

  • Expertise: capitalism, unemployment and inclusion, economic growth, microeconomics business swings, economic dynamism, unemployment, altruism, morality
  • Acquired his B.A. from Amherst (1955) and his Ph.D. from Yale (1959)
  • McVickar Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University
  • Director of Columbia’s Center on Capitalism and Society
  • Winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Science
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association
  • A Festschrift conference was held in his honor (2001)
  • Named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and awarded the Premio Pico della Mirandola and the Kiel Global Economy Prize (2008)
  • Appointed Dean of New Huadu Business School at Minjiang University in Fuzhou (2010)
  • Author of Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change

             Biography Credit: Columbia University


  • BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance, and Management, 2012Honorary Doctor of Economics, University of Cyprus, 2012
  • 10th Annual Conference, “After Keynesianism and Corporatism,” Columbia University, New York, December 7th, 2012.
  • University Philosophical Society of Trinity College, honorary patron, October 2012. President’s Medal, National University of Ireland – Galway, October 2012.
  • Mendeleev Medal for Achievement in the Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2012.
  • Panel on domestic job creation with Steve Case and Carly Fiorina for Bloomberg Link Washington
    Summit, Washington DC, May 1, 2012.
  • Russian Academy of Sciences, full member, December 22, 2011.
  • 9th Annual Conference, “Philosophical Foundations on Economics,” Columbia University, New
    York, September 23-24, 2011.
  • Louise Blouin Award for Creative Leadership, New York, New York, September 19, 2011.
  • 8th Annual Conference, “Microfoundations for Modern Macroeconomics,” Columbia University,
    New York, November 19-20, 2010.

             To view a full list of Edmund Phelp’s awards, view his CV here: http://www.columbia.edu/~esp2/CV2012-12-12.pdf



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