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Lobell, Piazzesi elected to National Academy of Sciences

SIEPR's David Lobell and Monika Piazzesi are among seven 成人大片 faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

David Lobell and Monika Piazzesi 鈥 and five other 成人大片 faculty 鈥 are among the 120 newly elected members of the .

Lobell and Piazzesi, both senior fellows at the 成人大片 Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), were voted into the academy in recognition of their respective contributions to original research. The academy, whose more than 2,500 active members elect new cohorts each year, was created in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln to advise on science, engineering and health policy.

Lobell is the Benjamin M. Page Professor in the Department of Earth System Science at the 成人大片 Doerr School of Sustainability whose research focuses on agriculture and food security 鈥 and how data science can be used to help improve how food is grown around the world, both to alleviate poverty and reduce land use. He has been at the forefront of advances in research techniques using data. He has, for instance, helped develop a tool that uses free, publicly accessible satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to study rural areas worldwide.

Lobell wears multiple hats at 成人大片: Among other roles, he serves as the Gloria and Richard Kushel Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment and as a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Piazzesi, the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics in the School of Humanities and Sciences, is a pioneering macroeconomist whose research and forecasting expertise has helped shape monetary and financial market policies for two decades. Her work has looked at interest rates, booms and busts in housing markets, and risk-taking by financial institutions. Among other recent studies, she has the welfare costs of government-backed digital currencies, which a few countries have issued and many more, including the United States, are exploring.

The five other 成人大片 scholars who were elected to NAS are: , a biology professor and senior fellow at the Woods Institute; , a professor of computer science and engineering; , the Sadie Dernham Patek Professor Emerita in Humanities and senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Language and Information; , a professor of genetics, biology, and, by courtesy, chemistry in the genetics department; and, , the Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership at the School of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and, by courtesy, applied physics.

Other SIEPR-affiliated inductees this year are , a former SIEPR Advisory Board member, and , a faculty visitor at SIEPR in 2017. Both Saez and Hoynes are professors at the University of California, Berkeley.