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Michèle Tertilt (PhD '03) awarded the Yrjö Jahnsson Award in March 2017

August 22, 2018

Michèle Tertilt (PhD '03) was awarded the Yrjö Jahnsson Award in March 2017.

In 1993 the Finnish Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation established a biennial award, called the Yrjö Jahnsson Award in Economics, for a European economist no older than 45 years old who has made a contribution in theoretical and applied research that is significant to economics in Europe.

Michèle Tertilt, now at the University of Mannheim, received this award for her important contributions to family economics and household finance. Her work has uncovered the salient implications of gender roles for macroeconomics, development, and fertility. Her research has also contributed to our understanding of the development of consumer credit markets and default rates.

Michèle is also the first woman to win the Gossenpreis awarded by the Verein für Socialpolitik.