Costas Meghir appointed the first Douglas A. Warner III Professor

Costas (Konstantinos) Meghir, the inaugural Douglas A. Warner III Professor, is a noted scholar on labor economics.

His interests also include the economics of education, microeconometrics, evaluation of public policy, household behavior, retirement and pensions, income distribution, consumption, demand analysis and development economics. His research papers have been published in numerous professional journals, including the Journal of Econometrics, Fiscal Studies, the European Economic Review and the Journal of Human Resources.

Meghir joined the Yale faculty this term after teaching since 1986 at University College London, where he became a full professor in 1993. Since 2004, he has been co-director of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Research Centre at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and he has been an ESRC Professorial Fellow 2008-2011. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and the University of Chicago.

Awarded the Bodosakki Foundation Prize in 1997 as the “best Greek economist under age 40,” Meghir also received the Allman Prize from the Manchester Statistical Society and the 2000 Ragnar Frisch Medal for an article he co-authored, “Estimating Labor Supply Responses Using Tax Reforms.” He is a fellow of the Econometrica Society and of the British Academy, among other affiliations.

The economist earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Manchester.

The new professorship was established through the gift of Douglas A. Warner III ‘68 to fund a chair in the Department of Economics. He began a career at J.P. Morgan upon graduating from Yale and was the company’s chair and CEO until J.P. Morgan merged with Chase Manhattan in 2000. He was chair of the board of the combined enterprise until his retirement in 2001. Warner’s father and son are also Yale graduates.

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