The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Abhijit Banerjee, the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Esther Duflo, an economics professor at MIT; and Michael Kremer, the Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the department of
economics at Harvard University in Cambridge,
Massachusetts. The three won the Nobel Prize
“for their experimental approach to alleviating
global poverty.” Duflo is the second woman to be
awarded a Nobel Prize in economics.
Last fall, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
recognized innovative accounting educators with
the 2019 Effective Learning Strategies Awards,
which are co-sponsored by Grant Thornton and the
Federation of Schools of Accountancy. Stephanie
Grimm of the University of St. Thomas won the
Bea Sanders/AICPA 2019 Teaching Innovation
Award. The George Krull/Grant Thornton 2019
Teaching Innovation Award went to Ethan Kinory
at Rutgers University–Camden in New Jersey,
Kimberly Church of the University of Missouri–
Kansas City, and Sean Stein Smith of Lehman
College. Mahendra Gujarathi of Bentley University
received the Mark Chain/FSA 2019 Teaching
Innovation Award. View the full list of winners.
Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers
has recognized Saras Sarasvathy with its Legacy
Impact Award for her impactful work in the field of
entrepreneurship. Sarasvathy received the honor
for her research in effectuation, a framework for
building successful entrepreneurial ventures. Sarasvathy
holds two appointments: She is the Paul H.
Hammaker Professor of Business Administration at
the University of Virginia Darden School of Business
in Charlottesville and the Jamuna Raghavan Chair
Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Indian Institute
of Management in Bangalore.
Two schools have received 2019 WRDS–SSRN
Innovation Awards. Southampton Business School
at the University of Southampton in the U.K. received the award for
the Europe, Middle East,
and Africa region. The
National University of
School was recognized
in the Asia Pacific region.
The WRDS-SSRN Innovation
Award was created
by Wharton Research
Data Services and the Social Science Research
Network to recognize emerging business schools
that are advancing impact-focused research.
Two schools have won 2019 Innovator Awards from
the MBA Roundtable, a nonprofit organization dedicated
to sharing information about MBA curricula.
The award for early-stage innovation went to the
Asia School of Business in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
for its action learning program. The award for
established innovation went to Colorado State
University in Fort Collins for its Global Social and
Sustainable Enterprise MBA.