Faculty fellowship named in honor of George Shultz at SIEPR

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) has created a new faculty fellow position in honor of the late GEORGE SHULTZ. The fellowship – made possible by the generosity of SIEPR supporters – marked the occasion of Shultz’s 100th birthday and recognized his distinguished career in public service, business and academia, and his contributions to economic policy.

George P. Shultz. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

Shultz, who held four federal cabinet-level posts and served under three presidents, was known also for his dedication to scholarship, including his visionary and advisory roles at SIEPR and as the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

The fellowship – first awarded to economics Professor NEALE MAHONEY – recognized Shultz’s “unsurpassed contributions” to the creation, growth and success of SIEPR, said MARK DUGGAN, the institute’s Trione Director. Shultz served on the Advisory Board of SIEPR since its inception in 1982 – the same year he accepted President Reagan’s offer to be secretary of state.

Mahoney, the first to receive the Shultz fellowship, is an applied micro-economist with an interest in health care and consumer financial markets. He was named a Sloan Research Fellow in 2016 and is a co-editor of American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. He also served as an economist at the Office of Management and Budget during the Obama administration.

“I’m delighted and honored to accept the appointment as George P. Shultz Fellow,” Mahoney said. “I was a Shultz Scholar during my time as a graduate student at Stanford, and I’m thrilled to have the Shultz name affiliated with my research again.”

Read the full article on the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research website.