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Foley Receives Guggenheim Prize in Economics

October 5, 2017

SCEPA Economist and New School Professor Duncan Foley receives the 2017 Guggenheim Prize in Economics for “major contribution to the field.”

Foley’s work leads SCEPA's project on Sustainable Growth, generously sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Awarded bi-annually, The Guggenheim Prize recognizes lifetime achievement in the field of economics. Foley is the fourth winner of the Guggenheim Prize, joining Professors David Laidler (2015), Sam Hollander (2011), and Bertram Schefold (2009).

“Duncan’s work spans from modeling the contemporary economy to the history of ideas and how it forms our understanding of the present,” said Will Milberg, dean and professor of economics at The New School for Social Research. Milberg added, “As one of the most creative and original thinkers in economics for decades, he is very deserving of this honor.”


SCEPA works to focus the public economics debate on the role government can and should play in the real productive economy - that of business, management, and labor - to raise living standards, create economic security, and attain full employment.