Penny Goldberg Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Penny Goldberg portrait

Pinelopi K. Goldberg, the Elihu Professor of Economics, is among 100 new members and 25 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in science, the academy announced April 30. Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,347 and the total number of foreign associates to 487. 

Goldberg’s research focuses on applied microeconomics, international trade, and industrial organization. Her current research interests include the effects of trade liberalization on growth and income distribution, intellectual property rights enforcement in developing countries, and incomplete exchange rate and cost pass-through. She is chief economist of the World Bank Group and is on public-service leave from Yale while serving in that role. 

The National Academy of Sciences was established in 1863 by an Act of Congress, signed by President Lincoln, as a private, nongovernmental institution to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology. Members are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to research.

Paul E. Turner, the Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was also elected as a member this year.

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