EPIC Director and Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics Michael Greenstone has been named a member by the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his continuing achievements in pioneering research. With this honor, Greenstone joins a select group of about 3,000 U.S. and international members—including about 500 Nobel prize winners—who are part of this distinguished organization. He joins the Economic Sciences Division, which is comprised of 80 economists from around the world, including eight other University of Chicago faculty.

“I could not be more humbled to be included among the National Academy of Sciences members,” said Greenstone. “I am incredibly grateful to the University of Chicago for providing an environment where I have been able to pursue my ideas no matter where they led and to hone them through interactions with so many brilliant colleagues.”

The National Academy of Sciences was established by Congress and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 to advise the United States on issues related to science and technology. Scientists are elected to be members by their peers for outstanding contributions to research and are active contributors to the international scientific community.

Greenstone is one of five members of the University of Chicago faculty to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year.

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