Aronowitz and Krueger Are Named Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professors in the Social Sciences

Aronowitz-Krueger

Robert Aronowitz, Professor and Chair of History and Sociology of Science, and Dirk Krueger, Professor of Economics, have been appointed Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professors in the Social Sciences.

Aronowitz, a scholar of the history of 20th-century disease, epidemiology, and population health, is the author of three books and the recipient of many awards and honors, including election to the National Academy of Medicine and, most recently, a Guggenheim fellowship. Aronowitz has also made significant contributions to health policy and has a strong record of public outreach, including serving on the Advisory Boards of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program and the Bates Center for History of Nursing, as well as the Executive Board of the Leonard Davis Institute. He has played important leadership roles at Penn, which have included serving as Department Chair near-continuously since 2012 and helping to build the popular Health and Societies undergraduate major, as well as starting and co-directing the Penn site of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program.

Krueger is an internationally recognized macroeconomist who has made important contributions to the understanding of aggregate consumption dynamics, the impact of recessions on the income distribution, and heterogeneous agent macroeconomics more broadly. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, and of Netspar, in Tilburg, Netherlands, and currently serves as managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies. At Penn, Krueger has served as Department Chair and Graduate Chair in Economics, and as a member of the Penn Arts and Sciences Personnel Committee and Planning and Priorities Committee.

The late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg received Penn’s Alumni Award of Merit in 1991. He and the late Honorable Leonore Annenberg were both emeritus trustees of the University. The Annenbergs endowed many chairs in Penn Arts and Sciences and made countless generous contributions to the University. They also founded the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 1958.

 

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