Francis X. Diebold Appointed Paul F. and Warren S. Miller Professor of Economics

February 9, 2010

Diebold, who received his doctorate in economics from Penn, is a leader in economic modeling, forecasting, and risk management. He has received widespread recognition for his research, including election as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Econometric Society. He has won the Department of Economics Kravis Award for Outstanding Teaching, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and the Alexander von Humboldt Award from the Federal Republic of Germany. Diebold lectures actively and has held visiting appointments at Princeton University, Cambridge University, the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics, Johns Hopkins University, and New York University. He has trained more than sixty Penn Ph.D. students, who are now leaders in academia, government, and industry, world-wide.

The Paul F. and Warren S. Miller Professorship was endowed by a gift from Paul F. Miller Jr., W'50, HON'81, and his wife, Ella Warren Shafer Miller,CW'51. This gift is one of many ways that the Miller family has demonstrated continued support for the University. Paul Miller served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1986 and is now an emeritus trustee. He was the recipient of Penn's Alumni Award of Merit in 1982. Currently, he is a senior partner of Miller, Anderson and Sherrerd LLP in Bala Cynwyd. Warren Miller is a former School of Arts and Sciences overseer.