EQUALITY PROGRAM | On October 3, the Equality Commission of the Faculty of HEC (UNIL) will present the Female Career Award for the 6th time to a woman researcher whose academic career has left its mark on the scientific world. Congratulations to Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé, professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University (NY), who will be rewarded for her brilliant career!
Each year, the "Female Career Award HEC Lausanne (UNIL)" highlights the outstanding academic career of a woman researcher affiliated to an institution outside UNIL, with the aim of promoting and enhancing the academic careers of women.
Recognized in the academic world as one of the leading female professors in macroeconomics, particularly in the fields of business cycles, macroeconomic policy and international macroeconomics, Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé has made her mark as a researcher and teacher in a predominantly male world. The results of her research have led to the emergence of new ideas, contributing, for example, to the development of fiscal and monetary stabilization policies in both open and closed economies.
Professor Schmitt-Grohé was recommended by the Department of Economics at HEC Lausanne for this new Female Career Award. Prof. Kenza Benhima, Department of Economics comments: "Her research is highly influential, not only because it addresses issues of the utmost importance, but also because it contributes to a better understanding and development of the general equilibrium models used by central banks to implement their monetary policies.”
Co-author of two books 1 for university teaching, Prof. Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé is also a key figure in macroeconomics for students at HEC Lausanne, with some of her research taught in the Master's program in economics.
The HEC Faculty is honored to welcome Prof. Schmitt-Grohé to campus on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 for the Female Career Award ceremony. On this occasion, the prizewinner will share with an audience of students and scientists the results of one of her research projects conducted with co-author Martín Uribe, in her lecture entitled "Heterogeneous Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity: Foundations of Phillips's Phillips Curve".
1 « Open Economy Macroeconomics », joined with Martín Uribe, graduate textbook, Princeton University Press, 2017. « International Macroeconomics », joined with Martín Uribe and Michael Woodford, advanced undergraduate level textbook, Princeton University Press, 2022.