Thomas Professor of Economics at Harvard University
Ariel Pakes is Thomas Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where his research has been in industrial organization, the economics of technological change, and econometric theory. Pakes is a fellow of the Econometric Society, whose Frisch Medal he won in 1986. He delivered the Fisher-Schultz Lecture at the World Congress of the Econometric Society, in 2005 in London. Pakes is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an Editor of the RAND Journal of Economics and an associate editor of Economic Letters and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He is a research associate of the NBER and a member of the AEA Committee on Government Statistics. Pakes has been chair of the AEA Census Advisory Panel and Associate Editor of Econometrica, the Journal of Econometrics, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Economics of Innovation and New Technology. Before coming to Harvard in 1999, he was the Charles and Dorothea Dilley Professor of Economics at Yale University (1997-99). Pakes received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1980.