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Visiting Scholar | 2015–2016

Mark Rosenzweig

Visiting Scholar
King Center on Global Development

Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics
Department of Economics | Yale University

Mark Rosenzweig earned a B.A. from Columbia College in 1969 as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1971 and 1973, respectively. Following his graduation, Rosenzweig worked first as an assistant professor (1973–78) and later as an associate professor of economics at Yale University (1978–79) before moving to the University of Minnesota, where he was made a full professor in 1982 and became co-director of the university's Economic Development Center. In 1990, Rosenzweig moved further as a professor of economics to the University of Pennsylvania (1990-2001), at whose Population Studies Center he has since then been a research associate and where he became the Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences (2001–02). Thereafter, he briefly held the position of Mohamed Kamal Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2002–05) and serving as director of the Center for International Development (2004–05). Finally, Rosenzweig returned to Yale University in 2005 as the Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics and has led Yale's Economic Growth Center as its director since 2006. Additionally, Rosenzweig has held visiting appointments at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University.

Mark Rosenzweig maintains affiliations with various institutions, including NBER and has worked for several national and international agencies, including the International Monetary Fund, RAND Corporation, and the National Institutes of Health. In terms of professional service, Rosenzweig served in different roles in the American Economic Association, including on its Executive Committee. Moreover, he has performed editorial duties for academic journals such as the Review of Economics and StatisticsJournal of Economic LiteratureWorld Bank Economic ReviewJournal of Development Economics, and, more recently, the Pakistan Development Review and China Economic Review. Finally, Rosenzweig's research has been recognized with distinctions such as the NIH Research Service Award (1976–77), the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in Population from the ASA (2009), the Yangtze River Scholarship (2014), and fellowships of the Econometric Society (1994), Society of Labor Economists (2006), and American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013).