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Piger receives UO Fund for Faculty Excellence Award

pigerUO Economics Professor Jeremy Piger has been named a recipient of the UO’s Fund for Faculty Excellence Award for 2014-15.

A total of thirteen faculty members across campus were selected to receive the Fund for Faculty Excellence awards for 2014-15. Awards are given based on a nominee’s standing and impact on his or her field of study, contributions to his or her program, and demonstrated academic leadership.

Economics Department Head Van Kolpin says, “I was thrilled to see that Jeremy received this well-deserved recognition. His contributions to the UO have been extraordinary in all dimensions, including his path-breaking research in business cycle characterization and regime switching models, his first-rate instruction in everything from introductory macroeconomics to Bayesian econometrics seminars, and his superlative service as our director of Ph.D. studies.”

“I’m extremely honored to be one of the recipients of the Faculty Excellence Award,” Piger says. “It is wonderful to have my contributions recognized by the University of Oregon community.”

The Fund was established in 2006 through the generosity of Lorry I. Lokey to Campaign Oregon: Transforming Lives. Its purpose is to support, recognize, and retain world-class tenured faculty at the University of Oregon.

Piger has been a member of the UO Economics faculty since 2006, and was promoted in September to the rank of Full Professor.