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Faculty News November 16, 2023

Markus Brunnermeier Awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Business Journalism

On Thursday, November 16, 2023, Markus Brunnermeier, BCF Director and Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics at Princeton University, received the Ludwig Erhard Prize for business journalism from the Ludwig Erhard Foundation at their award ceremony in Berlin, Germany. Brunnermeier was selected by an independent jury appointed by the board of the Ludwig Erhard Foundation, consisting of economists and journalists.

“Markus Brunnermeier is being honored because of his outstanding scientific work, his regulatory orientation and approach as well as his good communication skills in his explanations of economic questions and regulatory policy contexts,” says the jury’s decision. “He has the gift of effective communication without violating the requirement of quality,” said jury chairman Prof. Dr. Thomas Mayer.

These annual awards are given to press articles, online, radio, and television contributions, as well as scientific journalism, that contribute to the preservation and renewal of the social market economy. Brunnermeier was announced as the 2023 prize winner earlier this year.

“I am very honored to be here today and to receive the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Business Journalism. I would like to thank the Ludwig Erhard Foundation and the jury for this award,” said Brunnermeier in his acceptance speech. He went on to say, “I hope that with my work I can contribute to making us all more resilient and refining our economic order so that we can get closer to the goal of ‘resilience for all.’ I am sure that this is also in the spirit of Ludwig Erhard.”

The Princeton University Department of Economics and the Bendheim Center for Finance congratulate Brunnermeier on this well-deserved honor.

*The quotes provided have been translated from German. Please excuse any grammatical or translation errors.

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