Economist Joseph Kaboski Receives 2012 Frisch Medal

July 11, 2012

University of Notre Dame

CFSP researcherJoseph Kaboski, professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, was awarded the 2012 Frisch Medal for his paper evaluating the impact of microfinance. Kaboski shares the award with CFSP Faculty Director Robert M. Townsend, who co-authored their award-winning paper that evaluated Thailand's Thai Million Baht Village Fund program, one of the largest microfinance programs of its kind. Their paper was selected for its “combination of rigorous theory and careful econometrics to produce important insights into a major development policy,” the selection committee said.