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Joseph M. Cohen Endowed Term Professor of Economics: Holger Sieg

October 11, 2011, Volume 58, No. 07

Holger Sieg has been named the Joseph M. Cohen Endowed Term Professor of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences. He is also a research associate at Penn’s Populations Study Center. He is one of the top empirical public finance economists in the world, working on topics of local public finance, education, charitable giving, and urban economics.

Dr. Sieg received his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University and taught at Duke University and Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business before coming to Penn. He has published extensively in journals such as Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and International Economic Review. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review and the International Economic Review.

The Joseph M. Cohen Chair was endowed by Mr. Cohen, W’59, the chairman of the New York brokerage firm J. M. Cohen & Co. LLC. Two of his sons, Jarrod M. Cohen, C’89, and Jon Cohen, W’91, also attended the University of Pennsylvania. He established this chair in 1990 to recognize a distinguished scholar in economics. He is a past member of the School of Arts and Sciences Economics Visiting Committee and was a member of the Gift Committee for his 50th reunion.

Almanac - October 11, 2011, Volume 58, No. 07