Laura Schechter selected for Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award

schechter-2011Laura Schechter, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, has been selected to receive a Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award. The award provides $100,000 in flexible research funds over two academic years.

Schechter’s research lies at the intersection of development economics and behavioral economics. In particular she focuses on the interrelated areas of trust and trustworthiness, and risk and vulnerability.

Yale Economic Review named her one of “5 Hot Minds in Economics” in 2007 for her innovative methods studying cash flow in communities.