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Edmund S. Phelps

Director of Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University

Edmund S. Phelps is McVickar Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University and Director of Columbia’s Center on Capitalism and Society. He was the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics. Phelps holds many honorary doctorates and professorships and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Science and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, and in 2001 a Festschrift conference was held in his honor. In 2008, he was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and awarded the Premio Pico della Mirandola and the Kiel Global Economy Prize.