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November 4, 1996

Awards and Honors

Assistant professor of economics Menzie Chinn has been named a faculty research fellow in the International Finance and Macroeconomics group of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Chinn, who joined the UCSC faculty in 1991, specializes in international finance. He is currently working on capital-market integration in the Pacific Rim and the determination of exchange rates.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is the nation's leading economic research organization, sponsoring conferences and producing working papers for public policy makers, business professionals, and the academic community.

Judith Aissen, professor of linguistics, and Emily Honig, professor of women's studies and history, are recipients of 1996-97 President's Research Fellowships. Fellowships, which provide salary support to UC faculty on leave to conduct research in the humanities, range from $7,821 to $25,000. This year 19 faculty were awarded the fellowships from a pool of some 80 applicants. Aissen's award supports her research on Mayan languages; Honig's award supports her research on women during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.