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Sam Clark and Paul Healy

Joan M. Huber Faculty Fellows, 2021

In recognition of their excellence in scholarship, Paul J. Healy, professor of economics, and Sam Clark, professor of sociology, have been selected as Joan N. Huber faculty fellows for 2021.

Up to three fellowships are awarded annually to full professors in the social and behavioral sciences. Winners were nominated by department chairs and school directors, and they earn an annual cash award of $7,000 per year for three years to further their research.

Clark, who has been at Ohio State since 2016, is an expert on African demography, epidemiology and health metrics, and mortality and mortality models. He is developing new methods for population sciences and is working with colleagues at universities and health organizations around the world to quantify the burden disease causes in places without vital statistics systems. Clark is also mapping child mortality at subnational levels, developing population indicator measurement strategies and working on various other projects investigating levels of fertility and mortality in Africa.

An expert on economic theory, game theory, mechanism design and experimental economics, Healy has been working at Ohio State sine 2007. He serves as the associate director of the Ohio State Experimental Economics Laboratory, which is dedicated to research in experimental economics. His research focuses on theories and designs whose insights are used to help design socially beneficial economic institutions. He also conducts research on the stability of various economic mechanisms, the success of prediction markets and mechanisms for efficient allocation of budgetary resources with NASA.

Named after former Dean of Social and Behavioral sciences Joan Huber, this program recognizes its winners for upholding the highest standards among senior faculty.