MIT economist gets award at university

MIT economist gets award at university

MIT economist gets award at university

Daron Acemoğlu speaks at the award ceremony in Kadir Has University. DHA photo

The big science and education award for “Outstanding Achievements” given by Kadir Has University has been given to world renowned economist Daron Acemoğlu.

The awards, given in honor of the late founder of the university, Kadir Has, for the ninth time this year, have been received by their owners at a ceremony held in March 22, the sixth anniversary of the death of Has.

Acemoğlu, who is a Turkish economist of Armenian descent living in the U.S., is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is known and citied for his international works on political economy, economic development and the role of institutions over the economy.

In addition to Acemoğlu, the other big prize at the awards, the “Promising Science Person Award,” went to Sabancı University Engineering and Natural Sciences Faculty member Ali Koşar.

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew was also honored with a “Kadir Has University Friendship and Neighborhood” plaque during the ceremony.

The chairman of the Kadir Has foundation Nuri Has, Kadir Has University Rector Mustafa Aydın, Istanbul Governor Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, Fatih District Mayor Mustafa Demir and Bartholomew were among the attendees of the ceremony held in the university.