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About the Award

The Miriam Pozen Prize honors the late mother of Robert C. Pozen, a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a member of the GCFP’s Advisory Board who provided funding for the prize as well as the fellowship to be awarded to an MIT Sloan student.  

Robert Pozen formerly served as president of Fidelity Investments and Executive Chairman of MFS Investment Management. He served as Associate General Counsel of the SEC in the 1970s and as Chairman of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Financial Reporting in 2007-08. He was a member of the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security and served as Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Affairs under Governor Mitt Romney.  

The Miriam Pozen Prize advances the GCFP’s mission of catalyzing innovative, cross-disciplinary, and nonpartisan research and educational initiatives that address the unique challenges facing governments in their role as financial institutions and as regulators of the financial system. The Miriam Pozen Prize honors the finest in research and practice in this area, and the GCFP hopes it inspires further advances in the field and enhances the quality of financial decision-making in the public sector. 

The panel of judges for the prize include the co-chairs, Deborah J. Lucas and Robert C. Merton. Other members of the judging panel include:  

  • Mohamed A. El-Erian, President of Queen’s College, Cambridge and Advisor to Allianz and Gramercy;
  • Kristin J. Forbes, the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Global Economics at MIT Sloan;
  • Ronald P. O’Hanley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Corporation;
  • Raghuram R. Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business;
  • and Robert Zoellick, senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Past Winners

The inaugural Miriam Pozen Prize was awarded to Dr. Stanley Fischer in 2020. The award ceremony included remarks from economists Olivier Blanchard, Kristin Forbes, Kenneth Rogoff, and Lawrence Summers, and was moderated by MIT economists Deborah Lucas and James Poterba. A recording of the event can be found on our webpage