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Q: What is the Miriam Pozen Prize?

A: The Miriam Pozen Prize recognizes outstanding research or practice in financial policy by an academic or practitioner. It is awarded under the aegis of the Golub Center for Finance and Policy (GCFP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Q: Why does MIT think it’s important to award a prize in financial policy?

A: As the role of government in finance expands – both as financial institutions and as regulators of the financial system – it is increasingly important to improve government’s capacity to meet the challenges it faces. 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.

Q: How is the Miriam Pozen Prize being funded?

A: The prize and related fellowship for an MIT Sloan MBA student is being funded by Robert C. Pozen, a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a member of the GCFP’s Advisory Board. He is funding the prize and fellowship in honor of his late mother.

Q: How can those interested be nominated?

A: The GCFP is currently soliciting nominations for the second biennial Miriam Pozen Prize from researchers and practitioners in financial policy as well as from the public at large. Nominations will open on March 1, 2022 and close on April 15, 2022.

For more information on nominations and the nomination process, please use the link at the top of the page, or http://gcfp.mit.edu/miriampozen-nominate.

Q: Can I nominate myself?

A: No. Academics, practitioners and members may nominate someone who they think has made an outstanding contribution in financial policy, in either academia or practice in the field, but not themselves.

For more information on nominations and the nominations process, please use the link at the top of the page or visit gcfp.mit.edu/miriampozen-nominate

Q: How will the winner of the Miriam Pozen Prize be decided?

A: The decision will be made by a panel of judges consisting of seven individuals including the Director of the GCFP as well as several distinguished academics and notable practitioners in the field of financial policy.

Q: What criteria will the judges use in making their decision?

A: The Miriam Pozen Prize will be awarded to someone who has made an outstanding contribution in financial policy, in either academia or practice in the field.

Q: What is the MBA fellowship being awarded in conjunction with the Miriam Pozen Prize?

A: MIT Sloan will award a two-year fellowship to an MIT Sloan MBA student with financial need and an interest in finance. The fellowship, which will be worth approximately $30,000 per year, will bear the name of the Miriam Pozen Prize honoree for the two academic years following the award of the prize.

Q: How can people apply for the fellowship and who will determine the winner?

A: The decision on the fellowship will be made through the MIT Sloan MBA program admissions process.