Professor Robert Becker was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctorat Honoris Causa) by the University of Aix-Marseille, France. IU’s Department of Economics congratulates Prof. Becker on this award, an exceptionally prestigious achievement in the academy.
The award was announced and presented at a ceremony at the University of Aix-Marseille on April 11, 2023. Among Prof. Becker’s scholarship cited in the award are his contributions to capital theory, foundations of recursive utility, and economic dynamics with heterogeneous agents. In the latter area, the award underscored his contribution to addressing Ramsey's conjecture about the outcomes in dynamic economies where agents differ in their rates of impatience. The ceremony was followed by an International Workshop in Economic Theory in Prof. Becker’s honor. It included talks by leading scholars from across Europe as well as by the awardee himself.