Four Professors Receive Hellman Research Fellowships

Four Haas faculty members have received grants from the UC Berkeley Hellman Fellows Fund, which supports promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

The Hellman Fellows are Dana Carney, Brett Green, Yaniv Konchitchki, and Panos Patatoukas. The maximum award for the program is $50,000.

Carney will use her grant to research reducing prejudice, explaining religious poses, and enhancing cooperation in negotiations. She is exploring "the incredible power of ordinary, everyday nonverbal behaviors."

Green will use his grant to research overcoming obstacles inhibiting the widespread adoption of technologies that improve the welfare of households in developing countries. The project will build on Green's work with professors David Levine and William Fuchs to develop a program to sell solar lights in rural Uganda as a safer, better alternative to kerosene lamps.

Konchitchki and Patatoukas received a joint grant to explore how accounting analysis at the aggregate level provides timely insights relevant to macroeconomic forecasting. "Our proposal brings accounting analysis to the forefront as an incrementally useful tool for gauging the prospects of the macroeconomy that should be of interest to academics and practitioners," Konchitchki and Patatoukas explain.

The Hellman Fellows Fund was established in 1995 by the late Berkeley alumnus and benefactor Warren Hellman, BS 55.