The note below was just circulated to my faculty colleagues by the Dean of the LBJ School, Bob Hutchings.
It is with pride and pleasure that I inform you that our colleague Jamie Galbraith has been elected to the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, also known as the Lincean Academy, the oldest honorific scientific academy in the world. Founded in 1603, the academy counts Galileo Galilei among its original members and has remained an elite organization, currently housing only 540 members, with only 180 of those from outside of Italy. Robert Solow, Amartya Sen, and the late Paul Samuelson are among the other American economists who have been a part of the academy.
From Galileo to Galbraith ! I know that you all join me in saluting our friend and colleague on such a signal honor for himself and the LBJ School. There will be a formal announcement on the LBJ School and UT websites shortly, but Jamie and I wanted to let you know in advance.
Congratulazioni, Jamie ! Che bravo !
Robert Hutchings, Dean
LBJ School of Public Affairs
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78713-8925