The Econometric Society is pleased to report that Professor Costis Daskalakis, a member of the Society, has been awarded the 2018 Rolf Nevalinna Prize. The prize is awarded for outstanding contributions on the mathematical aspects of informational sciences. Among his contributions acknowledged by the prize is his 2017 Econometrica paper, “Strong Duality for a Multiple Good Monopolist” (with Alan Deckelbaum and Christos Tzamos).
Dear Members of the Econometric Society,
The transition of the Society’s Executive Vice President formally took place May 1, 2018 when Bernard Salanié (Columbia University) stepped down after five years of distinguished leadership and Enrique Sentana (CEMFI, Madrid) took his place.
The Econometric Society is pleased to announce that the 2018 Frisch Medal selection committee of Torsten Persson, Dave Donaldson and Igal Hendel has awarded this year’s Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society to Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Stephen Redding, Daniel Sturm, and Nikolaus Wolf for their paper, "The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall”, (Econometrica, Vol. 83, No. 6, November 2015, 2127–2189)
Quantitative Economics and Theoretical Economics Best Paper Awards
The Econometric Society congratulates the 2017 winners of the "Best Paper Prize" for its two journals Quantitative Economics and Theoretical Economics. These awards highlight the best paper published in each of the journals in the areas of quantitative economics and economic theory. The journals' Editors and Co-Editors select a list of nominees, from which the Associate Editors elect the winning paper.
The Society welcomes Lyn Hogan as its new General Manager. It thanks her predecessor Claire Sashi for her work in ensuring the smooth functioning of our many activities and it wishes her the best in her future endeavors.
Lyn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and her office will be housed at the Cowles Foundation, Yale University.
I am pleased to announce that Enrique Sentana (CEMFI, Madrid) was elected by the Fellows to succeed Bernard Salanié (Columbia University) as Executive Vice-President of the Society. In this capacity, he will serve as both Secretary and Treasurer of the Society. He will take over on May 1st, 2018.
The Society has just completed the relocation of its office from New York University to the Cowles Foundation. We gratefully acknowledge NYU for hosting our office since 2005.
The office address will now be:
30 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
We are pleased to announce the election of 20 new Fellows of the Econometric Society.
Elchanan Ben-Porath, Hebrew University
Mark Bils, University of Rochester
Stéphane Bonhomme, University of Chicago
David Donaldson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Juan Dubra, Universidad de Montevideo
Robert C. Feenstra, University of California, Davis
Sergio Firpo, Instituto Unibanco Professor of Economics at Insper
Richard Holden, University of New South Wales
We are pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Election of Officers and Council.
Timothy Besley, London School of Economics, has been elected President.
Stephen Morris, Princeton University, has been elected First Vice-President.
Orazio Attanasio, University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies, has been elected Second Vice-President. He will be First Vice-President in 2019, and President in 2020.
Bernard Salanié, Columbia University, has been elected Executive Vice-President.
The following have been elected to the Council.