Econometrica, Vol. 69, No. 3 (May, 2001)
THE ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORTS, 2000 REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT
THE ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY is an international association with a world-wide membership. It operates in six regions: Australasia, Europe, the Far East, India and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and North America. The society’s web site, http:// www. econometricsociety.org/, contains information about its structure and operation, as well as instructions on how to join. The site also includes a revised and updated version of Robert Gordon’s article ‘‘What Is the Econometric Society? History, Organization and Basic Procedures,’’ which was published in Econometrica in 1997. The society promotes studies that unify the theoretical-quantitative and empirical-quantitative approaches to economic problems. Regional meetings that take place annually, a World Congress that meets every five years, and the Society’s journal, Econometrica, are the main vehicles for promoting these objectives.
Econometrica is a leading journal that publishes high-quality papers in economic theory, econometric theory, and empirical economics. In 2000, Drew Fudenberg was replaced by Glenn Ellison as editor. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Drew Fudenberg for outstanding service as editor. I also would like to thank Alain Monfort and Nancy Stokey, who have retired as co-editors, for their contribution to the journal’s success. They were replaced by Eddie Dekel and Joel Horowitz. Richard Blundell and Andrew Postlewaite are the remaining co-editors. Andrew Postlewaite’s appointment has been renewed for another term. Unfortunately, Richard Blundell does not wish his appointment to be renewed. As a result, the Executive Committee has conducted a search for a new co-editor.