President's Report (2009)

Econometrica, Vol. 78, No. 5 (September, 2010), 1779–1781

THE ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY 2009 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

 

1. THE SOCIETY AND ITS PUBLICATIONS

SINCE 1933, ECONOMETRICA HAS BEEN THE FLAGSHIP JOURNAL of the Econometric Society. In 2009, the Council and Fellows of the Econometric Society voted to add two new open-access journals, Theoretical Economics and Quantitative Economics, to com- plement Econometrica in the Society’s mission of promoting rigorous theoretical and empirical analysis of economic problems. Theoretical Economics will publish both pure and applied theoretical research in all fields of economics.Quantitative Economics will cover quantitative economics in a broad sense, including econometric theory, compu- tational methods, and empirical applications.

The decision to add these two new Econometric Society journals was the culmination of a long process that started several years ago and involved input from many members of this Society. Now the work of establishing the vital place of these journals in the liter- ature has begun, and success will depend on the members of the Econometric Society who contribute their papers and on the editors and reviewers who work to maintain the high editorial standards of this Society. The work of introducing these two new Econometric Society journals has been led by Martin Osborne as founding Editor of Theoretical Economics and by Orazio Attanasio as founding Editor of Quantitative Eco- nomics, along with their teams of Co-editors. The important position of Econometrica has been maintained this year by the devoted work of Editor Stephen Morris, the six Co-editors, and many Associate editors. Thanks to the work of all these editors and co- editors, in 2010 we will see the publication of outstanding papers in three Econometric Society journals.

George Mailath continued to serve as one editor of the Society’s Monograph series, and Rosa Matzkin succeeded Andrew Cheshire as the other editor.

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Report Year: 
2009

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