Econometrica, Vol. 76, No. 1 (January, 2008), 227–233
THE ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORTS REPORT OF THE SECRETARY
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY AUGUST 26–27, 2007
THIS REPORT STARTS by describing the evolution of the Society’s membership and of the number of institutional subscribers. Information is provided on both a midyear and an end-of-year basis. The latest information available, as of June 30 of the current year and of selected previous years, is provided in the top panel of Table I. The bottom panel of Table I reports the final number of members and subscribers as of the end of 2006 and selected previous years. For any given year, the figures in the bottom half of Table I are larger than in the top half, reflecting those memberships and subscriptions that are initiated between the middle and the end of that calendar year.
The membership of the Society has continued its upward trend, reaching a total of 4,382 ordinary and 1,165 student members at the end of 2006. This represents a
41.8 percent and a 79.8 percent increase with respect to the 2000 figures. At the same time, the number of institutional subscribers appears to have stabilized after years of steady decline. At the end of 2006, there were 1,931 institutional subscribers, which represents a 20.8 percent decrease with respect to the figure in 2000.