Econometrica, Vol. 78, No. 1 (January, 2010), 415–423
THE ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORTS REPORT OF THE SECRETARY
BARCELONA, SPAIN AUGUST 22–23, 2009
1. MEMBERSHIP AND CIRCULATION
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 2008 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 seems to have stabilized after five years of very high growth. At the end of 2008 there were a total of 5,714 members, which represents an increase of 34.3 percent with respect to the 2003 figure. The increase has been particularly strong in ordinary members. In contrast, in the last three years there has been a decrease in the number of student members that has been more than compensated by the increase in ordinary members.