2016 Election of Officers and Council

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


We are pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Election of Officers and Council.

Drew Fudenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been elected President.

Timothy Besley, London School of Economics, has been elected First Vice-President.

Stephen Morris, Princeton University, has been elected Second Vice-President. He will be First Vice-President in 2018, and President in 2019.

Bernard Salanié, Columbia University, has been elected Executive Vice-President.

The following have been elected to the Council.

2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Society proudly congratulates Oliver Hart (Econometric Society Fellow and Council member 1983-89; 1994-98), and its 73rd President, Bengt Holmström, for receiving the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on contracts. Bengt Holmström was the Fisher-Schultz Lecturer in 1997 and Oliver Hart in 1988.

Oliver Hart

Best Paper Prizes

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Econometric Society adopted a "Best Paper Prize" this year 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 theoretical and empirical quantitative economics and economic theory. Winners are selected by the journals' editors and co-editors.

We are pleased to announce the following papers have been awarded the 2015 "Best Paper Prize":

New editors at Theoretical Economics and Quantitative Economics

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The editors of TE and QE, George Mailath and Rosa Matzkin, are completing their terms on June 30, 2017. The society in general, and I in particular, are grateful to them for all the wonderful work they've done for these journals, the society and the profession.

While it is sad to see George and Rosa leave the editorship of TE and QE, we are delighted that Rani Spiegler and Chris Taber have agreed to become the new editors; we are excited to see them take the helm and lead these journals forward.


Eddie Dekel

President, Econometric Society   

2016 Frisch Medal

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The selection committee for 2016  (Costas Meghir, chair; Elhanan Helpman, and Alessandro Lizzeri) awarded the Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society to Benjamin Handel, Igal Hendel and Michael Whinston for their article, "Equilibria in Health Exchanges: Adverse Selection versus Reclassification Risk", Econometrica, 83(4), July 2015, 1261-1313.


University of Macedonia: Short Course in Economics (SCE)

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The University of Macedonia organizes a Summer School entitled “4th Short Course: Dynamic Programming – Theory, Computation and Empirical Applications”. The main objective of the event is to provide advanced training for young researchers on important aspects of economics and econometrics. The Course will take place in (Thessaloniki, Greece) from July 4th till July 8th, 2016. 

Visit http://sce2016.uom.gr/ for more details.


Results of the Regional Standing Committee Elections

Monday, January 4, 2016

We are pleased to announce the results of the Regional Standing Committee elections. Congratulations to the newly elected voting members!

Habiba Djebbari, Aix-Marseille University
Steven Koch, University of Pretoria

Yeon-Koo Che, Columbia University
Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Princeton University
Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University

Chris Edmond, University of Melbourne    
Flavio Menezes, University of Queensland

Call for Papers GAMES 2016, Fifth Congress of the Game Theory Society

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Submission for GAMES 2016, the Fifth Congress of the Game Theory Society, is now open, and closes on February 15, 2016. The Congress takes place Sunday-Thursday 24-28 July, 2016 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. You can submit a paper (including an abstract of up to 150 words), and revise it until submission closes, after registering free of charge with the EasyChair conference system, as described in the submission instructions. Each participant can submit only one paper.

Voting Open for Regional Standing Committee elections

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Elections for voting members of the Regional Standing Committees are now open.  Participating in these elections allow you to have a voice in the governance of the Society in your Region, where most of our activities take place.

The list of candidates equals twice the number of vacancies in each region. Candidates for these slots could be Fellows or members from the region, or Fellows from another region with a secondary affiliation to the region.

The voting procedure is rank-order. More detailed instructions are included on the voting page.