27 November 2012

Professor Simon Grant, Deputy Head of The University of Queensland School of Economics has been elected Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Professor Grant, who received a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the Australian National University and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, is pleased with the news.

“This came as a complete surprise as I was not even aware I had been nominated, but I am very honoured to be a Fellow of such a prestigious society,” Professor Grant said.

The Econometric Society, which was founded in 1930, is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics.

The Society publishes three journals: Econometrica, Quantitative Economics, and Theoretical Economics, and hosts scientific meetings in six regions of the world.

Fellows represent the highest authority, and elect its officers, Council and new fellows. The Council consults them on any vital questions that affect the policy of the Society.

To be eligible for nomination as a Fellow, a candidate must have published original contributions to economic theory or to such statistical, mathematical, or accounting analyses as have a definite bearing on problems in economic theory.

The announcement of his election made special note of his most significant publications in decision under risk and uncertainty and the theory of social choice.

Professor Grant is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

He joins UQ Economics colleagues Professors Andrew McLennan and John Quiggin in claiming this esteemed honour.

Professor McLennan was elected a Fellow in 2006. He is also an Economic Theory Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Professor Quiggin became a Fellow in 2010. His Fellowships also include the American Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He is also President of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

View the Econometrics Society website.

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