February 10, 2004 • Volume 12 Number 10
Econometrics Society Honors Lewbel
The Economics Department faculty, which has already earned recognition from an international journal [see separate story], recently saw one of its members accorded another honor, as Prof. Arthur Lewbel was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society.
Considered one of the most prestigious academic and professional organizations in the field of economics worldwide, the Econometric Society holds regular scientific meetings in various world regions, convenes a World Congress every five years and publishes a journal and monograph series.
Fellows "represent the highest authority of the society," according to the organization's Web page, and are nominated on the basis of their published original contributions to economic theory or to such statistical, mathematical, or accounting analyses as have a definite bearing on problems in economic theory.
"Most fellows of the Econometric Society are elected from the very top universities in the world," said Lewbel. "I feel very honored to receive this recognition; it comes as quite a surprise." -Sean Smith •