Society for Economic Measurement (SEM)
The logo of the Society for Economic Measurement
|Formation||August 24, 2013|
|Legal status||Learned society in economics|
|Purpose||To promote research on economic measurement, using advanced tools from economic theory, econometrics, aggregation theory, experimental economics, mathematics, and statistics|
|United States, Internationally|
|William A. Barnett, University of Kansas and Center for Financial Stability|
The Society for Economic Measurement, or SEM, is a scientific learned society in the field of economics. It was founded on August 24, 2013 by William A. Barnett in order to "promote research on economic measurement, using advanced tools from economic theory, econometrics, aggregation theory, experimental economics, mathematics, and statistics". The goal of the SEM is to promote in economics--given the constraints of a social science--the implementation of the strict rules of measurement and data gathering standards used in the physical sciences. Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for Financial Stability, and the University of Kansas are sponsors of the society.
- The inaugural conference of the SEM was held at the Harper Center of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business on August 18–20, 2014. It was co-sponsored by the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago.
- The 2nd SEM conference will be at the OECD in Paris on July 22-24, 2015.
The full list of the 2013-2014 SEM Fellows is posted here: SEM 2013-2014 Fellows.
A. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
- W. A. Barnett, U. of Kansas and Center for Financial Stability, NY City
2. Vice Presidents:
- Yves Balasko, University of York, UK
- Ernst Berndt, MIT
- Walter Erwin Diewert, U of British Columbia, Canada
- Dale Jorgenson, Harvard
- Ken Judd, Stanford (Hoover)
- Jacques Mairesse, CREST (ENSAE, Paris), UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University, Maastricht)
- J. Peter Neary, Oxford U., U.K.
- Paul Schreyer, Deputy Director, OECD Statistics Directorate, Paris
- Karl Shell, Cornell
- Marcel Timmer, University of Groningen, Netherlands
3. Members at Large:
- James Heckman, U. of Chicago and University College, Dublin
4. Member by Appointment of the Center for Financial Stability:
- Lawrence Goodman, President, Center for Financial Stability, NY City
- Stephen Spear, Carnegie Mellon U.
Charter Council Members:
- Bert Balk, Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
- Marcelle Chauvet, U. of California Riverside
- Ester Faia, Goethe University, Germany
- Robert Feenstra, U. of California at Davis
- Dennis Fixler, BEA
- Kevin Fox, U. of New South Wales
- Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins U.
- Jonathan Haskel, Imperial College, London, U.K.
- Robert Hill, U. of Graz, Austria
- Charles Hulten, U. of Maryland
- Robert Inklaar, U. of Groningen, Netherlands
- Peter Ireland, Boston College
- Fredj Jawadi, U. of Évry and France Business School, France
- Koji Nomura, Keio U., Tokyo, Japan
- Lee Ohanian, UCLA
- Philippe de Peretti, University of Paris 1, Sorbonne, France
- Prasada Rao, University of Queensland, Australia
- Apostolos Serletis, Calgary U., Canada
- Stephen Turnovsky, U. of Washington
- Myrna Wooders, Vanderbilt University
- Nicholas Yannelis, U. of Iowa
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