The Econometric Society is an international society of academic economists interested in applying statistical tools to their field. It is an independent organization with no connections to societies of professional mathematicians or statisticians. It was founded on December 29, 1930, at the Stalton Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. As of 2014, there are about 700 Elected Fellows of the Econometric Society, making it one of the most prevalent research affiliations. For the relation of the Econometric Society to other professional economics associations (in terms of political affiliation and policy opinion of membership) see Klein et. al. (2012).
The sixteen founding members were Ragnar Frisch, Charles F. Roos, Joseph A. Schumpeter, Harold Hotelling, Henry Schultz, Karl Menger, Edwin B. Wilson, Frederick C. Mills, William F. Ogburn, J. Harvey Rogers, Malcolm C. Rorty, Carl Snyder, Walter A. Shewhart, Øystein Ore, Ingvar Wedervang and Norbert Wiener. The first president was Irving Fisher.
- List of Presidents of the Econometric Society
- Fellows of the Econometric Society (Partial listing in a Wikipedia category)
The Econometric Society sponsors several annual awards, in which the honored member delivers a lecture:
- List of Fellows of the Econometric Society
- Klein, Daniel; Davis, William; Figgins, Bob; Hedengren, David (2012). "Characteristics of the Members of Twelve Economic Associations: Voting, Policy Views, and Favorite Economists". Econ Journal Watch. 9 (2): 149–62.
- Andranik S. Tangian; Josef Gruber (28 November 2001). Constructing and Applying Objective Functions: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Econometric Decision Models Constructing and Applying Objective Functions, University of Hagen, Held in Haus Nordhelle, August, 28 - 31, 2000. Springer. pp. 20–. ISBN 978-3-540-42669-1. Retrieved 1 August 2012.