- The following officers were elected for 2015: Program Chair-elect: Robert A. Cage, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Secretary/Treasurer: David Scott Matteson, Cornell University
JBES CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF JOINT EDITORS
- The American Statistical Association invites nominations and applications for the positions of
Joint Editors of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. JBES publishes a range of articles,
primarily applied statistical analyses of microeconomic, macroeconomic, forecasting, business,
and finance related topics. More general papers in statistics, econometrics, computation, simulation,
or graphics are also appropriate if they are immediately applicable to the journal's general topics of interest.
Articles published in JBES contain significant results, high-quality methodological content, excellent exposition,
and usually include a substantive empirical application. All submissions are rigorously refereed using a double-blind
peer review process.
- Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once received, nominations will be presented to the
Chair of the JBES Joint Editor search committee for further consideration.
The deadline for nominations is December 9, 2014.
- Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for the editorship.
Applicants should send a CV; the names of 3 references; and a letter of interest in the position including
a brief statement of the candidate's vision for the publication, directions the candidate would pursue,
and contributions she or he would make if selected as one of the Joint Editors. Please send applications to
The deadline for applications is February 10, 2015.
- For more information about the position and the application and nomination process,
access the position announcement on the ASA website.
STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS FOR JSM 2015
- The Business and Economic Statistics Section (B&E) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) will offer up to two travel awards
(amount to be determined, but roughly $500) for students in doctoral programs in business, economics, econometrics, statistics, or allied disciplines.
- Support is offered for students to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings, to be held in Seattle, Washington, August 8 – August 13;
applicants should be either presenting a paper or participating in a poster session.
- Applications must include the application form and additional materials,
including a transcript and a letter of support from faculty advisor or supporting B&E member.
Access the application form for more details.
- Also, the ASA has established some further requirements on applications for student travel awards to any ASA section –
please read these at http://www.amstat.org/sections/studentpaperawards.cfm.
- Winners are expected to attend JSM sessions.
- If you have any questions, please contact David Matteson, Chair, B&E student travel award committee,
- The application form (PDF) is available on this website.
Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2015.
ZELLNER THESIS AWARD
The sponsors for the 2014 Zellner award are the Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association
under the auspices of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and
SAS Institute, Inc.
The officers of the Business and Economic Statistics Section and the editors of the Journal of Business &
Economic Statistics wish to thank the SAS Institute for their generous support of the 2014 prize.
- More information on the 2014 Zellner Thesis Award in Business and Economic
Statistics is available on this web site, including links to the 2013 award winning theses
The deadline for submissions is May 17, 2014.
- The Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association and sponsor SAS
are proud to announce that the winner of the 2014 Zellner Thesis Award is Joachim Freyberger,
for the Northwestern University thesis
"Essays on Models with Endogeneity."
The award includes a $1500 prize, generously provided by SAS Institute.
- RHonorable mentions were awarded to: Brendan Kline, for the Northwestern University thesis
"Essays on the Econometrics of Games",
SeoJeong Lee, for the University of Wisconsin--Madison thesis
"Misspecification-Robust Bootstrap for Moment Condition Models", and
Minjing Tao, for the University of Wisconsin--Madison thesis
"Large Volatility Matrix Inference Based on High-frequency Financial Data".
- Dr. Arnold Zellner, a pioneer in econometrics, past Chair of the Business and Economic Statistics Section,
past President of the American Statistical Association, and founding editor of the
Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, passed away on August 10, 2010.
Some tribute pages on the web marking the life and career of Dr. Arnold Zellner:
JULIUS SHISKIN AWARD
- Julia Ingrid Lane, Senior Managing Economist and Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research,
has been selected to receive the 2014 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics.
The award recognizes unusually original and important contributions in the development of economic statistics
or in the use of statistics in interpreting the economy.
Dr. Lane is recognized for her contributions to the development of a new Census Bureau program
that has significantly advanced research on employment dynamics.
She initiated what is now known as the Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics (LEHD) program,
the first large-scale linked employer-employee dataset in the United States.
- For more details, access the press release (PDF) on this website.
- This award is jointly sponsored by the National Association for Business Economics,
The Washington Statistical Society and the Business and Economics Section of the
American Statistical Association.
- More information on the Shiskin Award is available on this web site.
- The Joint Program in Survey Methodology has several short courses on topics in survey methodology and economic statistics
that are open for registration. Access the JPSM website at http://www.jpsm.umd.edu
and select "JPSM Short Courses" on the top menu bar for online registration and course information.