Friday, July 23, 2010

Econometricians and the Econometric Society

Two documents on the growing dissatisfaction of theoretical econometrians with the Econometric Society. One is a letter from top (very top) econometrician Peter Phillips to the Econometric Soceity, the other consists of minutes from a meeting held to discuss concerns with the Econometric Society.

There is something to the idea that theorists and theoretical econometrians are not the most natural social grouping and casual empiricism does suggest fewer theoretical econometrics papers in Econometrica, particularly from younger scholars.

It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this.

Hat tip: Canadian Econometric Study Group email list.

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