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世界计量经济学会:Econometric Society

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http://www.econometricsociety.org/

Welcome to the Econometric Society Website

The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics. The main activities of the Society are:

Publication of the journals Econometrica, Quantitative Economics, and Theoretical Economics.
Publication of a research Monograph Series.
Organization of scientific meetings in six regions of the world.
The website is open for all visitors. Log in is only required for online access to all papers published in Econometrica since 1933 and all Research Monographs, as well as to amend membership details.
 

1. Purpose and Activities
The Econometric Society is the most prestigious learned society in the field of economics, with a world-wide membership. Its main object is to promote studies that aim at a unification of the theoretical-quantitative and empirical-quantitative approach to economic problems and that are penetrated by constructive and rigorous thinking similar to that which has come to dominate in the natural sciences. It operates as a purely scientific organization, without any political, social, financial or nationalistic allegiance or bias. 

The four main activities of the Society are the publication of a journal, Econometrica; the publication of a monograph series in collaboration with the Cambridge University Press; the organization of scientific meetings in six regions of the world (including a World Congress every five years); and the conduct of elections for Fellow of the Econometric Society, an honorary designation highly valued by members of the economics profession. More details on each of these activities are provided below in separate numbered sections of this document.

The governing body of the Society is the Council, of which a subcommittee called the Executive Committee meets annually and makes decisions on all aspects of the Society's operations and governance. Fellows elect Officers, members of the Council, and new Fellows.

The Society is a self-supporting nonprofit organization and operates on behalf of its members. The Society does not receive grants or aid from any outside organization, although some regions of the Society do raise outside funds for support of their regional meetings. The Society uses its financial surplus to finance travel grants to its quinquennial World Congress and to finance extra activities on behalf of members, such as a Members' Directory.


2. Brief History
The Econometric Society was founded in 1930, at the initiative of the Yale economist Irving Fisher (the Society's first president) and the Norwegian economist Ragnar Frisch, who some forty years later was the first economist (together with Jan Tinbergen) to be awarded the Nobel Prize2. The first organizational meeting of the Society was held in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 29, 1930. The first scientific meetings of the Society were held in September, 1931, at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and in December, 1931, in Washington D.C.

During the year 1931 173 persons became charter members, including all those who had attended the initial Cleveland and Lausanne meetings. Members initially had to be proposed for election by two existing members, although within another year the concept of membership became less restrictive and was opened up to anyone who wanted to join and pay membership dues, as is true today.

Fellows of the Society were initially nominated and elected by the Council, but since the 1960s have been elected by existing Fellows. Twenty nine Fellows were initially elected in 1933, and there are currently about 550 Fellows.

The journal Econometrica published its first issue in 1933, with Frisch as editor-in-chief, and with a budget that was initially subsidized by the financier Alfred Cowles. Frisch had coined the word "econometrics" only a few years earlier, in 1926. The journal started out publishing four issues of 112 pages per year and did not grow beyond 500 pages per year until the 1950s. Since the 1970s Econometrica has published six issues per year containing roughly 1,600 annual pages.

The business and editorial offices of the Society were initially part of the Cowles Commission, founded by Alfred Cowles in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the same time as the founding of the Society. Cowles served as Secretary, Treasurer, and circulation manager for many years (until 1948 as Secretary and until 1954 as Treasurer). The Cowles Commission (now the Cowles Foundation) moved to the University of Chicago in 1939 and to Yale University in 1954. Since the mid-1960s the editorial office has resided in the academic offices of the principal editor, while the business office moved from Yale to Northwestern University in 1975.

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