Graduate Student Contest
Every year the Society sponsors prizes for outstanding papers by
graduate students at its annual meeting. Generally, prizes total €3,000.
- Petr Sedláček, University of Amsterdam, Firm Age, Business Cycles and Aggregate Labor Market Dynamics
- Tae-Seok Jang and Stephen Sacht, University of Kiel, Identification of Animal Spirits in a Bounded Rationality Model: An Application to the Euro Area
- Charles Brendon, University of Oxford, Applying Perturbation Analysis to Dynamic Optimal Tax Problems
2011-2012This contest was held in conjunction with the 2012 conference in Prague.
The David Kendrick Prize
This award is given on an irregular basis to those individuals who have who stood out for their contributions to the field.
The Society awarded the 2012 prize to Dr. Kenneth Judd. The prize is awarded to mark his many years of outstanding contributions. He is the Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Ken has written in many areas, including public finance and most recently global climate change. In recent years, Ken's primary focus has been on bringing modern mathematical and computational methods to economics. His paper on projection methods has been very influential and he mibht be best known for his text "Numerical Methods in Economics" which is a standard reference.
Ken has also engaged in many other activities promoting computational economics. He was the founding president of the Society and hosted its third conference. He also co-edited both the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control the Handbook of Computational Economics: Agent-based Computational Economics. For the past eight years, a top priority of Ken has been the ICE (Initiative for Computational Economics) Summer Workshop at the University of Chicago. Thanks to Ken, more than 300 graduate students in economics received training in numerical methods.
Details About The Society
The society was founded in 1995 and is a 501(c)3 organization. Our major
activity is our annual conference; it typically draws 300-400 participants.
The president of the Society is Michel
Juillard and the past presidents are Robert J. Tetlow, Carl Chiarella,
Manfred Gilli, Stephen Turnovsky, Berç Rustem, Hans Amman, Ken Judd, and
David Kendrick. Those interested in membership in the Society should contact
Bill Goffe, the Secretary-Treasurer. The
Advisory Council consists of the officers, the
editors of the journals, and some elected and appointed members. The By-Laws formally describe the Society and conference
organizers should read the guidelines for
our conferences. Finally, we offer some job listings in computational
Membership Benefits and Costs
Members of the Society for Computational Economics are eligible for
reduced rate subscriptions to
Members are also automatically added to the "scelist" electronic mailing
list (non-members are welcomed to the list too). There is also a
where one can sign up.
Dues are $10 a year. You can pay by check or by PayPal: