The David A. Kendrick Distinguished Service Award is given on an irregular basis to those individuals who have stood out for their contributions to the field. At CEF 2021 we will honor awardees from 2020 and 2021 during the plenary session on Thursday, June 17.
The Society awarded the David A. Kendrick Distinguished Service Award in 2020 to Leigh Tesfatsion for her pioneering contributions to different areas of Computational Economics, in particular to Agent-based Computational Economics. She is a Research Professor and Professor Emerita of Economics at Iowa State University (ISU) and also a Professor Emerita (Courtesy) of Mathematics and a Professor Emerita (Courtesy) of Electrical and Computer Engineering at ISU. Leigh has published highly influential papers and books highlighting the potential of agent-based simulation as a method for the analysis of economic processes as an open-ended dynamic system of interacting agents. She has demonstrated this potential in different areas of application. In recent years Leigh has published extensively on the analysis of electric power market design using an agent-based computational platform.
The David A. Kendrick Distinguished Service Award for 2021 is awarded to Bill Goffe for his invaluable contributions to the field of Computational Economics and in particular to the Society for Computational Economics. Bill is Teaching Professor of Economics at Penn State University (PSU) and has published in leading journals on the development of computational methods and the use of such methods for teaching economics. He has served for more than twenty years as Secretary-Treasurer of the SCE and during this period has shaped the society and been a crucial driver of many of the society's activities. Bill has also started the Resources for Economists (RFE) webpage, an efficient pre-Google tool to find colleagues working on similar subjects as well as data, open source code and lots of other very useful material for economists.
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congratulates Leigh and Bill!
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