The Economics profession lost one of its most significant and distinguished intellectual leaders with the passing of Yair Mundlak. Yair was a friend and valued colleague to everyone in the profession and his work established many of the foundations of modern econometric research. He will be remembered not only for his intellectual contributions but also for his kindness and the welcoming personality that he extended to everyone. He taught legions of professionals and his work touched all scholars of economics.
Harris Schlesinger died September 29, 2015 at age 63. Harris was Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Alabama and he held the Frank Park Samford Chair of Insurance. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He began his academic career as Assistant Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. He then became Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois before taking his current position at the University of Alabama.
It is with great sadness that we write this news. After a brief battle with an aggressive cancer, Che-Lin Su succumbed on Friday surrounded by his family. Che-Lin was an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was a large part of the Institute for Computational Economics over the last 8 years and was a pioneer in using constrained optimization for structural estimation.
The Society warmly congratulates Darrell Duffie, Jun Pan and Ken Singleton for obtaining the 4th Stephen A. Ross Prize for their 2000 Econometrica article, "Transform Analysis and Asset Pricing for Affine Jump-Diffusions".
John F. Nash, Jr. was killed in a car accident on May 24, 2015. A Fellow of the Society, he shared the 1994 Nobel Prize with John Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten for their pioneering analysis of game theory. He also shared the 2015 Abel Prize with Louis Nirenberg for his contributions in the field of partial differential equations.
Econometrica published two of his foundational papers:
Edmond Malinvaud: A Tribute to his Contributions in Econometrics by Peter C. B. Phillips, Yale University, University of Auckland, University of Southampton, Singapore Management University, April 23, 2015