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Aman Ullah

A conference in honor of Distinguished Professor Aman Ullah to celebrate his long and productive academic career will take place at Riverside Mission Inn on March 13-15, 2015; see for details. Prominent econometricians, who are Professor Ullah's friends, coauthors and former/current students, will attend and participate in this conference. A festschrift volume in honor of Aman Ullah will be published by the series Advances in Econometrics

Richard Sutch

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Sutch has been elected as a Fellow of the Cliometric Society. This prestigious award is given for scholars who have published contributions to economic history that are markedly original and have significantly advanced the frontiers of knowledge. He will be receiving the award in the May 2015 meeting of the Cliometric Society in Ann Arbor.

Ron Chilcote

Professor Ronald Chilcote has been named the 2014-15 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor on the Riverside campus of the University of California.  Along with this prestigious position, Professor Chilcote receives a monetary award in the amount of  $6,000 and research support in the amount of $3,000.  This academic senate award is presented yearly to an Emeritus Faculty on the basis of compelling project in teaching, research, or public service activities.


The Indian Econometric Society has elected Prasanta K. Pattanaik as its President for the year 2014-15. Established in 1960, the Indian Econometric Society is a large association of professional econometricians and quantitative economists, with more than 2000 members from India and other countries. 

Helfand Professor Steven Helfand has been awarded $70,000 grant to evaluate United Nations agriculture sustainability project aimed at breaking cycle of poverty. For more on this please click the link
Arnott Distinguished Professor Richard Arnott has been awarded a UCTC Faculty Research Grant for FY 2013-14. The grant funding to him is $88,798. It is awarded for his proposed research related to the engineering economics of downtown parking and traffic congestion.

Graduate Student Pallavi Panda Wins Prestigious Hewlett Dissertation Fellowship.
Graduate student Pallavi Panda has been selected as one of seven fellows for the 2013-2015 Hewlett Foundation/IEE Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development.

Marcelle Chauvet

Professor Marcelle Chauvet’s Research Makes a Splash in Financial Blogs and Financial Markets.
Professor Chauvet has developed a realtime recession prediction model that is widely popular in the media and business community. She is consulted frequently by the U.S. government, foreign governments, and the regional and international business community. The model gives a real time assessment of the strength or weakness of the economy on a current basis and the results are regularly posted on her webpage.

The probabilities from Chauvet and Piger (2008) are now being posted in the widely accessed FRED database from the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.

Recent probabilities readings caused turmoil in the financial markets:

The interpretation was later on corrected by Chauvet and Piger and posted at:

Anil Deolalikar A team of five faculty member from CHASS, CNAS and BCOE, including Professor Anil Deolalikar (who is co-PI), has been awarded a $3 million NSF IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) grant beginning July 2012.  The grant will provide four-year fellowships to several Ph.D students across all three colleges over a five-year period.  The selected students will pursue a doctoral degree in their respective fields but will also receive additional mentorship and training in the area of water (e.g., the supply of clean drinking water; the economics of water demand and distribution; the relationship between water and well-being, ect.).  Being an NSF grant, the fellowships will be open to US nationals and permanent residents interested in the field of water.  More information on IGERTs is available at  The grant will be housed in the One Health Center, which is a Center of Expertise, co-directed by Professor Deolalikar, in the UC Global Health Institute.
Helfand Professor Helfand is the recipient of this year's senior CHASS Distinguished Teaching Award.This includes the Patricia McSweeny McCauley Chair in Teaching Excellence, which is given to Professor Helfand because of his demonstrated excellence in teaching in CHASS.
Mindy Marks

Professor Mindy Marks research on changes in college student  time use has been featured in the NY Times, CNN and The  Boston Globe. The research documents that: "The average  student spent only about 12 to 13 hours per week studying —  about half the time a full-time college student in 1960 spent studying"

Aman Ullah Distinguished Professor Aman Ullah was honored for his contributions to the study of econometrics with an Inetrnational  Econometrics Symposium in the Southwestern University of  Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China, on May 24. The one-day conference was organized by Professors Qi Li and Li Gan of Texas A & M University and Essie Maasoumi of Emory University. 
gloria tn Professor Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters  ( ).
Aman Ullah Ullah Elected AAAS Fellow 
Professor Aman Ullah has been elected an American Association   for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Professor Ullah is recognized "for outstanding contributions in mathematical sciences, for outstanding contribution to graduate study, and for contributions in the field of statistical inference." Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed by the AAAS because of efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. The fellows will receive official certification at the AAAS Annual Meeting on February 17, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  

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