Friday, May 15, 2015

Mark Thoma Interviews Koen Jochmans

The Denis Sargan Econometrics Prize is awarded annually by the Royal Economic Society for "the best (unsolicited) article published in The Econometrics Journal in a given year by anyone who is within five years of being awarded their doctorate."

The prize was first awarded last year to Fabrizio Ferriani.

This year, the Sargan Prize for papers published during 2013 was awarded to Koen Jochmans (Sciences Po, Paris) for his paper, "Pairwise-Comparison Estimation With Non-parametric Controls". The announcement and award took place at the 125th Meeting of the Society, held in Manchester a few weeks ago.

Mark Thoma (Economist's View blog) interviewed Koen about his research, and econometrics more generally. The resulting excellent video can be viewed here.

Congratulations to Koen on this award, and thanks to Mark for the video interview.

It's also worth mentioning that videos of the the various special sessions that were held at the 2015 RES conference are also available. These include The Sargan Lecture, by Michael Keane; and a session on "The Econometrics of Matching".

© 2015, David E. Giles