Thought Leadership
The Society for Economic Measurement (SEM)

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
Albert Einstein

"By measurement to knowledge [door meten tot weten]."
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, "The Significance of Quantitative Research in Physics."
Inaugural Address at the University of Leiden (1882)).

"There is no science without measurements, no quality without testing, and no global markets without standards."
Commission of the European Union

The Society for Economic Measurement (SEM) was founded to promote research on economic measurement, using advanced tools from economic theory, econometrics, aggregation theory, experimental economics, mathematics, and statistics and to facilitate communication among researchers in fields and methods that will enhance the development of economic measurement. The long run objectives are to meet the data standards established for the physical sciences, subject to the inherent limitations of a social science. The society’s founding cosponsors are Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for Financial Stability, and the University of Kansas.

The President of the society is CFS Director, William A. Barnett.

The society’s primary web site is hosted by Carnegie Mellon University at: http://sem.society.cmu.edu

The society does not charge dues but does charge conference registration fees. The society can be joined by using the registration form on the SEM’s primary web site. To join the society, click on the “Contacts and Membership” tab, and then click on the “Online Registration Form” link to display the registration form.

The society’s Executive Committee is:

President:
Apostolos Serletis, University of Calgary, Canada

Vice-Presidents:
Yves Balasko, University of York, UK., UK
Ernst Berndt, MIT Sloan , USA
W. Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ester Faia, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Dennis Fixler, Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA
Barbara Fraumeni, Central University for Finance and Economics, USA
Lawrence Goodman, Center for Financial Stability, USA
Fumio Hayashi, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo
Kaye Husbands Fealing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dale Jorgenson, Harvard University, USA
Kenneth Judd, Stanford University, USA
Julia Lane, New York University, USA
Jacques Mairesse, CREST - ENSAE, France
J. Peter Neary, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Danny Quah, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Paul Schreyer, OECD, France
Apostolos Serletis, University of Calgary, Canada
Karl Shell, Cornell University, USA
Marcel Timmer, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Sevin Yeltekin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Members at Large:
Jim Heckman, U. of Chicago and University College, Dublin

Member by Appointment of the Center for Financial Stability:
Lawrence Goodman, President, Center for Financial Stability, NY City

Founder and Past-President:
William A. Barnett, U. of Kansas; Center for Financial Stability, NY City; IC2 Institute, U. of Texas at Austin.

Secretary-Treasurer and Co-Founder:
Stephen Spear, Carnegie Mellon U.

Past Presidents

The Society for Economic Measurement (SEM) was founded in 2013 by William A. Barnett and Stephen Spear.

William A. Barnett, 2013-2018.

Council:

Advisory Council Members:
Bert Balk, Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
Marcelle Chauvet, U. of California Riverside
Bernard Cornet, University of Paris 1, Sorbonne, and U. of Kansas
Robert Feenstra, U. of California at Davis
Kevin Fox, U. of New South Wales, Australia
Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins U.
Jonathan Haskel, Imperial College, London, U.K.
Robert Hill, U. of Graz, Austria
Charles Hulten, U. of Maryland
Robert Inklaar, U. of Groningen, Netherlands
Peter Ireland, Boston College
Fredj Jawadi, U. of Lille, France
Koji Nomura, Keio U., Tokyo, Japan
Lee Ohanian, UCLA
Philippe de Peretti, University of Paris 1, Sorbonne, France
Prasada Rao, University of Queensland, Australia
Shyam Sunder, Yale University
Stephen Turnovsky, U. of Washington
Myrna Wooders, Vanderbilt University
Nicholas Yannelis, U. of Iowa

Council Members by Appointment of Associated Journals and Monograph Series:
Conchita d'Ambrosio, Université du Luxembourg
    by appointment of Review of Income and Wealth
Hans Amman, Utrecht University, Netherlands
     by appointment of Computational Economics and Advances in Computational Economics
William A. Barnett, U. of Kansas and Center for Financial Stability
    by appointment of International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics
Marisa Faggini, University of Salerno, Italy
    by appointment of New Economic Windows
Thomas Fomby, Southern Methodist University
    by appointment of Advances in Econometrics
William Greene, New York University
    by appointment of the Journal of Productivity Analysis and FnT Econometrics
Ingegerd Jansson, Statistics Sweden, Stockholm
    by appointment of Journal of Official Statistics
Esfandiar Maasoumi, Emory U.
    by appointment of Econometric Reviews
Charles Renfro, C. G Renfro & Assoc.
    by appointment of Journal of Economic and Social Measurement
Stephen Spear, Carnegie Mellon U.
    by appointment of Macroeconomic Dynamics
George Tavlas, Bank of Greece
    by appointment of Open Economies Reviews

Fellowship Committee:
Yves Balasko, University of York, UK
William A. Barnett, U. of Kansas; Center for Financial Stability, NY City; IC2 Institute, U. of Texas at Austin
Ernst Berndt, MIT
Francis Diebold, U. of Pennsylvania
Erwin Diewert, U of British Columbia, Canada
Steven Durlauf, U. of Wisconsin
Ester Faia, Goethe University, Germany
Robert Feenstra, UC Davis
Dennis Fixler, BEA
Barbara Fraumeni, U. of Southern Maine; Central U. of Finance and Economics, Beijing
Lawrence Goodman, President, Center for Financial Stability, NY City
Fumio Hayashi, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo
Jim Heckman, U. of Chicago and University College, Dublin
Peter Ireland, Boston College
Dale Jorgenson, Harvard
Ken Judd, Stanford (Hoover)
Julia Lane, New York University
Jacques Mairesse, CREST (ENSAE, Paris), UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University, Maastricht)
Esfandiar Maasoumi, Emory U.
Rosa Matzkin, UCLA.
J. Peter Neary, Oxford U., U.K.
Danny Quah, National University of Singapore
Paul Schreyer, Deputy Director, OECD Statistics Directorate, Paris
Apostolos Serletis, U. of Calgary, Canada
Karl Shell, Cornell U.
Stephen Spear, Carnegie Mellon U.
Marcel Timmer, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Stephen Turnovsky, U. of Washington
Kenneth West, U. of Wisconsin