The Department of Economics is delighted to announce that Yanqin Fan, Castor Professor of Economics, has been awarded the 2018 Arnold Zellner for the best paper in theoretical econometrics published by the Journal of Econometrics in 2016 or 2017, along with her co-author and PhD alumnus, Ruixuan Liu, who graduated in 2015. Ruixuan is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at Emory University, where he has taught since graduating.
The paper, entitled “A direct approach to inference in nonparametric and semiparametric quantile models", was published in the Journal of Econometrics in 2016, vol. 191.
This award highlights one of the most distinctive characters of our PhD program; the readiness of the faculty to involve graduate students in their research. Our program provides an environment that nurtures scholarship and leads to collaborative research efforts culminating in joint papers written with faculty. Consequently, our students often graduate with completed research papers that are well advanced in the publication process. This helps elevate our students in the job market, and maintains the standard of graduating productive scholars, fine teachers, and skilled professionals.
Congratulations to Yanqin Fan and Ruixuan Liu. The award will be presented at the ASSA Annual Meeting in Atlanta this January.