Fang Hanming, School of Entrepreneurship and Management Dean and Class of 1965 Term Professor of Economics of University of Pennsylvania, was among 22 academics newly elected as fellows of the Econometric Society. He is the 14th Chinese economist to be elected to this top economics professional society.
Founded in 1930, The Econometric Society is the most renowned society in economics and publishes one of the world's leading academic journals in economics, Econometrica. The society aims to promote the development of economic theories and to address the relationship between mathematics, statistics and economics. The Econometric Society also helps promote the unity of quantitative empirical research and theoretical analysis.
To qualify as an Econometric Society fellow, candidates must make original, impactful contributions to economic theory using quantitative methods. The recognition of a new fellow to The Econometric Society requires anonymous votes by all current fellows and represents the highest honor by the economics academic community.
Professor Fang Hanming has long been committed to the application of micro-economic theory, micro-empirical analysis, public economics and China's economic research. He has made original contributions in labor economics, social insurance and public economics and in 2008 was awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Award by International Health Economics Association. Professor Fang has served as co-editor of well-known international economics journals including International Economic Review and Journal of Public Economics, and as associate editor of the American Economic Review - flagship journal of the American Economic Association, among others.
Professor Fang Hanming has served as dean and distinguished adjunct professor of the School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM) since January, 2018.