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MSSANZ 2001 Biennial medallist Sir Clive Granger and 2003 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences ... obituary
MODSIM09 in the news. Queensland Government press release World's brightest brains head to the sunshine state
Highest honours to Society members
Prof Clive Granger, MSSANZ Biennial Medallist (2001) and Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences (2003) was awarded a knighthood in the British New Year's Honours 2005.
Les Oxley, a distinguished MSSANZ Fellow, was elected one of the 12 new Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2004. (More info ...)
Kimio Morimune, MSSANZ Biennial Medallist (1999) has been elected Vice-President of the Japan Economic Association. He will become President in April 2006.
The Queensland government is enthusiastic about the upcoming joint congress with IMACS in 2009. Text of press release 23/2/07 below.
Les Oxley, a distinguished Fellow of MSSANZ, was elected one of the 12 new Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2004.
The RSNZ citation reads as follows:
Professor Leslie T. Oxley, Department of Economics, University of Canterbury, and Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia, is recognised internationally for the advances he has made in econometric modelling and testing, particularly as applied to studies of industrialization, economic growth and the measurement of human capital. His work is at the forefront of research using modern time series econometric methods to advance understanding of both unique historical events - for example, the British Industrial Revolution - and current issues of central importance, including the determinants of economic growth and the measurement of human capital.
Leslie Oxley has used novel statistical methods to substantiate and refine measures of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and his outstanding combinations of statistical, mathematical, economic and historiographical skills to create major resources of new time series data for Australia and New Zealand. A unique characteristic of his research, which is published in the leading international journals in economics, economic history and econometrics, is the ability to create advanced research methods derived from econometrics, statistics and mathematics to resolve important controversial issues in economics and economic history.
Leslie Oxley is an outstanding scholar whose innovative research has had a significant impact on his profession.