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Helfand Professor Helfand has been awarded a $100,000 grant under a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service to analyze farm productivity in Brazil. He is part of an international team that hopes to answer the question--what is the future of small farms in the United States and around the world?--by examining how productivity growth in agriculture has differed for small and large farms on five continents. Their findings may help policymakers around the world determine how best to support smaller farms that frequently have higher land productivity but lack the resources to be competitive in the marketplace.   More information can be found at:
  The 18th Southwest Economic Theory Conference (SWET) will be held on March 4-5, 2016, at the University of California, Riverside. This is an annual conference where economic theorists from various institutions in Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii present their latest work. This year the conference is being hosted by UCR Department of Economics. All sessions will take place in Glen Mor J315. The location map and the program are provided below. Please RSVP to David Malueg ( or Urmee Khan ( if you are planning to attend. There is no registration fee.

SWET 2016 Location Map
SWET 2016 Program
  Utkal University, India, has honored Professor Prasanta K. Pattanaik with its degree of  D. Litt. (Honoris Causa). The degree was conferred on Professor Pattanaik in the University’s convocation held on February 16th, 2016.
Advances in Econometrics The series Advances in Econometrics will publish an special volume on Essays in honor of Aman Ullah, vol. 36, to honor the many scientific contributions of Distinguished Professor Aman Ullah in nonparametric and semiparametric methods, finite sample econometrics, information/entropy econometrics, and panel data models. The guest Editors for this special issue are R. Carter Hill (Louisiana State University), Tae-Hwy Lee, and Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera (UC-Riverside). (Book cover)
Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera Professor Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera has been elected by the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) as their next President. She will begin her tenure on May 1, 2016.
Richard Arnott Economics of Transportation, the official journal of the International Transportation Economics Association, will publish a Special Issue on Collective Contributions in the Honor of Distinguished Professor Richard Arnott.  The Guest Editor for this special issue is Professor Andre de Palma at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan in France.
Richard Sutch Distinguished Professor Richard Sutch has been named the 2015-16 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor on the Riverside campus. Along with this prestigious position, Professor Sutch receives a monetary award in the amount of  $6,000 and research support in the amount of $3,000. This academic senate award is presented yearly to an Emeritus Faculty on the basis of compelling project in teaching, research, or public service activities.
ISF 2015 The Department is pleased be a sponsor for the 35th International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) that will take place at Riverside Convention Center on June 21-24, 2015. The ISF is the premier forecasting conference attracting the world’s leading forecasting researchers in academia and industry. Professor Gloria González-Rivera ( is the General Chair of the 2015 Symposium. For more information on registration, keynote speakers, and other events, please visit
Aman Ullah

A conference in honor of Distinguished Professor Aman Ullah to celebrate his long and productive academic career will take place at Riverside Mission Inn on March 13-15, 2015; see for details. Prominent econometricians, who are Professor Ullah's friends, coauthors and former/current students, will attend and participate in this conference. A festschrift volume in honor of Aman Ullah will be published by the series Advances in Econometrics

Richard Sutch

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Sutch has been elected as a Fellow of the Cliometric Society. This prestigious award is given for scholars who have published contributions to economic history that are markedly original and have significantly advanced the frontiers of knowledge. He will be receiving the award in the May 2015 meeting of the Cliometric Society in Ann Arbor.

Ron Chilcote

Professor Ronald Chilcote has been named the 2014-15 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professor on the Riverside campus of the University of California.  Along with this prestigious position, Professor Chilcote receives a monetary award in the amount of  $6,000 and research support in the amount of $3,000.  This academic senate award is presented yearly to an Emeritus Faculty on the basis of compelling project in teaching, research, or public service activities.

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