Monash EBS among the best departments in the world in Econometrics
In the top 10% institutions in the field of Econometrics ranked by IDEAS (a Research Papers in Economics service maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, USA) Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics appears among the best institutions in the world.
Professor Heather Anderson will present at Sustaining Women in Business (SWB) Conference
The Maureen Brunt Chair in Economics and Econometrics, Professor Heather Anderson, will present at this year’s Sustaining Women in Business (SWB) Conference to be held in Sydney at the end of October. Her presentation, 'The State of the Economy and why it Matters', covers macroeconomic and financial issues that impact women professionally and personally on their path to career success and personal fulfilment.
SWB is the only conference of its kind in Australia where delegates can hear from and engage directly with leading women and men of diverse experience and is highly regarded by both business and government as the pre-eminent women's forum in the country. Former speakers include the Governor General Quentin Bryce, the former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, business leaders such as Ann Sherry, Jillian Segal and Katie Lahey and leading icons for gender equality such as Naomi Wolf, Avivah Wittenberg Cox and Dr Sylvia Ann Hewlett.
Read more about this in Monash News.
Monash one of the six Australian universities accredited by the Actuaries Institute
The Actuarial Studies program has received full accreditation for part 1 and provisional accreditation for part 2 of the Australian Actuarial Professional Examinations. This will for the first time place Monash University on a par with only five other universities offering actuarial programs and will ensure students are able to study towards their part 1 and part 2 examinations at one institution.
ERA 2012 outcomes are out: Monash ranked "well above world standard" in Econometrics
Read all about it on the Australian Research Council website.
Svetlana Litvinova was awarded best student poster at the Young Statisticians Conference 2013
EBS PhD student Svetlana Litvinova was awarded the first prize for the best student poster at the Young Statisticians Conference, 7-8 February 2013, Melbourne. There were 32 contestants and the posters were assessed by Professor Peter Hall.
The title of the poster was: Estimation of the Tail of the Error Distribution in Multivariate Regression Authors: Svetlana Litvinova and Mervyn Silvapulle
Svetlana is seen here at her presentation.
Jiti Gao has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Congratulations to Professor Jiti Gao, who has just been elected as an Elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. The Academy comprises of social scientists who have made significant scholarly contributions in academia and public policy. It is a great recognition of Jiti's academic record and leadership.
As an Australian Professorial Fellow and internationally recognized expert in the field of non- and semi-parametric econometrics as well as in the field of nonlinear time series econometrics and financial econometrics, Jiti currently works both actively and productively towards providing solutions to such difficult problems that are at the frontiers of nonlinear and nonstationary time series econometrics and financial econometrics.
Professor Jiti Gao is seen here. The President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Professor Barry McGaw, AO, was introducing and welcoming Professor Jiti Gao as a New Fellow at the Academy's Annual Fellows' Dinner on Tuesday 20 November, 2012.
Ole wins PCB Phillips Summer camp prize
At the recent Summer Institute in Financial Markets and Institutions held at Singapore Management School, the Peter C.B. Phillips Summer Camp was held, in which 16 PhD students from around the world gave a brief presentation of their own work and commented on that of another student.
There were four prize winners (in no ranked order), three students from Yale University, and Ole Maneesoonthorn from the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. Ole is seen here being presented with her award by Professor Peter Phillips, Sterling Professor of Economics & Professor of Statistics, Yale University.