Jan Tinbergen Award granted in Kuala Lumpur (report)
This summer, the International Statistical Institute (ISI) awarded two promising young statisticians the Jan Tinbergen best paper award during the World Statistical Congress (WSC) in Kuala Lumpur. Similar to Tinbergens research modeling the developing world, the award aims to address statistical problems of real relevance in building statistical capacity in countries with limited statistical infrastructure. The award was sponsored by the Erasmus school of Economics (ESE).
Jetrei Benito obtained the first prize in the general division, with his paper ‘Modeling the Financial Market Indicators with Semiparametric Volatility Model with Varying Frequency’.
Edvira Malliedje Fokam won the first prize in the statistical systems division, with her paper ‘Intra household resource allocation and gender relation in Côte d’Ivoire: a way for facing non inclusive growth situation’.