Editors select winners of the 2018 Denis Sargan Econometrics Prize

24 Feb 2020

The Editors of The Econometrics Journal decided that the 2018 Denis Sargan Econometrics Prize will be shared equally between Matt Goldman (Facebook) and David M. Kaplan (University of Missouri) for their article "Non‐parametric inference on (conditional) quantile differences and interquantile ranges, using L‐statistics” in the June 2018 issue of The Econometrics Journal (https://doi.org/10.1111/ectj.12095). 

Matt and David's Prize winning article provides novel methods for nonparametric inference on unconditional and conditional quantile differences and interquartile ranges, with ample guidance to practitioners. It illustrates its usefulness with empirical applications to the analyses of economies of scale in household consumption and of worker effort in a gift exchange experiment. 

The 2018 Denis Sargan Econometrics Prize will be presented to Matt Goldman and David Kaplan at the start of Serena Ng’s Sargan lecture at the 2020 Royal Economic Society Conference, on 7 April 2020 at 11:00, in Belfast.

The Denis Sargan Econometrics Prize was introduced in 2011 by The Econometrics Journal on behalf of the Royal Economic Society. It is awarded for the best (unsolicited) article published in The Econometrics Journal in a given year by anyone who is within five years of being awarded their doctorate. An honorarium of £1000 is awarded to the winning author.