The Department of Economics congratulates Simon Board, the Benjamin Graham Centennial Professor in Value Investing, on being named a Fellow of the Econometric Society The Econometric Society is one of the most prestigious learned society in the field of economics, with a world-wide membership. Its main object is to promote studies that aim at a unification of the theoretical and empirical approach to economic problems and that are penetrated by constructive and rigorous thinking similar to that which has come to dominate in the natural sciences. It operates as a purely scientific organization, without any political, social, financial or nationalistic allegiance or bias. The society is run by the Fellows who choose the constitution and elect the leadership. In turn, the leadership runs the journals of the society (Econometrica, Theoretical Economics, Quantitative Economics), and a series of conferences around the world. There are currently around 700 Fellows across the globe.
Professor Board is a microeconomic theorist who studies information economics, with applications to auction design, industrial organization, and labor economics. His recent research includes the spread of information on social networks, the design of dynamic pricing algorithms, and the role of reputation in incentivizing investment.