The Economics Department

Economics Award Created to Honor UT Professor

Wed, February 2, 2011

The Society for Computational Economics, an international society of scholars that supports research in computational economics and finance, has created an award, the David A. Kendrick Distinguished Service Award, which will be given to individuals who stand out for their contributions to the fields of computational economics and finance. Dr. Kendrick is the Ralph W. Yarborough Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts in the Economics Department of the University of Texas at Austin. The inaugural award was presented to Dr. Kendrick in July at the society’s conference banquet at the Royal Society in London.

The program for the banquet described Dr. Kendrick’s contributions to the field in the following way:

“A prolific contributor to economics in general and computational macroeconomics in particular for more than 40 years, David has published more than 70 articles, contributed software, and authored or co-authored more than a dozen books.  The Society has chosen this occasion to mark David’s contributions to the development and proliferation of computational technique, including his dedication to the teaching of computational economics to ever wider audiences of students, both graduate and undergraduate.  A past president of the SCE, David has played a key role in the growth of the Society and, as with everything he does, has done so with the utmost grace.

The David A. Kendrick Distinguished Service Award will be granted on an irregular basis to individuals who stand out for their contributions to the field.”

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