College of Liberal Arts

Economics award named to honor professor

Wed, Aug 25, 2010

AUSTIN, Texas — The Society for Computational Economics announced the creation of the David A. Kendrick Distinguished Service Award to recognize outstanding scholars in field of finance and computational economics.

Recognized for his prolific work in computational economics and his instrumental role in the field, Kendrick, the Ralph W. Yarborough Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Economics, was presented as the inaugural recipient of the award in July at the society’s annual meeting at the Royal Society in London.

Kendrick, who has been on the Department of Economics faculty for more than 40 years, is a leading scholar in general computational macroeconomics. He has published more than 70 articles, and authored or co-authored more than a dozen books.

Known for his dedication his students, Kendrick has received numerous teaching awards including the 2001 Chad Oliver Plan II Teaching Award, the 1993 Silver Spurs Centennial Teaching Fellowship, and the 1992 President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award.

A nationally recognized economist, Kendrick has served s a consultant for Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1968-1969 and the World Bank from 1971-1987. He has also served as Chairman for the National Science Foundation Initiative on Computational Economics in 1991, and as president of the Society of Computational Economics from 1998-1999.

 

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