We are very much looking forward to the RES Annual Conference in Glasgow, where Anna Mikusheva will review weak identification with many instruments in EctJ’s Special Session, Francis X. Diebold will deliver the Sargan Lecture on robust inference in time series regression, and we will present the 2022 Denis Sargan Econometrics Prize to Chiara Casoli, all on Tuesday, April 4.
We have also been planning for two later conferences. EctJ will sponsor the 2023 (EC)^2 conference on identification and inference in structural econometric models that will be held in Manchester from 8-9 December 2023. Our former associate editor Aureo de Paula will give its Econometrics Journal Lecture. Mariacristina De Nardi has agreed to deliver the 2024 Sargan lecture, at the RES Annual Conference in Belfast.
As announced in the previous newsletter, Raffaella Giacomini has started in her new role as coeditor on May 1, 2022. In addition, five fine academics agreed to join EctJ as associate editors from 1 January 2023: Matteo Barigozzi, Peter Reinhard Hansen, Zhipeng Liao, Tatevik Sekhposyan, and Kaspar Wuthrich. At around the same time, Federico Bandi, Aureo de Paula, Silvia Goncalves, Emmanuel Guerre, Stefan Hoderlein, Shakeeb Khan, Guido Kuersteiner, Sokbae Lee, Marcelo Moreira, and Allan Timmermann left EctJ after brilliantly serving it as associate editors for many years.
EctJ has published three print issues since the previous newsletter. Their Editors’ Choices of lead article are
- Helmut Farbmacher, Martin Huber, Lukáš Lafférs, Henrika Langen, and Martin Spindler’s “Causal mediation analysis with double machine learning” (May 2022);
- Andreas Olden and Jarle Møen’s “The triple difference estimator” (September 2022); and
- Fiammetta Menchetti, Fabrizio Cipollini, and Fabrizia Mealli’s “Combining counterfactual outcomes and ARIMA models for policy evaluation” (January 2023).
Like all earlier Editors’ Choices of lead article, these are freely available from OUP. The editorial of the May 2022 issue celebrates ten years of Denis Sargan Econometrics Prizes. It recalls the wonderful sequence of past prize winners, in the hope and expectation that this will inspire the next generation of econometricians to send their best work to EctJ. The January 2023 issue contains a Special Issue on econometrics of dynamic discrete choice, with contributions by the speakers in EctJ’s eponymous Special Session at the 2021 RES conference, Victor Aguirregabiria and Martin Pesendorfer. See EctJ’s web site for an overview of all journal content. You can also sign up for email alerts from OUP.
EctJ received 134 new, compliant submissions and accepted 31 papers in 2022. These numbers are a bit down from those for 2021 (149 and 40), but on the rise again in 2023: In the first quarter of 2023, EctJ received 42 submissions (up from 29 in the first quarter of 2022) and accepted 9 (up from 6). The Annual Report over 2021 demonstrated that EctJ delivers quick review that avoids multiple and major revisions. Moreover, EctJ continued to have high measured impact. Our upcoming Annual Report over 2022 will provide a more complete and up-to-date assessment.
We hope that you will send your best research in econometrics to EctJ. By submitting to EctJ, you will not only benefit from the exposure of your work in a high-impact journal on the rise, but also from fast review and publication.
On behalf of EctJ, I wish you a peaceful, healthy, and productive time ahead!
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