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The Society for
Economic Measurement (SEM) was founded in 2013 by William A.
Barnett and Stephen
Spear to promote research on economic
measurement, using advanced tools from economic
theory, econometrics, aggregation theory,
experimental economics, mathematics, and statistics.
The long run objectives are to meet the data
standards established for the physical sciences,
subject to the inherent limitations of a social
science. The society's founding cosponsors are Carnegie Mellon University,
the Center for Financial
Stability, and the University
of Kansas. The inaugural conference at the U.
of Chicago was cosponsored by the Becker Friedman
Institute and the 2013 President of the
Econometric Society. The second conference was
held at the OECD in Paris. The third conference was
held in Thessaloniki, Greece. The 2017 conference
was held at MIT. The 2018 conference was held
at Xiamen University in China. The society has a Facebook
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." (Albert Einstein)"By measurement to knowledge [door meten tot weten]." (Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, "The Significance of Quantitative Research in Physics." Inaugural Address at the University of Leiden (1882)).
"If you cannot measure, your knowledge is meager and unsatisfactory." (Lord Kelvin)
"There is no
science without measurement, no
quality without testing, and no global markets