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 2019
conference was held in Frankfurt. The society has a
page. Effective 2019, the SEM president
changed from William A. Barnett to Apostolos
that can be counted counts, and not everything
that counts can be counted." (Albert
to knowledge [door meten tot weten]." (Heike
Kamerlingh Onnes, "The Significance of Quantitative
Research in Physics." Inaugural Address at the
University of Leiden (1882)).
cannot measure, your knowledge is meager and
"There is no
science without measurement, no
quality without testing, and no global markets
(Commission of the European Union).