About

Start your brilliant career with a degree from Australia's #1 ranked university.

News

Find contact details for any general enquiries.

Events

Find contact details for any general enquiries.

Study with us

Our graduates gain the knowledge and skills to lead organisations, develop public policy, create new companies and undertake research.

Our research

Our research is focused on issues that are highly significant for organisations, the Australian economy, and society at large.

Student resources

Whether you're a new or continuing student, you can find everything you need here about managing your program and the opportunities available to you.

Alumni

Our alumni may be found in the world’s leading companies, policy agencies and universities.

Contact us

Find contact details for any general enquiries.

Image: CBE

Image: CBE

Alison Booth made Fellow of Econometric Society

22 November 2019

4 minutes read

Emeritus Professor Alison Booth has been made a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a prestigious international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics.

Alison joins the ranks of other Fellows such as economists Richard Thaler and John A. List, but she is the first woman in Australia to be made a Fellow and the first economist at ANU to be made a Fellow while at ANU since Trevor Breusch in 1991.

The Econometric Society encourages open discourse on a range of issues through regular scientific meetings held in different regions of the world. It also manages the publication of the top tier journals Econometrica, Quantitative Economics, and Theoretical Economics.

“It never occurred to me in my wildest dreams that I would be elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society, so I was quite astonished when I heard that I had been elected. After I pinched myself, I felt absolutely delighted and greatly honoured,” said Alison, who is from the ANU Research School of Economics.

Throughout her life, Alison’s research interests have woven through different areas, beginning with her PhD that focused on the microeconomics of the trade union behaviour and membership. After that, she spent time working on statistical techniques relating to longitudinal data, to explore how they could shed light on pressing economic issues.

“I later became interested in what one could learn from data gained from experiments in the lab or the field, and that still engages my interest. The applications that fascinate me currently are gender issues, race, discrimination, the role of culture in affecting preferences (like willingness to take risks or be competitive) and economic outcomes, and cross-country differences in these,” said Alison. “I also continue to work on trade unions.”

Much of Alison’s current research explores the effect of gender differences in a variety of contexts, such as the workplace, during education and in competitions.

Despite all this, Alison has also had time to write four novels and short stories that span the areas of Australian history, human rights, civil liberties and other social issues. She has a new novel coming in 2020 that is set in 1890s London and Australia, entitled The Philosopher’s Daughters.



More information on the Econometric Society can be found here. Information about Alison’s research publications and personal website can be found here.

The College is always keen to explore research collaborations with the public and private sector and to reconnect with alumni. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about research collaborations.

Read more about CBE research

CBE academics to explore psychological contracts in older workers, as well as income inequality and automation.

Find out more »

Professor Shirley Gregor AO is one of the leading academics at ANU in the field of Business Information Systems.

Find out more »

Dr Eva Vivalt has received a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to shed light on unclaimed property.

Find out more »

When firms are allowed to be specific, they prefer to hire younger women and older men.

Find out more »

Updated:   22 November 2019 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team