Isabelle Sin receives RBNZ-NZESG Award
Motu congratulates Isabelle Sin, a new Motu Fellow, on receiving the RBNZ-NZESG Award in Econometrics. Presented by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the New Zealand Econometric Study Group, the award is given each year to a young econometrician presenting at the New Zealand Econometrics Study Group annual meeting. Izi shared the award this year with Ping Yu of the University of Auckland.
Izi received the award for presenting on her paper “Book Translations as Idea Flows: The Effects of the Collapse of Communism on the Diffusion of Knowledge”. The paper, which draws on her thesis, used novel data on 800,000 translations in conjunction with difference-in-differences regressions to estimate the various ways the end of Communism in Eastern Europe altered international translation patterns. The results help us to understand how institutions shape the international diffusion of knowledge, a longstanding and important topic.
More information about the meeting and the award can be found at the NZESG website.
Posted 12-Mar-2012 by Tui