Jan Tinbergen Awards 2023: Call for submissions
The ISI is pleased to invite submissions of papers for the 2023 Jan Tinbergen Awards for young statisticians.
The submitted papers will be evaluated by an International Selection Committee of experienced statisticians who will decide on the awards. The Committee’s decision is final. The Committee reserves the right to make no award in either or both Divisions if there are no submissions of sufficient quality.
The awards will be presented at the 64th ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC) and the winners will present their papers in the special Tinbergen session, at the WSC.
Each award consists of €2,500 prize money (total per paper), costs of travel and complimentary WSC registration to participate in the WSC.
Process for submitting applications:
- The application should be submitted online here. You will be asked to specify the Division for which you are applying, and to upload your paper. [If you have difficulty uploading the paper, it can be sent as a pdf file to ISImail@CBS.nl with the Subject “Tinbergen Competition”.]
- The paper must be prepared according to the instructions.
- Applications and papers must be submitted by 30 November 2022.
- Contact form for questions and submissions
Instructions for the Preparation of Papers
- The paper must be an unpublished, original contribution. It may include material from the author’s thesis.
- The paper must be written in English.
- The author and all co-authors (if any) of the paper must be born in 1987 or later.
- If the paper has co-author(s), the percentage contribution from all authors must be stated.
- Previous winners of the award are not eligible (even as co-authors).
Announcement of results
- The results will be communicated to all applicants by end – November 2022.
- ISI Permanent Office will contact the winners to make arrangements for travel to the WSC in Ottawa.
- The award includes €2,500 prize money, costs of travel and complimentary WSC registration to participate in the WSC.
- If a paper is submitted as a joint paper by two or more authors, only one of the authors can be offered the award. It is the authors’ responsibility to nominate the author concerned.
- Any questions that are outside of the substantive contents of the papers (which are decided by the Committee) shall be decided by the ISI Executive Committee. Its decision is final.
The ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards are named after the famous Dutch econometrician and Nobel Prize winner, and are sponsored by the Dutch Stichting Internationaal Statistisch Studiefonds (International Statistical Study Fund Foundation). The aim of the Foundation is to offer assistance to developing countries in the field of statistics. The intention of the ISI Jan Tinbergen awards is to meet the Foundation’s aim and two of the fundamental objectives of the ISI:
- defining and instituting constructive roles in supporting the development of young statisticians,
- building statistical capacity in developing countries.
The competition is open to all young statisticians, regardless of their nationality. Papers should address statistical problems of real relevance in building statistical capacity in countries with limited statistical infrastructure.
The Awards are for best papers written for the biennial World Statistics Congresses (WSC) by young statisticians. The competition is split into two divisions. For each winning paper the Foundation awards a cash prize and assists the author’s participation in the next ISI World Statistics Congress where they will present their paper.
The competition for the Awards is open to all young statisticians, regardless of their nationality. Previously, the competition was open only to young statisticians from developing countries. From 2019 onwards, the emphasis of this competition is no longer on the nationality of the applicants, but on the subject of the paper. Papers should now address statistical problems of real relevance in building statistical capacity in countries with limited statistical infrastructure.
Professor Jan Tinbergen
Jan Tinbergen (1903–1994) was a Dutch economist. He was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Economics in 1969, joint with Ragnar Frisch, for the development and application of dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes. He was a founding trustee of Economists for Peace and Security.
Papers in Division A are to address an applied statistical problem of real interest in countries with a limited statistical infrastructure (developing countries). Such problems could relate to an economic, social or political development relevant to a developing country or region. The main criteria are statistical and/or data quality, innovation and quality of exposition and communication. The paper can make contributions in one or more of the following areas: generation of new methodological development, meeting the challenge of gathering reliable data in developing regions, and innovative application of statistical methods to a significant problem in order to benefit a developing country or region. Such problems could arise in any of the sciences, engineering, economics, health, agriculture or business areas.
B: Statistical systems
Papers in Division B may be on any topic that directly addresses the development and improvement of statistical systems in countries with limited statistical infrastructure (developing countries). The main criteria are innovative and significant contribution to statistical progress in government or government organisations in a developing country, and quality of exposition and communication. Contributions could be in innovative applications of existing statistical methods, or application of new sources and innovative data collection and production.
For both divisions, the criteria for quality of exposition and communication include adequate reference to related work; technical and methodological standard of work; quality of writing organisation and clarity.
Winners of the 2021 ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards
Division A: 1st prize
Jie Li and Qirui Hu (China)
Paper: Prediction Interval of Air Pollutants Concentration by Nonparametric Regression Analysis
Division B: 1st prize
Mozhgan Taavoni (Iran)
Paper: High dimensional generalized semiparametric model for longitudinal data
Winners of the 2019 ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards
Division A: 1st prize
Jetrei Benito (Philippines)
Paper: Modeling the Financial Market Indicators with Semiparametric Volatility Model with Varying Frequency
Division B: 1st prize
Edvira Malliedje Fokam (Ivory Coast)
Paper: Intra household resource allocation and gender relation in Côte d’Ivoire : a way for facing non inclusive growth situation
Winners of the 2017 ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards
The competition was not split in Divisions yet.
Marcelo Bourguignon Pereira (Brazil)
Paper: Modelling time series of counts with deflation or inflation of zeros
Christian Eduardo Galarza Morales (Brazil)
Paper: Robust logistic quantile regression models using skewed heavy-tailed distributions
Winners of the 2015 ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards
Ajmery Jaman (Bangladesh)
Paper: A Bias-Corrected Approach to Rotnitzky-Jewell Criteria for Appropriate Correlation Structure Selection in Generalized Estimating Equations
Katiane Silva Conceição (Brazil)
Paper: Zero-Modifed Models for Count Data
Arun Kumar Kuchibhotla (India)
Paper: Testing in Additive and Projection Pursuit Models
Winners of the 2013 ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards
Abhik Ghosh (India)
Lu Han (China)
Iris Ivy Gauran and Maria Sofia Criselda A. Poblador (Philippines)