November 08, 2005 08:58 ET

RSC: Montreal Professor of Economics Earns an Adenauer Research Award

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2005) - The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation bestowed the 2005 Konrad Adenauer Research Award on a Canadian scholar. Professor Jean-Marie Dufour, Department of economics, Universite de Montreal, has won the prestigious Konrad Adenauer Research Award (up to EUR 75,000), which he intends to use to continue his work.

The project of Professor Jean-Marie Dufour, entitled Identification and Time Series Analysis in Macroeconomics and Finance, studies statistical problems associated with the use of structural models (aimed at measuring "deep" parameters of economics behavior) and time series analysis in macroeconomics and finance. The issues considered are important for both policy analysis and forecasting. The general objective of the project is to develop and apply econometric methods which are robust to the presence of "weak identification" (or weak instruments) in the context of models used for analyzing macroeconomic and financial data.

The Konrad Adenauer Research Award is normally given annually to a highly qualified Canadian scholar whose research work in the humanities or social sciences has earned international recognition and who is a leading scholar in his/her field.

The RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada, the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists, scholars and artists, selects nominees for the award which aims to reinforce ties between Canadian and German institutions. The winner is chosen by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation which administers the Adenauer Award.

The presentation of the award will take place at an official ceremony held by the German Ambassador to Canada or the German Consul-General, at a date and place to be confirmed.

More information on the award can be found on the RSC's Web site at

Contact Information

  • The Royal Society of Canada
    Genevieve Gouin
    Awards Coordinator
    (613) 991-5760 / (613) 991-6990
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