Faculty Appointments

Lung-fei Lee

Named  Co-chair of The China Meeting Committee of the Econometric Society beginning June, 2013, and continuing for three years. 
Co-chair of the Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society for the June 2014 meeting in Taipei, Taiwan

Trevon Logan

Will be a member of the President and Provost’s Leadership Institute (PPLI). This university-wide institute is run by The Women’s Place and the Office of Human Resources with the goal of creating a group of faculty members who are well prepared to take on the many different forms of leadership (some administrative and some not) that are expected of senior faculty. The overarching purpose of the PPLI is to improve participants’ leadership abilities in the broadest sense.


Elected president of the National Economic Association, founded in 1969 as the Caucus of Black Economists to promote the professional lives of minorities within the profession.  NEA professionals hold faculty and administrative positions in colleges and universities, think tanks, policy and advocacy organizations, various levels of government and private industry.

Richard Steckel

Named a Fellow of the Cliometric Society, an academic organization of individuals interested in the use of economic theory and statistical techniques to study economic history, advance scholarship and promote educational opportunities for young scholars. 

Bruce Weinberg

Professor Bruce Weinberg has been elected First Vice President of the Midwest Economics Association, which held its annual meeting in Columbus in March, 2013. The Ohio State departments of Economics and Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics co-hosted a dinner attended by over 40 individuals for alumni, students, and faculty participants from both departments.  The meeting provided an opportunity for many OSU undergraduates to present their research.  
Professor Bruce Weinberg has been developing a project to build large-scale data infrastructure on the science and innovation enterprise. This project will draw together public data on patents, drug approvals, and scholarly publications with administrative data from University payroll systems to trace science from the point of funding to the faculty, staff, students, and postdocs who work on it and equipment that they use, to the publications, patents, and drugs that come out of it. In March, he co-organized a successful meeting of the Research Vice Presidents at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (the Big 10 plus the University of Chicago) Universities to access their human resources data for research purposes. The meeting gave the Research Vice Presidents an opportunity to see how emerging computer-science and social science can be used to understand and improve the functioning and impact of the science and innovation enterprise. The National Science Foundation has agreed to support the work.