Named for the late Raymond Addington, former chairman of the Fraser Institute Board of Trustees, the Addington Centre for the Study of Measurement was established in 2008.
The Centre commemorates Mr. Addington by awarding the annual Addington Prize to a person or team who has researched a new, interesting, and important concept in public policy, exemplifying the Fraser Institute’s motto: If it matters, measure it.
The 2012 Addington Prize was awarded to Nicholas A. Bloom (Professor of Economics, Stanford University), Steven J. Davis (William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and Scott R. Baker (Ph.D. candidate, Stanford University) for their paper Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty. Co-published through the National Bureau of Economic Research, this ground-breaking report develops the first rigorous analytical framework for measuring the extent and impact of economic policy uncertainty in the United States. The authors have since expanded their work to include Canada, Europe, China, and India.
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The 2013 Addington Prize in Measurement will be open for nominations this fall.