The Savage Award, named in honor of Leonard J. “Jimmie” Savage, is bestowed each year to two outstanding doctoral dissertations in Bayesian econometrics and statistics, one each in:
Theory and Methods: for a dissertation that makes important original contributions to the foundations, theoretical developments, and/or general methodology of Bayesian analysis.
Applied Methodology: for a dissertation that makes outstanding contributions with novel Bayesian analysis of a substantive problem that has potential to impact statistical practice in a field of application.
DEMS member Tommaso Rigon receives the Savage Award 2020 for his PhD thesis entitled “Finite-dimensional nonparametric priors: Theory and applications”