Jasmina Arifovic named Royal Society of Canada Fellow

September 07, 2021

In recognition of her academic and research achievements, Simon Fraser University (SFU)'s Department of Economics professor Jasmina Arifovic has been inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). 

She is among the eleven SFU researchers who have been elected into the RSC this year—nine of them as fellows of the society and two as members of the society’s College of New Scholars, Scientists and Artists. It is the greatest number of SFU faculty elected to the RSC in any year. Membership in the RSC is Canada’s highest academic honour.

A leading researcher in macroeconomics and behavioural economics, Arifovic’s ground-breaking work in computational modelling and artificial intelligence has helped to explain real world phenomenon where traditional models have fallen short, furthering our understanding of financial markets and monetary policy. Arifovic is also a Bank of Canada Fellow and she was among the first to integrate computational and experimental methods to explain how individuals and societies learn and adapt to market conditions. 

According to the RSC press release, Arifovic along with the rest of this year's newly named Fellows and RSC College members will be welcomed at the 2021 RSC Celebration of Excellence and Engagement event on November 15 - 20. 

Established in 1882 as Canada’s national academy, the RSC promotes research and learning in the arts, humanities and sciences. The society awards fellowships to peer-elected and distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions and impacts in these fields. The society’s mandate is to build a better future for Canada and the world.