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In Memoriam: Martine Quinzii

It is with a very heavy heart we report that Martine Quinzii passed away on May 25th, in Perigueux, France. She was a Professor in the Economics Department at UC Davis between 1991 and 2016, and Professor Emerita since 2016. She served as Chair of the department from 1995 to 1999, and again from 2006 to 2007.

Martine was an outstanding colleague and a good friend to many in the Department. Her honesty and spontaneity were refreshing and stimulating. She was open and candid, but in a very kind way. She was truly interested in how her colleagues were doing both academically and personally. She had rare qualities that made her a unique and valued part of Department life.

Her contributions to the theory of general equilibrium and to its interactions with macroeconomic theory and finance are not just seminal: they are significant also for the creativity, rigor and elegance they display. Her work reached a standard that later economic theorists strive to achieve. Martine was brilliant and strict, but also extremely generous.

She was a fellow of The Econometric Society since 2000, and of The Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory since 2011. She had been Associate Editor at Annals of Finance, Econometrica, Economic Theory, Journal of Mathematical Economics, and Mathematical Social Sciences. Before joining UC Davis, Martine had taught mathematics and economics at Marseille-Luminy, Ecole Politechnique, Aix-Marseille, Paris II, and Southern California.

Martine was Co-Chair of the North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, which will be hosted by the department on June 21-24, 2018. The Society’s Walras-Bowley Lecture at that conference, which Martine was scheduled to chair, will be delivered in her memory.