Review of Industrial Organization 13: v, 1998.
The Review gains its quality from the special skill, efforts and generosity of those
many colleagues who write the papers and help in the editorial process. Recently,
two important ofﬁcials of the Review have asked to be relieved of their duties, after
conspicuous and generous contributions.
Henry de Jong of the University of Amsterdam has applied high standards of
quality and relevance to incoming papers, as an Associate Editor for many years.
He has made the Review signiﬁcantly better as the years have progressed. Only
he knows the exact volume of scholarly work he has given, but it surely has been
large. The content, direction and criteria of the Review bear his distinctive imprint.
In fact, all of the Associate Editors have been making lasting enhancements
to the Review, both in their editorial work and in papers of theirs that have been
published in the Review. The General Editor is pleased to applaud their high pro-
fessional endeavors without delay, rather than waiting for some future day.
Leonard G. Schifrin of the College of William & Mary has been serving as
Secretary-Treasurer of the society and the Review for a number of years, with
great skill and precision. He has helped shape the Society’s and Review’s style and
methods. His work has measurably enhanced the Review, further strengthening its
growth in size and quality. He too leaves a very large gap, which will be difﬁcult
to try to ﬁll.
The words here are small thanks for their big contributions, but at least the
words can be given, with great warmth.