BYLAWS ON THE NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF THE “FELLOWS OF THE IIOA”
REVISED AT THE SAO PAULO, JULY 2009 COUNCIL MEETING OF THE IIOA
§1 Aim. The aim of electing Fellows of the IIOA is to honor appropriate members of the IIOA for their scientific contributions to the field of input-output analysis, broadly defined.
§2 Number. During each International Input-Output Conference the maximum number of members to be elected as new Fellows of the IIOA is equal to two. The overall maximum number of Fellows is twenty.
§3 Secretary. After each election round, one of the Fellows will be chosen by the Fellows as Secretary and will be responsible for the organization of the next election.
§4 Nomination. In the calendar year preceding the next International Input-Output Conference members of the IIOA, not being a Fellow, will be invited by the Secretary to nominate other members for election before December 31. Each nomination must be supported by two other members, excluding the nominee and the Fellows. Each nominee must have been a member of the IIOA for at least six years. Each nomination will include: name, current address, current email, current institution, brief curriculum vitae, list of maximally ten key-publications, and a description of the candidate’s contribution to input-output analysis of 100-200 words.
§5 Election. All Fellows will be invited to deliver their votes on the election of the new Fellows. The Secretary will inform the newly elected Fellows, the President of the IIOA, the Chair of the scientific program committee and the Chair of the local organizing committee of the next International Input-Output Conference of their election, at least four months before the next conference.
§6 Installation. The new Fellows of the IIOA will be installed as such during one of the plenary events of this next conference. If a new Fellow is unable to attend the event in person, a representative will receive the decorations that go with the Fellowship Award on her/his behalf at the next conference.
§7 Rights. The Fellows have the right to call themselves “Fellow of the IIOA” and have the right to free memberships in the IIOA.
§8 Obligations. The Fellows have the obligation to further promote the development and to advocate the proper application of input-output analysis, broadly defined.
REVISED BYLAWS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE INTERNATIONAL INPUT-OUTPUT ASSOCIATION AS APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL ON 10 JULY 2008
§1. Role of the Council
According to §13 of the Statutes the Council is the governing body of the International Input-Output Association, In particular, §13 notes that Council has the following responsibilities:
- takes the basic decisions on the activities of the Association.
- appoints the Association’s Secretary and the Treasurer.
- approves the annual report of the management and the proposed financial budget and prepares the report to the General Assembly.
- decides all scientific matters of the Association. The Council shall, in particular, plan and organize all scientific conferences held by the Association.
- appoints the Editor (and (a) Co-Editor(s), if desired) and the members of the Editorial Board.
- decides upon the granting of aid for scientists and the award of scientific prizes.
- may install working groups or similar task forces for certain tasks or projects.
- has the right to invite non-members to the meetings and events organized by the Association. It shall also have the right to pass on published material to non-members if this seems suitable.
- decides on the suspension of Members, of Members named by institutional members, and on the appointment and termination of honorary membership.
- shall appoint a substitute Auditor, whose office period lasts until the next General Assembly, if one resigns from office.
- can give orders to the Management on single cases as well as in general for the running of the Association.
- decides on its Bylaws.
§2. Official language
English shall be the working language of the Council. The Council shall strive to accommodate any Association member who is obliged to submit a document in any language other than English.
§3. Decision Rules of the Council
According to §12 of the Statutes, the Council has a quorum if more that 50% of its members are present, the President or one of the two Vice-Presidents must be present. Decisions are taken by simple majority. In case of a draw, the vote of the President determines the result. Council decisions shall generally be made via face- to-face meeting procedures. Urgent decisions and Council elections can be made via written procedure. Council meetings will generally take place during Association conferences.
§4. Composition and Role of the Executive Committee
- The Executive Committee shall be composed of the President, the two Vice-Presidents and the Management, which consists of the Secretary and the Treasurer.
- The President and two Vice-Presidents shall be nominated and subsequently elected by Council whenever new members are elected by Association Members to Council. This vote may be taken by written procedure (e.g., e-mail).
- Under certain conditions the Executive Committee can make decisions on behalf of Council.
(a) The Executive Committee shall assist Management as required in making day-to-day business operating decisions.
(b) The Executive Committee must clearly mark issues as “urgent” before it puts them to Council for a vote by written procedure.
To make its work more efficient, the Council may establish subcommittees to prepare information for Council decisions and to carry out activities within the responsibility of the Council. Subcommittees may include a minority of ad hoc members of the Association.
§6. Role of the President
According to §11(11) of the Statutes of the International Input-Output Association, the Council appoints the President to a three-year term after each general election. Also, §12 of the Statutes states that the President convenes and chairs the Council. Also §9(6) of the Statutes states that the President chairs the General Assembly.
- With assistance of Management, the President shall set the agenda for Council meetings.
- With assistance of Management, the President shall set the agenda for General Assembly meetings. The agenda for these sessions shall be approved by Council prior to the pertinent General Assembly Meetings.
§7. Role of Vice Presidents
According to§9(6) of the Statutes, the oldest Vice President shall chair the General Assembly in the absence of the President. The same Vice President shall also chair Council meetings in the President’s absence as per §9(6) of the Statutes. §3 of the Bylaws places Vice Presidents on the Executive Committee.
§8. Journal Management
According to §13(5) of the Statutes, the Council shall appoint the Editor (and (a) Co-Editor(s), if desired) and shall appoint and retire members of the Editorial Board.
- The Council decides who among the Council Members shall carry out negotiations with the publishing house.
- The Editor (and (a) Co-editor(s)) shall serve for a period of five years and can be reappointed.
- The Council shall decide upon retirements and additions to the Editorial Board based on proposals by the Editor.
According to §13(4) of the Statutes, the Council is responsible for planning and organizing the Association’s scientific conferences. Also §13(6) of the Statutes states that the Council shall decide upon the granting of aid for scientists.
- Organisation of international conferences
In order to promote the advancement of knowledge relating to input-output analysis, the Council shall organise International Input-Output Conferences. The Council shall decide on the place and the date and appoint a chairperson of a programme committee and a chairperson responsible for the local organisation.
- Other conferences
In addition to conferences organised by the Association itself, the Council may decide to support with financial and/or technical aid regional input-output conferences or conferences in related fields.
- Travel funds
In order to promote participation at Conferences by special groups, the Association may decide to provide travel grants. The Council shall set the rules for travel grants, including the number of grants to be provided, and appoint the members of the Travel Funds Committee.
§10. Honorary Members
The Council may appoint and dismiss Fellows. Fellows are Members who receive benefits of membership to the Association at no cost. The Council decides the nature of the achievements, the selection and election of candidates, and the operation of the assembly of Fellows. Details are given in the “Bylaws on Fellows.”
§11. Prizes and Award
According to §13(6) of the Statutes, the Council can grant scientific prizes.
The Council decides the rules for awarding the prizes and the value of the prizes. Council shall appoint members of the prize committees, which shall have the sole charge of deciding among possible candidates for the prizes.
Further details about the nature of the achievements, the selection and election of candidates, and the operation of the prize committees are given in a set of Prizes Bylaws.
§12. Promotion of Membership
To promote the objectives of the Association, the Council takes appropriate measures to make the activities of the Association known to all scientists working in the field of input-output analysis and related areas and to invite them to become members of the Association.
The Council will also approach institutions and invite them to become institutional members of the IIOA.
§13. Modification of the Bylaws
According to Statute §12(12), Council may revise or modify these Bylaws. Bylaws can only be changed with a two-thirds majority of all members present when such a proposal is placed on the Agenda, assuming quorum is in attendance (see §3 above). Before being called to a vote, any and all proposed changes to the Bylaws must be consistent with the Statutes of the International Input-Output Association.