Faculty and invited speakers present current econometrics and statistics research, with particular emphasis on methods and applications relating to business and economic problems. Meetings are open to all interested faculty and MBA and PhD students.

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When possible, links to the workshop papers are posted to this page for printing. Occasionally, speakers opt not to circulate their papers. Therefore, the link will be unavailable.

Spring 2022


Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Thursday, March 31, 2022 1:20 p.m. CT  Harper 3B Nonparametric Conditional Local Independence Testing  Niels Richard Hansen University of Copenhagen 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:20 p.m. CT Harper 3B

Bayes in the Extremes

Various Papers on topic can be found here

Surya Tokdar
Duke University
Thursday, April 14, 2022 1:20 p.m. CT Harper 3B Inference with Many Weak Instruments Anna Mikusheva
Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:20 p.m. CT  Harper 3B

Estimating the Long-Term Effects of Novel Treatments

Additional Paper:

Double/Debiased Machine Learning for Dynamic Treatment Effects via g-Estimation

Vasilis Syrgkanis Microsoft
Thursday, April 28, 2022 1:20 p.m. CT Harper 3B Bridging Factor and Sparse Models  Ricardo Masini Princeton University 
Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:20 p.m. CT Harper 3B

Instrumental Variables in Sparse and Underidentified Settings

Paper on sparsity: Identifiability of Sparse Causal Effects using Instrumental Variables

Papers on distributional robustness:

Distributional Robustness of K-class Estimators and the PULSE

A Causal Framework for Distribution Generalization

Jonas Peters University of Copenhagen 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:20 p.m. CT Harper 3B Reducibility and Statistical-Computational Gaps from Secret Leakage Guy Bresler MIT 
Thursday, May 19, 2022 1:20 p.m. CT Harper 3B

Kac's Random Walk and Related Gibbs Samplers: Mixing Times and Applications

Associated Papers:

Kac's Walk on n-Sphere Mixes in log n Steps

Fast and Memory-optimal Dimension Reduction using Kac's Walk

Natesh Pillai Harvard University 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 1:20 p.m. CT Harper 3B On the Real-Time Predictive Content of Financial Conditions Indices for Growth Michael McCracken Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis 
Thursday, June 2, 2022 1:20 p.m. CT Harper 3B  Adaptive Normalization for IPW Estimation Johan Ugander Stanford