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.

We have decided that, in accordance with university guidance, and out of concern for our community and guest speakers, we will be hosting our Spring Quarter speaker series virtually.

The health and well-being of the UChicago community and our guests is our top priority, and we appreciate your understanding as we take steps to minimize the risk to the university community. We will post updated information to this page as it becomes available. Please note that the Zoom links for each week will be sent out via the listserv. See below for further information.

Please contact Megan Jennings Quist to be added to the listserv for weekly updates.

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.

Autumn 2021


Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Monday, January 24, 2022 12:00 p.m. CT HC C01 Designing Representative and Balanced Experiments by Local Randomization Max Cytrynbaum MIT
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 12:00 p.m. CT HC C01 The Lifecycle of Statistical Objects: Failure Detection, Identification, and Refitting

Alnur Ali

Virtual Presenter

Stanford University
Thursday,January 27, 2022 12:00 p.m. CT HC C01 Thresholding and graphical local Whittle estimation

Marie Duker

Virtual Presenter

Cornell University
Monday, January 31, 2022 12:00 p.m. CT HC C01 Survival Analysis via Ordinary Differential Equations Weijing Tang  University of Michigan 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 12:00 p.m. CT HC C01

Topic: Learning with (Bandit) Feedback from Strategic Agents

Paper: Online Learning Demands in Max-min Fairness

Kirthevasan Kandasamy  University of California, Berkeley
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 12:00 p.m. CT HC C01 Nikolaos Ignatiadis  Stanford University
Monday, February 7, 2022 12:00 p.m. CT HC C01

Topic: What Can Conformal Inference Offer to Statistics?

Papers: Conformal Inference of Counterfactuals and Individual Treatment Effects

Conformalized Survival Analysis

Testing for Outliers with Conformal p-values

Distribution-Free, Risk-Controlling Prediction Sets

Learn then Test: Calibrating Predictive Algorithms to Achieve Risk Control

Lihua Lei 

Virtual Presenter

Stanford University
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:00 p.m. CT HC C03 Learning Strategies in Decentralized Matching Markets under Uncertain Preferences Xiaowu Dai University of California, Berkeley
Thursday,February 10, 2022 12:00 p.m. CT HC C01   Nabarun Deb  Columbia University