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UC Davis hosts the 2018 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, June 21-24

UC Davis Economics is honored to host the 2018 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, to be held on campus from Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24.

With over 700 elected fellows, The Econometric Society is the preeminent international association of academic economists. The Society publishes Econometrica, the foremost journal for economic and econometric theory, and organizes scientific meetings in six regions of the world, attended by top academics in all areas of economic thought.

This year's conference will bring to campus 489 researchers—ranging from established scholars to early-career academics and PhD students—who will present a total of 405 contributed papers. These were selected from over 1,100 submissions, almost half of which were sent by researchers from outside the United States.

Three plenary lectures will be given at the meeting. Professor Xavier Vives (IESE Business School) will deliver the Walras-Bowley Lecture—held this year in memory of Martine Quinzii, Econometric Society Fellow and UC Davis Professor Emerita, who passed away earlier this year. Professor Ellen McGrattan (Minnesota) will deliver the Cowles Lecture. Professor Susan Athey (Stanford) will deliver a University of California Lecture on the application of machine-learning techniques to causal inference and policy evaluation. Our own Distinguished Professor Robert Feenstra, who was elected to the Econometric Society last year, will deliver a keynote lecture, as will 15 other eminent academic speakers invited from across North America.

Our department was chosen to host this year’s Summer Meeting through a competitive process. Recent hosts include Brown, Minnesota, Duke, Carnegie-Mellon, Boston University, Washington University in St. Louis, Northwestern, USC, and the University of Pennsylvania.