Saturday, Feb 23 12:45 Introductory Remarks Robin Sickles - Rice U 1:00 Keynote Address:
"Nonstationary Nonlinearity: An Outlook for New Opportunities."
Joon Park-Rice U 2:00 "Consistent Model Specification Tests with Mixed Discrete and Continuous Variables" Qi Li - TAMU 2:30 "Estimating labor supply under piecewise budget constraints with measurement error" Li Gan - UT Austin 3:00 " Language-Skill Complementarity" Eli Berman - Rice U, BU, NBER
3:30-4:00 Break 4:00 "Long-Run Labor Market Effects of the Japanese-American Internment During World War II
Aimee Chin - U of Houston 4:30 "Some Genericity Analyses in Semi-Nonparametric Econometrics Max Stinchcombe - UT Austin 5:00 "Identification and Inference in Nonlinear Difference-In-Differences Models"
Guido Imbens - UC Berkeley 5:30 "Panel unit root tests in the presence of cross-sectional dependency and heterogeneity"
Yoosoon Chang - Rice U,
Wonho Song - Rice U
7:00-9:00 Dinner 9:00 Conference entertainment Sunday, Feb. 24 8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast 9:00 "State of the art Unit Root Tests and the PPP Puzzle," Claude Lopez - U of Houston, Chris Murray - U of Houston, David Papell - U of Houston 9:30 "Long term PPP and Short Memory in Mean" Mahmoud El-Gamal -Rice U, Deockhyun Ryu - Rice U 10:00
"Testing cost differences among US hospitals across ownership types" Paul W. Wilson - UT Austin 10:30 "Do State Borders Matter for U. S. Intranational Trade? The Role of History and Internal Migration"
Thomas Osang -SMU
Jeff Racine -USF
11.00 "The Study of the Effects of Language on Immigration" Jim Wollscheid - SMU 11:45-1:00 Lunch 1:00 "Growth and Convergence"
Esfandiar Maasoumi -SMU
Jeff Racine - USF
2:00 "Spatial Panels"
Badi Baltagi - TAMU 2:30 "Empirical Likelihood Estimation and Consistent Tests with
Conditional Moment Restrictions"
Stephen Donald -UT Austin,
Guido Imbens -UC Berkeley
3:00 Conference ends