Econometrics Lunch Seminar

Faculty members with a seminar speaker and guests.Venue: Zoom
Day: Friday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

The Econometrics Seminar is organized by Yoonseok Lee and Yulong Wang. Topics will include theoretical and applied econometrics, with speakers from SU and other universities. Speakers will discuss their own work or important recent contributions to econometrics. .

To be added to the email list for this seminar, or have any questions about attendance please contact Emily O'Brien (

To present a paper, please contact Yoonseok Lee ( or Yulong Wang (

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

Date   Speaker and Institution  Title  

 October 2

Wayne Gao

(University of Pennsylvania)

"Two-Stage Maximum Score Estimator"   

 October 16

Harold Chiang

(UW Madison)

"Many Average Partial Effects: with an Application to Text Regression"

 October 23 

Guanyu Liu


 October 30

Wenzhen Lin (Syracuse)

and Zhe He (Syracuse) 

 November 13

Yuya Sasaki




Fall 2019

Fall 2019

Date   Speaker and Institution  Title  
 September 6

Sudipta Sarangi

(Virginia Tech)

      "Network Formation with Multigraphs and Strategic Complementarities"
September 20

Amos Golan

(American University)

"Info-Metrics for Modeling and Inference"

 October 11

 Christoph Breunig

(Emory University)

 "Simple, Adaptive, Rate-Optimal Testing in Instrumental Variables Models"

October 25 

Zhongjun Qu

(Boston University)

"Sieve Estimation of Option-Implied State Price Density"

November 1

Jun Cai

(Syracuse University)

"Panel Nonparametric Identification and Estimation of Conditional Heteroskedastic Frontiers"

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Date   Speaker and Institution  Title  
 March 1

Yuan Liao

(Rutgers University) 

"Inference for Heterogeneous Effects Using Low Rank Estimations"
 March 22

Dukpa Kim

(Korea University; visiting Boston University) 

"Tests of Block Zero Restrictions in Common Factor Models"

(co-authored with Chirok Han)

 March 29

 Jun Cai

(Syracuse University)

 "Density Deconvolution with Laplace Errors and Unknown Variance"
 April 5

Maximilian Kasy

(Harvard University)

"Adaptive experiments for policy choice"

 April 12 - April 14 NY Camp Econometrics   
 April 26

Ivan Fernandez-Val

(Boston University) 

 "Distribution Regression with Sample Selection, with an Application to Wage Decompositions in the UK"

Fall 2018

Fall 2018

Date   Speaker and Institution  Title  
 September 21

 Michal Kolesar

(Princeton University)

 "Sensitivity Analysis using Approximate Moment Condition Models"
 September 28

Pedro Sant'Anna

(Vanderbilt University)

 “Difference-in-Differences With Multiple Time Periods and an Application on the Minimum Wage and Employment"
 November 2

 Dahae Choo, Guanyu Liu & Yi Yang

(Syracuse University)

Yi Yang: “Mode of Technical Inefficiency in Parametric Stochastic Frontier Model”

Dahae Choo: “The cash transfer and fertility decision in South Korea”

Guanyu Liu: "Evaluating the economic impact of conflict: A counterfactual analysis of Ukraine"

November 7


Alexis Akira Toda

(University of California at San Diego)

"Geometrically Stopped Markovian Random Growth Processes and Pareto Tails"

 November 16


 Yuan Liao

(Rutgers University)


November 30

Ingmar Prucha

(University of Maryland)

"Simultaneous Equations Models with Higher-Order Spatial or Social Network Interactions"


Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Date   Speaker and Institution  Title  
March 2   Ying-Ying Lee
(UC Irvine)  
March 30   Bo E. Honoré
(Princeton University)  
“Selection Without Exclusion”
(co-authored with Luojia Hu)    
April 6 - 8   Camp Econometrics XIII
(Saratoga Springs, NY)   
   Zhijie Xiao
(Boston College)  
April 20 Tim Christensen
"Counterfactual Sensitivity and Robustness"

Fall 2017

Fall 2017

Date  Speaker and Institution   Title  
September 15   John Jones
(Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond) 
"An Estimated Structural Model of Entrepreneurial Behavior"
(co-authored with Sangeeta Pratap)
September 22  Frank DiTraglia
(University of Pennsylvania)  
"Mis-classified, Binary, Endogenous Regressors: Identification and Inference"
(co-authored with Camilo Garcia-Jimeno) 
November 10
426 Eggers Hall 
Chris Parmeter
(University of Miami) 
“Calculating the Number of Parameters 
in Multivariate Local Polynomial Regression”
(co-authored with Nadine McCloud)  
December 1   Jun Cai
(Syracuse University) 
"Deconvolution with Laplacian Error and Unknown Scale" 

Spring 2017

Spring 2017

Date  Speaker and Institution  Title 
February 17  Myung Hwan Seo 
(Seoul National University) 
"Local M-estimation with Discontinuous Criterion 
for Dependent and Limited Observations" 
(co-authored with Taisuke Otsu) 
February 28
3:30-5:00 p.m. 
Jeremy Fox 
(Rice University) 
"Heterogenous Production Functions, Panel Data, and Productivity Dispersion" 
(co-authored with Vitor Hadad, Stefan Hoderlein, Amil Petrin, and Bob Sherman) 
March 24   Hyunseok Jung 
(Syracuse University) 
"Adaptive lasso estimation of a zero inefficiency stochastic frontier 
(ZISF) panel data model" 
April 7 - 9   Camp Econometrics XII
(Lake Placid, NY)  
May 5   Yoon-Jae Whang 
(Seoul National Univ.; visiting Yale Univ.) 
"Inference on Distribution Functions under Measurement Error"
(co-authored with Karun Adusumilli and Taisuke Otsu) 

Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Date  Speaker and Institution  Title 
July 28  
 Jaewoo Oh 
(Syracuse University) 
 "Misspecified Recovery or Recovery of the Long-term Risk: Evidences from the Gaussian Affine Term Structure" 
Wednesday October 5 
1:30-3:30 p.m.  
Jeff S. Racine 
(McMaster University)  
October 14  Youngki Shin 
 (University of Technology Sydney) 
"Oracle Estimation of a Change Point in High Dimensional Quantile Regression” 

Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Date  Speaker and Institution  Title 
April 1  Joris Pinkse 
(Penn State) 
"Counterfactual Prediction in Complete Information Games: 
Point Prediction under Partial Identification" 
(by Sung Jae Jun and Joris Pinkse) 
 April 8 -10   Camp Econometrics   
April 15  Jean-Marie Dufour 
(McGill University) 
"Rank-Robust Wald-Type Tests: A Regularization Approach"  
April, 20 
12:15-1:45 p.m. 
Victor Aguirregabiria 
(University of Toronto) 
(Joint with Applied Micro Seminar) 
"Estimating the Effects of Deregulation in the Ontario Alcohol Retail Market,"  

Fall 2015

Fall 2015

Date  Speaker and Institution  Title  
September 3 
 Kei Hirano 
(University of Arizona) 
"Forecasting with Model Uncertainty: Representations and Risk Reduction" 
September 25   Jae Woo Oh 
(Syracuse University) 
 "On the Over-Detection Probability of the Number of Factors" 
October 2   Shulin Shen 
(Syracuse University) 
 "Diffusion Index Forecasts and Factor-Augmented Regressions in Nonstationary Time Series" 
October 23  Antonio F. Galvao 
(University of Iowa) 
"Measurement Errors in Quantile Regression Models" 
October 30   Fa Wang 
(Syracuse University) 
 "Estimating and testing high dimensional factor models with multiple changes" 
November 6  Ismael Mourifié  
(University of Toronto) 
"Sharp Instrumental Inequalities: Testing IV independence assumption" 
November 20   Bin Peng 
(Syracuse University) 
"Testing Cross-Sectional Dependence in Large Panel Data Models 
with Serial Correlation"