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Conference and Workshop Archive

Past Workshops

Fall 2014 Graduate Student Fellows Workshop

The First Annual Meeting of the Info-Metrics Institute Graduate Students Fellows and Advisors

Friday, December 19, 2014, at America University, Washington DC

Fall 2014 Conference: Recent Innovations in Info-Metrics

Fall 2014 Conference Proceedings, with presenters' materials

Fall 2013 Workshop: Information, Instability and Fragility in Networks: Methods and Applications

Fall 2013 Conference Proceedings, with presenters' materials

Program Page/Papers

Go to Fall 2013 Conference page

Spring 2013 Workshop: Philosophy of Information

Spring 2013 Workshop Proceedings, with presenters' materials

Program Page/Papers

Go to Spring 2013 Workshop page

Fall 2012 Workshop: Info-Metrics and Nonparametric Inference

Fall 2012 Workshop Proceedings, with presenters' materials

Program Page/Papers

Go to Fall 2012 Workshop page

Spring 2012 Conference: Information and Econometrics of Networks

Spring 2012 Workshop Proceedings, with presenters' materials

Program Page/Papers

Go to Spring 2012 Conference page

Fall (November) 2011 Workshop: Information Theory and Shrinkage Estimation

Program Page/Papers

Go to November 2011 Workshop page

Fall (October) 2011 Workshop: Philosophy of Information

October 2011 Workshop Proceedings, with presenters' materials

Program Page/Papers

Go to October 2011 Workshop page

Spring 2011 Workshop: Info-Metrics Across the Sciences

Spring 2011 Workshop Proceedings, with presenters' materials

Program Page/Papers

Go to Spring 2011 Workshop page

Fall 2010 Conference: Info-Metrics: Theory and Applications in the Social Sciences

Fall 2010 Conference Proceedings, with presenters' materials.

Program Page/Papers

Go to Fall 2010 Conference page

Spring 2010 Workshop: Info-Metrics in the Natural Sciences and Its Implications for the Social Sciences

2010 Workshop Proceedings, with presenters' materials.


Additional Material

Go to 2010 Spring Workshop page

Fall 2009 Workshop: Information Theoretic Estimation and Data Analysis: State of the Science and New Directions

Program Page/Papers

Inaugural Workshop Photos

Go to 2009 Fall Workshop page

Past Seminars

Fall 2015 Seminars

1. Robin Lumsdaine (American University)
September 9, 2015

Title: "The Intrafirm Complexity of Systemically Important Financial Institutions"

2. Min Chen (University of Oxford)
November 4, 2015

Title: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Data Intelligence Processes

Fall 2014 Seminars

1. Amos Golan (American University)
October 1, 2014

Title: " On the Intrinsic Value of Information or Is There an Absolute Value of Information?"

2. Min Chen (University of Oxford)
October 22, 2014

Title: " Myths and Promises of Data Intelligence"

Fall 2013 Seminars

1. Xiaodong Liu (University of Colorado at Boulder)
October 9, 2013
Title: "Identification and Efficient Estimation of Simultaneous Equations Network Models"

2. J. Michael Dunn (Indiana University) (special 2.5 hr. seminar to include discussion)
October 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. (please note different seminar time)
Title: "Logic, Information and Computation"

3. Bahattin Buyuksahin (Bank of Canada and Info-Metrics Institute) (joint with Economics)
November 6, 2013
Title: Financialization of Food Market

Spring 2013 Seminars

1. Aman Ullah (UC Riverside) (joint with Economics)
March 27, 2013
Title: Local Linear GMM Estimation of Functional Coefficient IV Models with an Application to Estimating the Rate of Return to Schooling (Liangjun Su, Irina Murtazashvili, Aman Ullah)

2. Luciano Floridi (U. of Hertfordshire and U. of Oxford)
April 17, 2013
Title: The Design of Political Agents in the Age of Hyperhistory

3. Pieter Adriaans (U. of Amsterdam) (joint with Economics)
April 30, 2013
Title: "Theory of facticity, rethinking the foundations"

Fall 2012 Seminars

1. Robert Rich (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) (joint with Economics)
September 12, 2012
Title: The Measurement and Behavior of Uncertainty: Evidence from the ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters

2. Amos Golan (American U)
October 31, 2012
Title: On the Foundations and Philosophy of Info-Metrics

3. Refik Soyer (GWU)
November 7, 2012
Title: When is Failure Preferable to Survival?

4. Timo Teräsvirta (Aarhus University)
November 28, 2012
Title: Conditional Correlation Models of Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity with Nonstationary GARCH Equations

Spring 2012 Seminars

1. Richard Davis (Columbia U.)
(Monday, April 9, 2012)
Title: Detection of Structural Breaks and Outliers in Time Series

2. Sherman Robinson (IFPRI) - joint with Economics
(Wednesday, April 11)
Title: "Applications of Maximum Entropy Econometrics to Estimation Problems in Developing Countries"

3. Herman K. van Dijk (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Econometrics Department VU University Amsterdam)
(Thursday, April 26)
Title: "Is Simulation based Bayes Procedures for Three 21-st Century Key Research Issues"


Fall 2011 Seminars

Seminars take place in Kreeger 101 at 12 p.m. unless noted otherwise-see Campus Maps.

1. Victor Yakovenko (UMD) - joint with Economics
(Wednesday, September 14)
"Entropy maximization and distributions of money, income, and energy consumption in a market economy"

2. Teddy Seidenfeld (Carnegie Mellon) - joint with Economics
(Wednesday, November 2)
Title: "Bayesian Consensus"

3. Loran Grady Chollete (UiS Business School, Norway) - joint with Economics
(Wednesday, December 7)
Title: "The Market Premium for Dynamic Tail Risk"

Spring 2011 Seminars

1. Amos Golan (American U.) - joint with Economics
(Wednesday, February 16, 2011)
"An Entropic Framework for Modelling Economies"

2. Aman Ullah (UC, Riverside) - joint with Economics
(Wednesday, March 23, 2011)
"Estimation and Forecasting of Dynamic Conditional Covariance: A Semiparametric Multivariate Model"

Companion paper: Nonparametric and Semiparametric Volatility Models: Specification, Estimation, and Testing (Liangjun Su, Aman Ullah, Santosh Mishra)

2. Hashem Pesaran (Cambridge U.) - joint with Economics
(Thursday, March 31, 2011 *at 3 p.m.*)
"On Identification of Bayesian DSGE Models"

Fall 2010 Seminars

1. Ximing Wu (Texas A&M) - joint with Economics
"Semiparametric Estimation of Production Functions with Shape Constraints" (with Robin Sickles)
(Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 12 p.m.)

2. Elvira Sojli and Wing Wah Tham (Erasmus University) - joint with Finance (Kogod) and Economics
"The Impact of Foreign Government Investments: Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments in the U.S."
(Thursday, September 30, 2010, 12:45 - 2 p.m.)
*please note that this seminar is on a Thursday

3. Ramo Gencay (Simon Fraser University)
"Testing Jumps with Wavelets"
(Monday, October 4, 2010, 11 a.m.)
*please note that this seminar is on a Monday

4. Eric Renault (UNC) - joint with Economics
"Generalized Method of Moments with Tail Trimming"
(Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 12 p.m.)

5. Petra Todd (U Penn) - joint with Economics
"Structural Estimation and Policy Evaluation in Developing Countries"
(Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 12 p.m.)

6. Robin Lumsdaine - joint with Economics
(Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 12 p.m.)

Spring 2010 Seminars

1. Jeffrey S. Racine
(January 24-30, 2010)
January 25: "Entropy in Hypothesis Testing: Review and Applications"
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Roper 101
Jeffrey Racine's Seminar Material

2. Anil Bera
(March 20-27, 2010)
March 22: "Spatial Analysis and Entropy"
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kreeger 101

3. Ariel Caticha
(March 27-April 10, 2010)
(Three Seminars)

Seminar notes: Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3

Seminar dates:
March 29: "Quantifying Rational Belief - Probability"
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kreeger 101

April 2: "Updating Probabilities - Entropy"
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Kreeger 101

April 2: "Measuring Distinguishability - Information Geometry"
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Kreeger 101
Note: Lunch will be provided

4. Esfandiar (Essie) Maasoumi
(April 25-30; May 10-14, 2010)
Exact Title and Date TBD

5. Dennis Glennon
February 15: "Estimating Transition Matrices of Rated Syndicated Loans Using an Information-Theoretic Approach"
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Roper 101