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2008 International Workshop on Empirical Economics


2009-6-24 9:25:20
Time: May 17 – May 18, 2008
Organized by
School of Economics and Institute for Advanced Research
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), Shanghai, China
Address: 111 Wuchuan Road, Building of School of Economics, SUFE
    The workshop will provide a forum for economists from China and all over the world to exchange their ideas and methods of empirical studies, and it is hopeful to facilitate economic researches in China. The working language of the workshop will be English.
Keynote Speakers and Papers:
Richard Burkhauser, Cornell University
The Effectiveness of Minimum Wage Increases in Reducing Poverty: Past, Present, and Future
John N. Dinardo, University of Michigan
Constructive Proposals for Dealing with Attrition: An Empirical Example
Peter Gottschalk, Boston College
Are Earnings Inequality and Mobility Overstated? The Impact of Non-Classical Measurement Error
Michael Hurd, RAND Center for the Study of Aging
The Retirement-Consumption Puzzle: Actual Spending Change in Pane Data
Gan Li, Texas A&M University
An Empirical Study of the Credit Market with Unobserved Consumer Types
Bruce Meyer, Chicago University
Disability, Earnings, Income and Consumption
The workshop also offers two supplemental short courses:
1. May 14 - May 16, Michael Hurd, “The Life-Cycle Model of Consumption: Theory and Empirical Findings in the Older Population’
2. May 21- May 22, Bruce Meyer, “Econometrics of Natural Experiments”
For better organization, participants are required to register with Tracy Shen at by May 12, 2008. There is no registration fee and you are responsible for your own accommodation.
For more information about the workshop, please visit the school website: