The Seattle-Vancouver Econometrics Conference (SVeC) is an annual conference among econometricians at the University of Washington in Seattle, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The three universities take turns to organize it with the next one to be hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle on October 7, 2017. The conference was started in 2014 with UW hosting, SFU hosted in 2015 and UBC hosted in 2016.
This year’s conference will feature two distinctive speakers:
Professor Guido Imbens is Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. After graduating from Brown University Guido taught at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He joined the GSB in 2012. Professor Imbens specializes in econometrics, and in particular methods for drawing causal inferences. Guido Imbens is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as the associate editor of Econometrica, the Journal of Econometrics, and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics,and has served on the Organizing Committee for the Econometric Society. In addition, he has served as Foreign Editor of the Review of Economic Studies.
Professor Tong Li is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. His primary research and teaching interests are microeconometrics with a focus on identification and inference of econometric models with latent variables, and game-theoretic models. He also studies dynamic/nonlinear panel data analysis, and empirical microeconomics with a focus on empirical analysis of strategic behavior of agents with asymmetric information. His work has been published in general interest journals and top field journals. He has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Econometric Methods, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.