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LSU Economics-Hosted Econometrics Conference a Success

04/20/2012 11:12 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Department of Economics successfully hosted the 11th Advances in Econometrics Conference in February at the Cook Hotel.


The work of Jerry Hausman, a long-time faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was the main focus of the conference. In 1978, Hausman published a paper titled “Specification Tests in Econometrics,” which has become one of the most influential and well-cited pieces in economic research. Additionally, the Hausman Test is a universally known test drawn from his research that compares the results of alternative methodologies.


Contributors to the conference, which included some of Hausman’s former graduate students, presented research relevant to his work. Papers presented at the conference represented a sample of those to be published in Volume 29 of the Advances in Econometrics series, titled “Essays in Honor of Jerry Hausman.” The volume is scheduled to be published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited in 2013.


The conference also featured econometricians from universities in Belgium, Italy, Norway, Great Britain and the U.S., including University of Illinois, Indiana University, MIT, University of Maryland, Stanford University, Oklahoma State University, Syracuse University, Washington State University and LSU.


The event was sponsored by the LSU Department of Economics, as well as LSU’s Division of Economic Development, the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness and the Real Estate Research Center.
Professors Carter Hill of LSU, Thomas Fomby of SMU and Ivan Jeliazkov of the University of California-Irvine are the senior editors of the Advances in Econometrics series. The editors of the upcoming volume are Badi Baltagi of Syracuse University, Halbert White of the University of California-San Diego, Whitney Newey of MIT and Hill of LSU.


The purpose of the Advances in Econometrics Conference is to bring together authors of papers, a small and highly regarded collection of scholars, for discussion, debate and feedback on a specific topic in econometrics.


For more information on the conference, contact Hill at 225-578-1490, or visit

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