3rd Annual DC-MD-VA Econometrics Workshop

The Georgetown Center for Economic Research is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual DC-MD-VA Econometrics Workshop will be held at Georgetown University on Saturday September 17, 2022. This is the first in-person installment of an annual event that was launched in 2020 by the DC-MD-VA Econometrics community (GU, GWU, JHU, and UVA). The workshop, held annually on the third Saturday in September, is meant to gather faculty and graduate students working in Econometrics for a one-day event. The first DC-MD-VA Econometrics Workshop was organized by Johns Hopkins (JHU) and took place on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The second workshop was organized by the University of Virginia (UVA) and took place on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Due to the COVID pandemic, the first two workshops took place online. The GU econometrics group at GCER is hosting the third DC-MD-VA Econometrics Workshop this year.


Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Fisher Colloquium, MSB, Georgetown University


Paper Submission: Friday, September 2, 2022
Please click here to submit your paper for consideration.

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2022.
Please click here to register.

Faculty and graduate students in their 4th year or higher are invited to present their works. Similar to the previous two workshops, we expect to have around 9 presentations in the program, each lasting about 30 minutes. Continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks are provided to all the conference participants. Graduate students are  invited to participate irrespective of their year in the program. Dinner is provided to all the presenters and faculty participating in the conference. We are unable to cover travel or accommodations.


Parking for the conference participants is available in the campus Southwest Garage.


3rd Annual DC-MD-VA Econometrics Workshop
Georgetown University, September 17th, 2022

Sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Economic Research (GCER)
Location: Fisher Colloquium, Hariri Building (McDonough School of Business)

9:30-10:00 AM Conference Welcome/Coffee served at the Hariri Pavilion tent adjacent
to the Hariri Building

Session 1 Session Chair: Alexandre Poirier, Georgetown University

10:00-10:40 AM Estimating Heterogeneous Worker Complementarity in Teams:
Evidence from Real Estate Sales Teams
Yan Xu (Virginia Tech)
Mandy Hu (CUHK)
Junhong Chu (HKU)
Andrew T. Ching (Johns Hopkins)

10:40-11:20 AM Efficient Peer Effects Estimators with Group Effects
Guido Kuersteiner (U of Maryland)
Ingmar Prucha (U of Maryland)
Ying Zeng (Xiamen University)

11:20 AM-12:00 PM Gender and Racial Disparities in Altruism in Social Networks
Chih-Sheng Hsieh (National Taiwan University)
Xu Lin (Virginia Tech)

12:00-1:30 PM Lunch served at the Hariri Pavilion tent adjacent to the Hariri Building

Session 2 Session Chair: Minsu Chang, Georgetown University

1:30-2:10 PM Identifying Monetary Policy Shocks: A Natural Language Approach
Boragan Aruoba (U of Maryland)
Thomas Drechsel (U of Maryland)

2:10-2:50 PM Selecting the Relevant Variables for Factor Estimation in FAVAR Models
John Chao (U of Maryland)
Norman R. Swanson (Rutgers)

2:50-3:20 PM Break/Coffee served at the Hariri Pavilion tent adjacent to the Hariri


Session 3 Session Chair: John Rust, Georgetown University

3:20-4:00 PM What Can We Learn from Postsecondary Choices in the NLSY97? An Analysis of the Heterogeneous Value of Four- and Two-year programs.
Alejandra Montoya-Agudelo (U of Maryland)

4:00-4:40 PM Bounding Omitted Variable Bias Using Auxiliary Data with an Application to
Estimate Neighborhood Effects

Yujung Hwang (Johns Hopkins)

4:40-5:20 PM Assessing Omitted Variable Bias when the Controls are Endogenous
Paul Diegert (Duke)
Matthew Masten (Duke)
Alexandre Poirier (Georgetown)

6:00 PM Dinner (Faculty and Presenters only)

Past Events

Non-Standard Methods Mini-Conference (2019)