Elie Tamer of Northwestern University. Mr. Tamer’s accomplishments include the Zellner Thesis Award, 2000, Best Ph.D. Thesis in Econometrics for the years 1998 – 1999 awarded by the Business and Economic Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association. His published works include, “Estimation and Confidence Regions for Parameter Sets in Econometric Models,” with V. Chernozhukov and H. Hong, Econometrica, Vol 75. No. 5, 2007, pp. 1243-1284.
Zvi Eckstein, of Tel Aviv University. Mr. Eckstein’s awards include the Walras-Bowely Lecture, The Econometric Society North America Summer Meetings, Pittsburgh, US, June 19, 2008. His published works include “Labor Mobility of Immigrants: Training, Experience, Language and Opportunities”, International Economic Review, Vol. 49, No. 3, August 2008, pp. 837-872.
• Jean-Pierre Florens, of University Toulouse I. Mr. Florens’ accomplishments include 2002 Senior Member of Institut Universitaire de France. His published works include “Approximation of Bayesian Nash Equilibrium”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, vol. 23, n. 7, November 2008, p. 965-981. doi:10.1002/jae.1040. (with Olivier Armantier and Jean-François Richard).
• Costas Meghir, of University College London. Mr. Meghir’s credentials include Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Econometric Society, co-editor of Econometrica, co-Director ESRC Research Centre at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. His published works include “Dynamic models of employment using firm level data”, (with Machin and Manning), IFS Discussion Paper 91/10, in J.C. van Ours, G. Pfann and G. Ridder (eds.) Labour Demand and Equilibrium Wage Formation. (North Holland).
Jean-Marc Robin, Professor of Economics at the Department of Economic Sciences Po, Université Paris 1, and University College London, and this year’s program chair. Mr. Robin has published his work in The Econometrics Journal in preparation for this year’s event. His other stylised published works include, “Microeconometric Search‐Matching Models and Matched Employer‐Employee Data,” (with Postel-Vinay) in The Proceedings of the 9th World Congress of the Econometric Society, edited by Richard Blundell, Whitney Newey, and Torsten Persson, Cambridge University Press.