26th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group

October 21-22, 2016, Urbana-Champaign

The Second MEG Mentoring Workshop for Junior Female Economists

October 20-21, 2016, Urbana-Champaign

Following the very successful preconference mentoring workshop preceding the 2013 MEG meeting at Indiana University, the 2016 MEG meeting will again feature a mentoring workshop for junior female economists. This preconference workshop will begin with a dinner Thursday evening, October 20, and continue Friday morning with special sessions prior to the opening of the regular conference Friday afternoon.

Day 0

October 20, 2016

6:30-9:00pm Theme for Discussions: Successes and Failures We Had in Academic Job Market
Big Grove Tavern: One Main Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Day 1

October 21, 2016

8:00 -8:40am Breakfast and Introduction of Mentee-Mentor Pair Presenters
Champaign/ Urbana room
8:40-9:40am Mentoring Session I: Time Series Econometrics

Chair: Ana Maria Herrera (University of Kentucky)

  1. Nelslihan Skarya (Ohio State University), A Property of the Hodrick-Prescott Filter and Its Application
    Mentor: Elena Pesavento (Emory University)
  1. Meiyu Li (Simon Fraser University), Tests for Serial Correlation of Unknown Form in Dynamic Least Squares Regression with Wavelets
    Mentor: Cindy S. H. Wang (National Tsing Hua University and Universite Catholique de Louvain)
  1. Yeonwoo Rho (Michigan Technological University), A Self-Normalizing Approach to the Specification Test of Mixed-Frequency Models
    Mentor: Silvia Gonclaves (Western University)

Mentoring Session II: Microeconometrics

Chair: Elena Pesavento (Emory University)

  1. Shu Shen (University of California Davis), Testing for Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in Regression Discontinuity Design
    Mentor: Nese Yildiz (University of Rochester)
  1. Jiaying Gu (University of Toronto), Instrumental Variable Estimation with First-Stage Heterogeneity
    Mentor: Bertille Antoine (Simon Fraser University)
  1. Julia Gonzalez (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): A Nonparametric Density-Based Likelihood Ratio Test for Normality
    Mentor: Anastasia Semykina (Florida State University)


Mentoring Session III: Empirical Economics

Chair: Marcelle Chauvet (University of California Riverside)

  1. Alice Sheehan (University of Alabama): Evaluating the Impact of the Labor Market Conditions Index on Labor Market Forecasts
    Mentor: Ana Maria Herrera (University of Kentucky)
  1. Xinton Wang (Binghamton University): Conscription and Military Service: Do They Result in Violent and Non-Violent Incarcerations and Recidivism?
    Mentor: Xueyan Zhao (Monash University)

  1. Sarah Zubairy (Texas A&M University), Household Debt Overhang and Transmission of Monetary Policy
    Mentor: Marcelle Chauvet (University of California Riverside)
12:00pm End of Mentoring Workshop