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Economists from US, abroad convening on Lawrence campus

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

LAWRENCE — The Chinese Economist Society (CES) North America Conference, together with the 2019 Kansas Econometrics Workshop, will be April 6-7 at the University of Kansas.

The Department of Economics is host of the gathering, which is organized by Professor of Economics Zongwu Cai, the CES president.

The conference is expected to attract specialists in econometrics, macroeconomics and financial economics. More than 150 students and faculty have registered to participate and present, with distinguished speakers including KU's William Barnett, Xiaohong Chen of Yale University, Jerry Hausman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cheng Hsiao of the University of Southern California and Guofu Zhou of Washington University in St. Louis.

The conference will include a special event honoring the late Shu Wu from 8:15-9 a.m. Saturday, April 6, in 3139 Wescoe Hall. Wu, a KU professor of economics and associate chair of the department, died in May 2018. Wu was also a member of the CES board of directors.

More information about the conference, including a schedule of events, is available online.