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Info-Metrics Institute | Workshop, Fall 2009

Information Theoretic Estimation and Data Analysis: State of the Science and New Directions

Infometrics Workshop at American University

Inaugural Workshop Objectives

The objectives of this workshop are to lay out the basics of Info-Metrics, study the state of Information-Theoretic estimation and data analysis and present a host of potential applications where these methods may be a way to resolve some open questions and/or where Info-Metrics may serve as a complementary way for understanding the data. Among the applications discussed within the social sciences are Finance and Risk Management, Applied IO, and Applied Welfare analysis. Applications and data problems within the natural sciences will be discussed as well.

Program Committee

Dennis Glennon (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Amos Golan (American U.), Chair
Maria Heracleous (American U.)
Esfandiar (Essie) Maasoumi (Emory U.)

Confirmed Speakers and Discussants

Ariel Caticha (SUNY Albany)
Dennis Glennon (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Amos Golan (A. University)
Nicholas Kiefer (Cornell)
Yuichi Kitamura (Yale)
Robin Lumsdaine (Americann U),
Esfandiar (Essie) Maasoumi (Emory U)
Ariel Pakes (Harvard)
Jeffrey M. Perloff (UC Berkeley)
Eric Renault (UNC)
Peter M. Robinson (London School of Econ)
Richard Scheines (Carnegie Mellon University)
Teddy Seidenfeld (Carnegie Mellon)
Michael Stutzer (U Colorado)
Arnold Zellner (U Chicago)

Reception Speaker: Mark Levonian, Senior Deputy Comptroller