13th International Conference

Tuesday-Friday, January 3-6, 2017
hosted by Instituto de Economía Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago
 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the enormous success of the conference. Over 300 economists from 34 countries came together to discuss 291 papers in 94 concurrent sessions. Keynote addresses by WEAI President-Elect Orley Ashenfelter, Nobel Laureate Robert Engle, and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile President Ignacio Sanchez Diaz, plus participation by Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel and Nobel Laureate and WEAI Vice President Daniel McFadden were among the many highlights of the conference.

Santiago

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Venue

Centro de Extensión Pontificia Universidad Católica
Alameda Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 390
Santiago CHILE  8331150

Note: The street name is also referred to as Alameda (Google maps calls it Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins)
 

 

Keynote Addresses

 

Featured Sessions

  • "Applications of Discrete Choice Analysis I," organized by Daniel L. McFadden, WEAI Vice President and recipient of the 2000 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
    • Presenters: Daniel L. McFadden, University of California, Berkeley; Sergio Jara-Díaz, University of Chile; C. Ángelo Guevara, University of Chile; and Carlos Noton, University of Chile
  • "Applications of Discrete Choice Analysis II," organized by Juan de Dios Ortúzar Salas, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
    • Presenters: Luis I. Rizzi, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; Ricardo Hurtubia, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; and Marco Batarce, Diego Portales University
  • Roundtable Discussion: "Globalization and Its Discontents," Moderator Daniel L. McFadden, University of California, Berkeley
    • Panelists: Robert F. Engle, New York University, Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University, and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
       

Allied Societies

WEAI International Conferences regularly include participation by Allied Societies that organize anywhere from just a few sessions to an entire conference including membership and board meetings. Whether your group is long-established or simply part of an emerging specialty, WEAI can help bring your members together and increase your visibility within the discipline. For more information, contact sessions@weai.org.

Sponsoring Organizations

Volunteer Program Participation 

Present a Paper | Deadline August 1, 2016 -- Volunteer submissions are now closed. Sorry! 

Submit the following to WEAI:

  • Abstract including a statement of the research or policy question and the contribution of the paper to it; as well as method(s), model(s), and relevant data if applicable; paper title; and paper topic area (three appropriate codes from the JEL Classification System).
  • Paper presenter's name, professional affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, academic degrees held; same information for coauthors.
  • Paper submission and registration are both included in a single participation fee due at the time of submission. Before November 1, discounted early bird participation fee is US$355 for WEAI members, US$425 for non-members (or join now and save!), and US$200 for students. 

Cancellations: Paper submission portion of participation fee (US$75) is non-refundable if paper is accepted. Before October 15, 50% of the registration portion of fee is refundable. After October 15, the entire fee is non-refundable due to the high administrative cost of reorganizing the affected sessions and participants.

Discounts: WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees (discount issued as a credit after all fees have been paid).

      

Discuss a Paper or Chair a Session | Deadline August 1, 2016 -- Volunteer submissions are now closed. Sorry! 

Discuss a paper and give others the benefits of your expertise. Discussants are needed in all topic areas. Chair a session and foster the exchange of ideas. 
 

Organized Session Participation 

Organize a Session | Review the Session Organizer Guidelines

Sessions in all areas of economics are welcome.

Members may organize their own sessions. Participation fees are lower for all papers in organized sessions (no paper submission fee applies). WEAI members who are affiliated with a WEAI Institutional Member, and who organize a session, receive complimentary conference registration. For more information, read the Guidelines for Conference Session Organizers. For more information or to submit a session, contact sessions@weai.org.

 

Registration

Registration fees for the 2017 Santiago conference are as follows (these apply to attendees NOT presenting a volunteer paper):

  • US$280 for members (add $45 after November 1, 2016)
  • US$350 for non-members (add $45 after November 1, 2016)
  • US$125 for students (add $45 after November 1, 2016)

Cancellations: Before October 15, 50% of the registration fee is refundable. After October 15, the entire fee is non-refundable.

Discounts: WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees (discount issued as a credit after all fees have been paid).
 

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, January 3 

12:00 n – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
1:00 – 2:15 pm  Welcome and Opening Address by Claudio Sapelli, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, titled “How to Evaluate Trends in Social Indicators: The Chile Case”
2:15 – 2:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
6:45 – 8:00 pm  Welcome Reception

 

Wednesday, January 4

8:00 am – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 12:00 pm  Keynote Address by Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University
12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 4:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions

 

Thursday, January 5

8:00 am – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30– 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 12:00 pm  Keynote Address by Robert F. Engle, New York University Stern School of Business
12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 4:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
6:45 – 9:00 pm  Participants Dinner (keynote address by Ignacio Sánchez Díaz, President, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

 

Friday, January 6

8:00 am – 12:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm  Roundtable Discussion including Robert F. Engle, New York University Stern School of Business, Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, Institute of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and IZA Policy Fellow; and panel moderator Daniel L. McFadden, University of California, Berkeley
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch
1:00 pm – 8:15 pm  Half-day Santa Rita Winery Tour (advance ticket purchase required)

Conference Close

 

Program Committee

Chairmen

  • Claudio Sapelli, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago
  • Darwin Hall, California State University, Long Beach, and WEAI Executive Director
     

Committee Members

  • Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University
  • Mariano Bosch, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Hope Corman, Rider University
  • Francisca L. Dussaillant, Universidad de Desarrollo
  • Nabamita Dutta, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Zadia M. Feliciano, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Kaitlyn Harger, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Jack W. Hou, California State University, Long Beach
  • Pilar Jano, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
  • Lovell Jarvis, University of California, Davis
  • Kerry Krutilla, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Toshiyuki Matsuura, KU Leuven
  • Joel G. Maxcy, Drexel University
  • Daniel L. McFadden, University of California, Berkeley
  • Chen Feng Ng, California State University, Long Beach
  • Juan de Dios Ortúzar Salas, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • Andrea Pellandra, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Joshua A. Price, Southern Utah University
  • Sergio Urzua, University of Maryland
  • Wesley W. Wilson, University of Oregon
  • Travis Wiseman, Mississippi State University