From the 18th to the 20th of September this fall, the Department was proud to host the 26th annual meeting of the Canadian Econometrics Study Group (CESG). This meeting brings together eminent econometricians from across Canada and around the world to present cutting-edge research across the spectrum of their field. The CESG is a unique forum in which leading scholars can share econometric ideas and form new collaborations. This year was no exception.

The theme of the conference was “Identification and Inference: Macroeconometric and Microeconometric Perspectives.” A total of fourteen papers were presented in-session with high-calibre feedback from the associated discussants. The poster session comprising seventeen papers was well-attended and very successful as in previous years. The meeting also featured invited presentations from Professor Tiemen Woutersen of Johns Hopkins University, Professor Frank Schorfheide of the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Elie Tamer of Northwestern University. The participants at the conference included graduate students, junior faculty, senior researchers, and practitioners in the field.

The welcome reception and conference sessions took place at the historic Fairmont Château Laurier in downtown Ottawa, which provided excellent facilities and catering for the participants. The conference dinner was held nearby in the Fountain Room of the National Arts Centre.

The success of this year’s CESG was a direct result of the organization and hard work of the program committee and members of the Carleton Economics department. Special recognition is owed to the local organizers—Professor Lynda Khalaf and Professor Marcel Voia—for their investments of time, dedication, and expertise, which ensured an excellent conference.

Gubhinder Kundhi