27th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group

October 20-21, 2017, Texas A&M University

The Third MEG Mentoring Workshop for Junior Female Economists

The local organizers of this year’s MEG meeting are hosting the third mentoring workshop for junior female economists as a conference event, following the first MEG mentoring workshop held at the Indiana University in 2013 and the second MEG mentoring workshop held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. The mentoring workshop is for junior female economists, including female junior scholars doing applied, empirical or theoretical econometrics research in all fields of economics. In the MEG mentoring workshop, we intend to explore, through various forms of mentor-mentee pair presentations, novel and creative ways of mentoring juniors. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for juniors to work closely with established senior mentors, which can help them start building a substantive and long-lasting intellectual relationship. It will also naturally open up possibilities for collaboration and a joint research.

The list of participating mentors is below:

For further questions or to express interest in future mentoring events (both in a capacity of mentee or a mentor) please contact Yoosoon Chang or Tatevik Sekhposyan.

Workshop Program

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Networking dinner at Café Eccell (4401 Texas Ave, College Station, location on map). Dinner starts at 6:30pm.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mentoring workshop takes place in the Memorial Student Center (275 Joe Routt Blvd #2240, College Station, location on map), room 2500.

The workshop consists of seven presentations, 25 minutes each. Mentees will take 15 minutes to present their papers. Each presentation will be followed up by a seven minute discussion from a mentor. Additional three minutes will be allocated for general discussion.

8:00 -8:30am Breakfast and Introduction of Mentee-Mentor Pair Presenters
8:30am – 10:10am Mentoring Session I

Chair: Yoosoon Chang

  1. Alyssa Carlson (Michigan State University) – “Relaxing Conditional Independence in a Semi-parametric Binary Response Model”
    Mentor/Discussant: Xiaoxia Shi (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
  1. Milda Norkute (Lund University) – “The Factor Analytical Approach in Near Unit Root Panels”
    Mentor/Discussant: Elena Pesavento (Emory University)
  1. Yeonwoo Rho (Michigan Technological University) – “Fixed-b Asymptotic Theory for the Dependent Wild Bootstrap”
    Mentor/Discussant: Barbara Rossi (CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  1. Riju Joshi (Michigan State University) – “Control Function Estimation of Spatial Error Models with Endogeneity”
    Mentor/Discussant: Cindy S. H. Wang (National Tsing Hua University and Universite Catholique de Louvain)
10:10 -10:25am Break
10:25-11:40am Mentoring Session II

Chair: Elena Pesavento

  1. Karen Xueqing Yan (Texas A&M University) – “A Simple Semiparametric Estimation of Partially Linear Conditional Quantile Regression Models”
    Mentor/Discussant: Mentor/Discussant: Yoosoon Chang (Indiana University)
  1. Carolyn Sloane (University of California at Riverside) – “Rising Wage Inequality and Human Capital Investment”
    Mentor/Discussant: Ana Maria Herrera (University of Kentucky)
  1. Sharon Xuejing Zuo (University of Houston) – “Holding up Half the Sky? The Impact of Labor Market Restructuring on the Gender Inequality in Labor”
    Mentor/Discussant: Hilde Bjørnland (BI Norwegian Business School)