The Empirics and Methods in Economics Conference (EMCON) is a two-day student-run conference for PhD students interested in applied topics and empirical methods in Economics. The conference offers students an excellent opportunity to present their work, exchange ideas with their peers and receive feedback from a discussant and a diverse audience.

This year’s conference will take place place on October 13-14, 2018 at Northwestern University and is sponsored by the departments of Economics at Northwestern University and The University of Chicago. We are pleased to announce that XXX (XXX) will give the keynote talk, and XXX (XXX) will give concluding remarks. Faculty members from both organizing universities will attend the presentations.

The conference is generously supported by the Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL), the Becker-Friedman Institute (BFI), and the Department of Economics at Northwestern University. Partial reimbursement for transportation expenses is available. Meals during the conference will be covered, but we are not able to pay for participants’ accommodation. If requested, we will match conference participants with local student hosts.

Conference organization team: Sijia (Scarlet) Chen (Stanford), Ricardo Dahis (NU), Francisco Del Villar (UChicago), Joris Mueller (NU), Francesca Truffa (NU), and Ashley Wong (NU).

For further information about the conference or any other questions, please contact emconference2018@gmail.com.