Virtual World Congress Registration is Now Open

The Econometric Society and Bocconi University 2020 Virtual World Congress
Registration is Now Open 

To register, please click here
(If you do not already have a Conference Maker account, please follow the instructions after clicking on the link to create an account and then register.) 

Included in the registration fee:
Password-protected access to all live sessions, including five plenary lectures, ten parallel invited sessions and five policy sessions; all pre-recorded contributed sessions; all live author-led Q&A for those pre-recorded sessions; access to networking and chat rooms; live virtual meet-and-greets with leaders in the field; live presentation of awards including the Frisch Medal among other; visits to virtual exhibit booths; virtual tours of Bocconi University; and password access to a post-presentation resource library of all recorded sessions for up to one year; among other unique features”.

Registration Dates and Fees:
Registration opens: May 19, 2020
*Presenter registration deadline: Sunday June 7, 2020
**Non-presenter registration deadline: Friday August 7, 2020
*Paper presenters must register for the meeting by Sunday June 7, 2020 in order to be included in the program. If you are the presenter of an accepted paper and you do not register by that date, your paper will unfortunately not be included in the final program.

Presenter Registration Fee:
ES Member; high-income countries:  $100
ES Member; student or low-, low-middle, or upper middle income countries: $50

Non-Presenter Registraton Fee; All Categories: $10

**While the presenting author must pay the presenter registration fee by the deadline, co-authors wishing to register may pay the non-presenter fee and follow that deadline.

***Countries by income category are defined by the World Bank, here (once in list, scroll down for country-by-income lists). Please note that the criterion for reduced fee is not nationality but country of work so that a national of Ukraine or Turkey, for example, working in North America is not eligible. 

****Students: A 'student' is defined as somebody registered in an academic program at the time of registration. If you are registering as a student, please send a scanned copy of your student ID or some similar verification to [email protected] during the registration process. Failure to provide this documentation could result in your registration being delayed or withdrawn. 

Program Chairs: Victor Chernozhukov (MIT), Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard), Johannes Hörner (Yale) and Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi)

Local Organizing Committee: Massimiliano Marcellino (Chair), Jerome Adda, Maristella Botticini and Marco Ottaviani

Virtual World Congress Committee: Larry Samuelson (Chair/Yale University), Isaiah Andrews (Harvard), Orazio Attanasio (Yale University), Johannes Horner (Yale University), Massimiliano Marcellino (Bocconi University), Francesca Molinari (Cornell University), Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University) 

World Congress Main Lecturers
Orazio Attanasio (Yale), Presidential Address
Esther Duflo (MIT), Fisher-Schultz Lecture
Roger Koenker (UIUC/UCL), Walras-Bowley Lecture
David Pearce (NYU), Frisch Memorial Lecture
Robert Shimer (Chicago), Cowles Lecture

Confirmed Semi-Plenary Lectures
Beliefs in Macroeconomics
Nicola Gennaoioli (Bocconi University) 
Yuriy Gorodnichenko (Berkeley)

Contests and Contracts
Juuso Välimäki (Aalto University Helsinki)  
Thomas Mariotti (Toulouse School of Economics)

Frontiers of Modern Econometrics  
Alfred Galichon (NYU) 
Stéphane Bonhomme (University of Chicago)

Frontiers of Time Series Econometrics
Raffaella Giacomini (UCL) 
Anna Mikusheva (MIT)

Human Capital and Intergenerational Mobility
Janet Currie (Princeton University) 
Nick Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University)

Macroeconomic Policy   
Monika Piazzesi (Stanford University) 
Ivan Werning (MIT)

Modern Causal Inference
Alberto Abadie (MIT) 
Christian Hansen (The University of Chicago Booth School)

Social Interactions and Development
Abhijit Banerjee (MIT) 
Matt Jackson (Stanford)

Topics in Industrial Organization
Leslie Marx (Duke) 
Volker Nocke (University Mannheim)

Topics in Microeconomic Theory  
Philippe Jehiel (UCL and PSE) 
Alexander Wolitzky (MIT)

Confirmed Policy Sessions
AI and ML in Empirical Research
Esther Duflo (MIT) 
Guido Imbens (Stanford Graduate School of Business)
Victor  Chernozhukov (MIT/Amazon) 
Vasilis Syrgkanis ( 

Climate Change  
Philippe Aghion (Harvard University) 
Per Krusell (Stockholm University) 
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton University)

Consumer Data and IT Firms: Customization vs. Discrimination
Phillip Leslie (Amazon) 
Jacques Cremer (Toulouse School of Economics)
Steve Tadelis (Berkeley)

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg (Chair) (Yale University and the World Bank)
Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics)
Richard Blundell (UCL)
Jan Eeckout (UPF-GSE Barcelona)

Trade Wars and Trade Talks
Chad Bown (Peterson Institute of International Economics)
Giovanni Maggi (Yale University) 
Ralph Ossa (Zurich)
Steve Redding (Princeton)

To register, please click here.

Financial Aid
Financial aid applications have been processed and all notifications (positive and negative) released.

Additional Information
Additional information can be found at

General questions may be sent to [email protected] and queries about the scientific portion of the program to program chairs: Victor Chernozhukov (Econometrics) [email protected], Emmanuel Farhi (Macro) [email protected], Johannes Hörner (Theory) [email protected] or Eliana La Ferrara (Applied) [email protected].

Publication Date: 
Friday, May 22, 2020