World Congress Invited Lectures

2015 World Congress, Montreal, Canada


Presidential Address
Robert Porter (Northwestern University) "Empirical Analysis in Auction Design" Slides 


Cowles Lecture
Elie Tamer (Northwestern University) "Sensitivity Analysis in Econometric Models"


Frisch Memorial Lecture
Alvin E. Roth (Stanford University) "Kidney Exchange: New Developments and Frontiers"


Walras-Bowley Lecture
Per Krusell (Stockholm University) "Climate Change Around the Globe"


Fisher-Schultz Lecture
Darrell Duffie (Stanford University) "The Design and Efficiency of Over-the-counter Financial Markets"



Industrial Organization
Matthew Gentzkow (University of Chicago) “Media and Ideological Polarization”
Michael D. Whinston (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) “Recent Advances in the Empirics of Vertical Contracting”
Discussant: John Asker (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ulrich Müller (Princeton University) (with Mark Watson) "Ultra Low-Frequency Econometrics"
Harald Uhlig (University of Chicago) “Shocks, Sign Restrictions and Identification”
Discussant: Frank Schorfheide (University of Pennsylvania)
Agency problems
Johannes Hörner (Yale University) “Learning and Experimentation”
Igal Hendel (Northwestern University) “Dynamic Selection: Empirics”
Discussant: Bernard Salanié (Columbia University)
Big Data
Serena Ng (Columbia University) "Opportunities and Challenges: Lessons From Analyzing Terabytes of Data"
Jesse Shapiro (Brown University) "Social Science with Big Data"
Discussant: Christian Hansen (Chicago Booth)
Fuhito Kojima (Stanford University) “Recent Developments in Matching Theory and Their Practical Applications”
Parag Pathak (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) “Designing School Assignment Mechanisms”
Discussant: Federico Echenique (California Institute of Technology)
Partially Identified Models
Azeem Shaikh (University of Chicago) and Ivan Canay (Northwestern University) "Practical and Theoretical Advances in Inference for Partially Identified Models"
Kate Ho (Columbia University) and Adam Rosen (UCL) "Partial Identification in Applied Research: Benefits and Challenges"
Discussant: Jack Porter (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Sanjeev Goyal (University of Cambridge) “Networks and Markets”
Aureo de Paula (University College London) “Estimation of Network Models”
Discussant: Rachel Kranton (Duke University)
Dirk Krueger (University of Pennsylvania) “Inequality and the Macro Economy: Data, Models and Policy Implications”
Felix Kübler (University of Zurich) (with Johannes Brumm and Simon Scheidegger) “Computational Methods for Heterogeneous Agent Models”
Discussant: Anthony Smith (Yale University)
Dynamic Implications of Mechanism Design
Alessandro Pavan (Northwestern University) “Dynamic Mechanism Design: Endogenous Types and Robustness”
Liran Einav (Stanford University) "Risk Adjustment in Health Care Markets”
Discussant: Juuso Valimaki (Aalto University)
Finance/Industrial Organization
Jakub Kastl (Princeton University) “Empirical Analysis of Financial Markets”
Viral Acharya (New York University) (with Guillaume Plantin) “Regulatory Cycles and Financial Crises”
Discussant: Darrell Duffie (Stanford University)