Empirics and Methods in Economics Conference (EMCON)

October 12–13, 2018

8:00am 5:00pm

Northwestern University
Sijia (Scarlet) Chen, Stanford University
Ricardo Dahis, Northwestern Universtiy
Francisco Del Villar, University of Chicago 
Joris Mueller, Northwestern University
Francesca Truffa, Northwestern University
Ashley Wong, Northwestern University



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 12-13, 2018 at Northwestern University and is sponsored by the departments of Economics at Northwestern University and The University of Chicago. Prof. Seema Jayachandran (NU) will give the keynote talk and Prof. Peter Hull (UChicago) will give the closing remarks. Faculty members from both organizing universities will attend the presentations.

The preliminary program can be found here.


Registration: please fill this form. Deadline is October 1st 11:59pm CDT, 2018.

Presentation format: Presentations are 35 minutes long, with 10 minutes of discussion afterwards. We ask presenters to also act as discussants for a paper (although we exempt job market candidates from this whenever possible).

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. Registration and 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.

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

October 12, 2018 - 8:00am October 13, 2018 - 5:00pm