February 21, 2010
The Texas Camp Econometrics celebrated its 15th year in style on Lake Conroe this year, Feb. 20-21.
The keynote speaker during the event was Princeton's Mark Watson.
The camp was at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa on Lake Conroe and was sponsored by the University of Houston, Rice University, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas, Texas A&M and StataCorp.
The Texas Camp Econometrics is an annual gathering of econometricians and empirical economists from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Rice University, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Houston.
TCE is hosted by econometricians in each department on a rotating basis. The primary goal of the camp is to bring together econometricians/empirical economists of the host universities and their guests to discuss issues in econometrics, both applied and theoretical, and to present papers for comments by participants. The secondary goal of the camp is to stimulate student interest in econometrics and help students develop their technical presentation skills by encouraging the students of host universities to participate in the meetings and present papers
For more information about the annual camp — including links to papers presented during the event — please visit UH Economics Professor Chris Murray's website.