Workshop "Recent Advances in Econometrics"

The workshop gathers internationally renowned econometricians to promote and inspire research in econometrics and adjacent fields at UCLouvain. The topics cover econometric and statistical theory and methodology with a wide range of applications in economics and finance.

Research in econometrics at UCLouvain has suffered in previous years, not the least due to the Covid crisis. The emergence of data science as a new discipline inspires us to rethink and perhaps redefine the position of econometrics and econometricians in teaching and research.

The main part of the program includes twelve scientific presentations of invited speakers. The workshop is open to everyone, but registration is mandatory.

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Friday, June 2, 2023

Room: UCLouvain, CORE  B.-135

9:00-9:30:    Gilles Mordant
                      Center-Outward Multiple-Output Lorenz Curves and Gini Indices: a measure transportation approach

9:30-10:00Jozef Barunik
                      Time-Varying Persistence of Economic Variables

10:00-10:30:  Geert Dhaene
                     Approximate Functional Differencing

coffee break

11:00-11:30Cecilia Mancini
Drift burst test statistic in the presence of infinite variation jumps

11:30-12:00:  Nikolaus Hautsch
                       Estimation risk for systemic risk measures driven by semi-parametric models

12:00-12:30:  Edoardo Otranto
Realized Covariance Models with Time-varying Parameters and Spillover Effects

lunch break

14:00-14:30:  Roman Liesenfeld
                       A TVP Model with Bayesian Shrinkage for Global Minimum Variance Portfolio Prediction

14:30-15:00:  Arnaud Dufays
                        Linking Frequentist and Bayesian Change-Point Methods

15:00-15:30:  Jeroen Rombouts
                       Factor Dynamics, Risk Premia, and Higher Moments in Multi-Factor Option Pricing Models

coffee break

16:00-16:30:  Ines Wilms
                       Monitoring Machine Learning Forecasts for Platform Data Streams

16:30-17:00Frantisek Cech
                       Quantile Treasury Futures Pricing

17:00 - 17:30: Piet Sercu
                         Efficient Y-indices for Regressions with an Application of Covid's Impact on Stock-market Liquidity