Conferences | Department of Economics




LSU-Tulane Microeconomics Conference

March 29, 2019
LSU Business Education Complex

The LSU Department of Economics is hosting a one-day conference of applied microeconomic research. Economists from LSU and Tulane University will present findings on a diverse set of applied micro topics including college selectivity's impact on labor market and family outcomes; unintended effects of flood insurance; police-related deaths and crime; the effect of the 1918 flu on India; Medicare payments and health; and exercise incentive programs.


Advances in Econometrics Conference

Various dates from 2002 to the present; the next conference will be held October 26-28, 2018.
LSU Campus 

The LSU Department of Economics is a regular host of the Advances in Econometrics Conference. The conference brings together a small and highly regarded group of scholars for discussion, debate, and feedback on specific topics in econometrics. Topics covered at these conferences include Spatial and Spatiotemporal Econometrics; Structural Econometric Models; Maximum Simulated Likelihood Methods and Applications; Nonparametric Econometric Methods; and Econometric Analysis of Financial and Economic Time Series. The 2018 conference will feature Essays in Honor of Cheng Hsiao. Additional information is available on the Advances in Econometrics Conference website and on the Advances in Econometrics Conferences at LSU page


Mid-West Macroeconomics Spring Meeting

May 19-21, 2017
LSU Business Education Complex

The LSU Department of Economics hosted the Mid-West Macroeconomics Spring Meeting. The event featured two keynote lectures and more than 150 research papers presented over the two days. Participants came from around the world, representing more than 100 major research universities, the Federal Reserve Bank and its branches, the U.S. Census Bureau, the International Monetary Fund, and international central banks, among other places. This is the largest conference devoted to macroeconomics and related topics in North America and the largest macroeconomics conference ever hosted by the university. LSU is only the second Carnegie Research 1 University outside the Midwest to have hosted the conference in its 23-year history. View the conference page for additional information.


National Bureau of Economic Research

November 10-11, 2008
LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center

The LSU Department of Economics hosted the prestigious two-day National Bureau of Economic Research conference entitled “Economic Aspects of Obesity.” Researchers from around the country presented their findings on factors that contribute to obesity, such as the effects of the minimum wage; the relationship between neighborhood quality and obesity among children; and the impact of obesity on educational achievement. Founded in 1920, the NBER is the nation’s leading nonprofit research organization. This gathering was one of the few occasions when an NBER conference was held outside its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, view the NBER Reporter entry for the conference