Co-chair Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago

Homer J. Livingston Distinguished Service Professor in Economics.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978.
Co-winner of the Frisch Prize Medal, 1984; John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1996; Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 1998; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1999; Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, 2006.

Research Interests: Time series econometrics; quantitative analysis of dynamic equilibrium models; asset pricing.


James J. Heckman, University of Chicago

Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971.
John Bates Clark Medal Winner, 1983; Member, National Academy of Sciences since 1992; Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 2000; Jacob Mincer Lifetime Acheivement Award, 2005; Dennis J. Aigner Award, 2007 and 2005. Ulysses Medal, University College Dublin, 2006. Director, Economics Research Center, Department of Economics; and Director, Center for Social Program Evaluation, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies since 1973.

Research Interests: Evaluation of social programs; econometric models of discrete choice and longitudinal data; the economics of the labor market; alternative models of the distribution of income; public economics; regulation and policy reform of income inequality; the economics of the life cycle of skill formation; hedonic models and pricing of heterogeneous goods and characteristics; heterogeneity in general equilibrium models.


James Heckman

Kenneth Judd, Hoover Institution

Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace .
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1980.
 Alfred E. Sloan Fellowship, 1985. Fellow of the Econometric Society; Elected, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2003.

Research Interests: Economics of taxation, tax policy, antitrust issues, imperfect competition, and mathematical economics and developing computational methods for economic modeling.


Ken Judd

Felix Kubler, University of Zurich and SFI

Swiss Finance Institute Professor of Financial Economics
Ph.D., Yale University, 1999.

Research Interests: Computation of equilibria General equilibrium theory Risk-Sharing Portfolio choice.


Feilx Kubler

Sven Leyffer, Argonne National Laboratory

Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Ph.D., University of Dundee, 1994.
Vice-chair INFORMS Optimization Society, 2004; Program Director, SIAM Activity Group on Optimization, 2004; Co-winner, SIAM Award Lagrange Prize, 2006.

Research Interests:Mathematical Programs with Equilibrium Constraints, Large Scale Nonlinear Programming, Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming, Branch-and-bound for Mixed Integer Quadratic Programming



Todd Munson, Argonne National Laboratory

Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2000.
Enrico Fermi Scholar, 2000. Beale-Orchard-Hayes Prize, 2003; Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award, U.S. Department of Energy, 2006; Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2006.

Research Interests: Algorithms and applications of optimization and complementarity. Utilizing constrained nonlinear optimization techniques to compute mountain passes, critical points where the Hessian has exactly one negative eigenvalue. Application of optimization to the r-refinement problem, a large nonlinear, nonconvex, optimization problem. Special purpose algorithms for solving support vector machine and mesh shape-quality optimization problems.



Harry J. Paarsch, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne
Chair, Department of Economics
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1987.
Robert Jensen Research Fellowship, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, 2002–8; P.E.T.E. Teaching Award in Recognition of Professional Excellence in the Training of Economists, Department of Economics, University of Iowa, 2000–1 and 2006–7.

Research Interests: numerical methods applied to problems in applied econometrics, forestry economics, and industrial organization, particularly empirical models of auctions.


Harry J. Paarsch

Karl Schmedders, Institute for Operations Research, University of Zurich
Director, Institute for Operations Research and Professor of Quantitative Business Administration
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1996.
L.G. Lavengood Professor of the Year, 2002.

Research Interests: Computational Economics, General Equilibrium Theory, Asset Pricing, Portfolio Choice


Benjamin S. Skrainka, Institute for Fiscal Studies, University College London
Ph.D. Candidate, University College London.

Research Interests: Computational Economics, Industrial Organization, and Econometrics. Current work focuses on estimating firm and consumer behaviour in the UK supermarket industry and developing efficient rules for multidimensional, numerical integration and understanding their impact on popular economic models.


Ben Skrainka

Che-Lin Su, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Assistant Professor, Operations Management.
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2005

Research Interests: Computational economics; mathematical programming methods for structural estimation, optimal income taxation, executive compensation design and dynamic principal-agent problems.


Che-Lin Su
Greg Thain, University of Wisconsin

Sevin Yeltekin, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1999.

Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Computational Economics, Repeated and Dynamic Policy Games, Mechanism Design, Political Economy.


Sevin Yeltekin








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