Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2014


CORE Workshop: Rapid Survey Development - Traditional Focus

In a step-by-step fashion, participants consider how to translate abstractions (e.g., intended intervention outcomes or respondent attitudes and beliefs) into grounded, clearly defined measurable constructs. The format of the workshop is interactive and includes a combination of presentation content, small group discussions, and hands-on learning opportunities. Learn more...

Recent Events

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    April 16, 2014


    Addressing Financial Crises over the 100 Years of the Federal Reserve System: Lessons from the Great Depression to the Great Recession

    What went wrong with the financial system that the Great Recession—and nearly a depression—occurred? Why has the Fed engaged in unusual policy? These and other questions will be addressed by Dr. John Duca of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Learn more...

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    February 22-23, 2014


    2014 Texas Camp Econometrics

    The Texas Camp Econometrics is an annual gathering of econometricians from five universities: SMU, Rice, University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and the University of Texas.  The goals of the camp are to discuss issues in econometrics, and to help students develop their technical presentation skills by encouraging students to participate in the meetings. Learn more...

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    January 6-10, 2014


    Monterrey Tech Workshop on Predictive Analytics

    Dr. Thomas B. Fomby, Director of the Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies, conducted a five-day workshop on predictive analytics in Monterrey, Mexico, at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Monterrey Tech), between January 6-10. The workshop was attended by professors and students from Monterrey Tech and its satellite campuses. Learn more...

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Recent Multimedia

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    The 14th Advances in Econometrics Conference, 2013

    After dinner Saturday evening at the 14th Advances in Econometrics Conference, held in honor of Peter C.B. Phillips, Phillips addresses his friends and colleagues, and Thomas B. Fomby presents Phillips with a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the econometrics discipline. Learn More...

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    China Household Finance Survey - CHFS on the Road, 2013

    Professor Li Gan and his team of surveyors travel through China obtaining data for the China Household Finance Survey. Professor Gan spoke about the survey at the Richard B. Johnson Center / DFW Association for Business Economics gathering held at SMU on November 8, 2013. Learn More...

The Richard B. Johnson Center sponsors SAS certification programs for economics graduate students. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Seminars

(Upcoming economics talks open to the general public. Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held from 2:00-3:30 in Umphrey Lee, Rm 303)

Speaker: Heski Bar-Isaac (U of Toronto, Business School)
Speaker: Scott Baier (Clemson)
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Recent Commentary


Thomas B. Fomby, Ph.D.

When We Say Predictive Analytics, What Do We Mean? PowerPoint slides from a presentation given to the Dallas TechExecs Network at the IBM Innovation Center in Coppell, Texas.

Li Gan, Ph.D.

Income Inequality and Economic Transition in China. PowerPoint slides from a presentation given to the DFW Association for Business Economics in the Meadows Museum at SMU.