Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies

Upcoming Events

March 20, 2015


DABE/RBJ Center Luncheon
"On the Economic Consequences of Diversity"

Dr. Klaus Desmet will discuss his research related to the impact of linguistic diversity on growth and public goods provision across countries, as well as how deep linguistic cleavages, originating thousands of years ago, make for excellent predictors of civil conflict and redistribution. Learn more and/or register online...

Recent Activity at the Center

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    November 7-8, 2014


    The Stata TX Empirical Microeconomics Conference

    The Stata Texas Empirical Microeconomics Conference is an annual gathering of empirical microeconomists from the (great) state of Texas. The primary goal of the conference is to bring together empirical economists of the host institutions to discuss current research in all areas of empirical microeconomics. Learn more...

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    October 17, 2014


    2theXtreme: MathAlive! Exhibition At The Perot Museum

    Dr. Thomas Fomby, Director of the Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies, contributed to the 2theXtreme MathAlive! Exhibition at the Perot Museum, where he gave a discussion of how mathematics was used in his research to analyze outbreaks of the West Nile Virus, as well as in analyzing swings in the Texas economy. Learn more...

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    July 8-11, 2014


    IBM/RBJ Center Summer Innovation Camp with Analytics

    Co-sponsored by the Richard B. Johnson Center and the IBM Innovation Center in Coppell, Texas, 20 students from the Talented and Gifted Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center met at SMU during the summer for the second-annual Predictive Analytics Camp.  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)

Seminar schedule to start again in the spring. Check back for seminar dates/times.

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Recent Commentary


Thomas B. Fomby, Ph.D.

Big Data and Patient Care: Health Care Economics The economics of health care is changing as Big Data methodologies are contributing to innovation, increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness within the health-care sector.

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.