Multimedia From the Richard B. Johnson Center

Recent Videos


Events

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.


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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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Measuring Impact 2013: Recent Advances in Program Evaluation

Alfreda Norman welcomes everyone to the Measuring Impact: Recent Advances in Program Evaluation conference, jointly hosted by the Dallas Federal Reserve and the Richard B. Johnson Center for Economic Studies. Learn More...


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Measuring Impact 2013: Recent Advances in Program Evaluation

Dan Millimet discusses the fundamental conceptual issues that underlie the statistical evaluation of programs and policies. Topics include the distinction between causation and correlation, the benefits and limitations of different types of data and common data problems that arise, and proper interpretation of statistical analyses. Case studies are used to illustrate the concepts. Learn More...


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Measuring Impact 2013: Recent Advances in Program Evaluation

Tim Salmon and Danila Serra discuss how economic experiments can be used to evaluate policies in a way that allows for clearer understanding of the causal relationships between policy details and their effects. The discussion covers the advantages and limitations of using experiments for this purpose as well as the operational and logistic concerns for conducting them. Prior examples of experiments are discussed to demonstrate key points. Learn More...


Events

Measuring Impact 2013: Recent Advances in Program Evaluation

Dan Millimet provides a brief introduction to some of the more commonly used statistical methods for analyzing observational data to evaluate the causal effects of programs and policies. The discussion focuses on the intuition underlying the various approaches, as well as providing situations when particular approaches are likely to be useful. Learn More...


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Measuring Impact 2013: Recent Advances in Program Evaluation

Many firms, nonprofit organizations and government agencies now collect thousands of observations on hundreds of variables on a daily basis. Given the power of computers and the sophistication of software, organizations are now better able to make use of this mountain of information. In this presentation, Thomas B. Fomby provides a brief overview of the techniques employed to navigate so-called big data, as well as a review of the current technology that is available. Learn More...


Faculty Research

North Texas Food Bank Funds SMU Hunger Study

In a partnership with The Hunger Center of North Texas, SMU researchers will help to analyze how the lack of social networks and/or social isolation contribute to the problem of hunger in North Texas. Read transcript...


Events

The Advances in Econometrics Conference, 2012

Thomas Fomby interviews Nobel Prize winner Chris Sims about his work on vector autoregression analyses, as well as discussing the current state of the economy as it pertains to fiscal and monetary policy. Read transcript...


Events

The Advances in Econometrics Conference, 2012

To conclude the 2012 Advances in Econometrics Conference, Thomas B. Fomby presents Nobel Prize winner Chris Sims with a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the econometrics discipline through his work on vector autoregression analyses. Read transcript...


Events

The Origins of the Advances in Econometrics Conference

Thomas Fomby and Carter Hill discuss how the two came together as colleagues, both as senior editors for Advances in Econometrics as well as collaborators on many research topics. Read transcript...


Technology

The IBM SMART Project

SMU graduate students collaborate with IBM and Andrews Distribution through the IBM SMART Program to apply analytics knowledge learned in the classroom to the real world. Read transcript...


Student Research

SMU Graduate Research Day, 2012

SMU graduate students - and a limited number of undergraduates - present results of research they have completed at SMU at the annual Graduate Student Research Day. The video contains an interview with economics Ph.D. student, Xin Jin, who discusses her work on oil price behavior. Read more...