Program is now available ESWC Addendum

Dear Delegates,
Registration and badge pick-up booths are located on the 5th floor of Montreal convention center (Palais des congrès de Montréal).

Opening hours:

Sunday, August 16 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Monday-Wednesday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Please note that the scientific sessions will be held at the Montreal Convention Center (Palais des congrés de Montréal) as well as the Westin hotel which is located across the street from the Montreal Convention Center.
All the session rooms that mention Westin (followed by the room name) are held at the Westin and not the convention centre. Please plan your participation accordingly

Best regards,
Organizing committee

Congress location

Palais des congrès de Montréal
201, avenue Viger ouest
H2Z 1X7

View plan (Google maps)


E-mail address :
Phone: 450-458-1696 (Lina Salvati)

The World Congress of the Econometric Society is the most prestigious international conference in the field of economics. The previous ten congresses were held in Rome (1965), Cambridge, UK (1970), Toronto (1975), Aix-en-Provence (1980), Cambridge, USA (1985), Barcelona (1990), Tokyo (1995), Seattle (2000), London (2005), and Shanghai (2010).

The 11th Econometric Society World Congress will be held in Montreal from 17th to 21st August 2015. It is hosted by McGill University in association with the University of Montréal, UQAM, HEC Montréal, Concordia University, CIREQ, and CIRANO. The conference venue is the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (convention center) in downtown Montreal near the historic center and the port.

ESWC 2015 welcomes submission in all areas of economics. It is hoped that the papers presented at the Congress will represent a broad spectrum of applied and theoretical economics and econometrics. Young economists and graduate students are especially encouraged to submit papers.

Informations for exhibitors and sponsors
Poster of ESWC15
Flyer de ESWC15

Econometric Society:

Paper submission (Deadline for submissions: February 22, 2015):
The submitting author must be a member of the Econometric Society
or must join prior to submission.

Scientific Program Committee

  • Bo Honoré (Princeton University)
  • Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)
  • Monika Piazzesi (Stanford University)
  • Larry Samuelson (Yale University)

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Jean-Marie Dufour, Chair (McGill University)
  • Marine Carrasco (Université de Montréal)
  • Ghislain Camirand (CIRANO System Administrator)
  • Rui Castro (Université de Montréal)
  • Russell Davidson (McGill University)
  • Georges Dionne (HEC Montréal)
  • Prosper Dovonon (Concordia University)
  • Alain Guay (Université du Québec Montréal)
  • Lynda Khalaf (Carleton University and CIREQ)
  • Ngo van Long (McGill University)
  • Marc Henry (Pensylvania State University and Université de Montréal)

Named Lectures:

  • Presidential Address(Monday) : Robert Porter (Northwestern University)
        "Empirical Analysis in Auction Design" (Chair: Manuel Arellano)
  • Cowles Lecture (Tuesday): Elie Tamer (Northwestern University)
        "Sensitivity Analysis in Econometric Models"
        (Chair: Donald W. K. Andrews)
  • Frisch Lecture (Wednesday): Alvin E. Roth (Stanford University)
        "Kidney Exchange: New Developments and Frontiers" (Chair: Robert Wilson)
  • Walras/Bowley Lecture (Thursday) - Per Krusell (Stockholm University):
        "Climate Change Around the World" (Chair: Christopher Sims)
  • Fisher-Schultz Lecture (Friday): Darrell Duffie (Stanford University)
        "The Design and Efficiency of Over-the-Counter Financial Markets" (Chair: John Geanakoplos)

Invited Talks:

  • 1. Industrial Organization [Monday]
  • Matthew Gentzkow (University of Chicago):
    “Media and Ideological Polarization”
    Michael D. Whinston (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
    “Recent Advances in the Empirics of Vertical Contracting”

    Discussant: John Asker (University of California, Los Angeles)
    Chair: Robert Porter

  • 2. Macroeonometrics [Monday]
  • Ulrich Müller (Princeton University) (with Mark Watson)
    "Ultra Low-Frequency Econometrics"
    Harald Uhlig (University of Chicago):
    “Shocks and Sharpe Ratios: Recent Advances in Empirical Macroeconomics”

    Discussant: Frank Schorfheide (University of Pennsylvania)
    Chair: James Stock

  • 3. Agency problems [Tuesday]
  • Johannes Hörner (Yale University):
    “Learning and Experimentation”
    Igal Hendel (Northwestern University):
    “Dynamic Selection: Empirics”

    Discussant: Bernard Salanié (Columbia University)
    Chair: Mike Whinston

  • 4. Big Data [Tuesday]
  • Serena Ng (Columbia University)
    "Opportunities and Challenges: lessons from analyzing terabytes of data"
    Jesse Shapiro (Brown University)
    "Social Science with Big Data"

    Discussant: Christian Hansen (Chicago Booth)
    Chair: Xiaohong Chen

  • 5. Matching [Wednesday]
  • Fuhito Kojima (Stanford University):
    “Recent Developments in Matching Theory and their Practical Applications”
    Parag Pathak (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
    “Designing School Assignment Mechanisms”

    Discussant: Federico Echenique (California Institute of Technology)
    Chair: Eddie Dekel

  • 6. Partially Identified Models [Wednesday]
  • Azeem Shaikh (University of Chicago) and Ivan Canay (Northwestern University)
    "Practical and theoretical advances in inference for partially identified models"
    Kate Ho (Columbia University) and Adam Rosen (UCL)
    "Partial Identification in Applied Research: Benefits and Challenges"

    Discussant: Jack Porter (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    Chair: Donald W. K. Andrews

  • 7. Networks [Thursday]
  • Sanjeev Goyal (University of Cambridge):
    “Networks and Markets”
    Aureo de Paula (University College London) :
    “Estimation of network models”

    Discussant: Rachel Kranton (Duke University)
    Chair: Piero Gottardi

  • 8. Macroeconomics [Thursday]
  • Dirk Krueger (University of Pennsylvania):
    “Inequality and the Macro Economy: Data, Models and Policy Implications”
    Felix Kübler (University of Zurich) (with Johannes Brumm and Simon Scheidegger):
    “Computational Methods for Heterogeneous Agent Models”

    Discussant: Anthony Smith (Yale University)
    Chair: Michael Woodford

  • 9. Dynamic Mechanism Design [Friday]
  • Alessandro Pavan (Northwestern University):
    “Dynamic Mechanism Design: Endogenous Types and Robustness”
    Liran Einav (Stanford University):
    "Risk Adjustment in Health Care Markets”

    Discussant: Juuso Valimaki (Aalto University)
    Chair: Andrew McLennan

  • 10. Finance/Industrial Organization [Friday]
  • Jakub Kastl (Princeton University):
    “Empirical Analysis of Financial Markets”
    Viral Acharya (New York University) (with Guillaume Plantin) :
    “Regulatory Cycles and Financial Crises”

    Discussant: Darrell Duffie (Stanford University)
    Chair: Jeremy Bulow (Stanford)

Young economists session - Panel discussion with:

[Tuesday] (Chair: Christian Hansen)
  • Pinelopi Goldberg (Yale University)
  • Felix Kübler (University of Zurich)
  • Chris Shannon (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Elie Tamer (Harvard University)

Lunch discussions and debates

  • [Monday] 1. Climate Change (Chair: Steve Berry)
  • Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics)
    James Stock (Harvard University)
    Chair: Steve Berry (Yale University)

  • [Tuesday] 2. Theory and Empirics for Policy Applications
  • Paul Milgrom (Stanford University)
    James Heckman (University of Chicago)
    Chair: Richard Blundell

  • [Wednesday] 3. Health Care (Chair: Ariel Pakes)
  • Johnathan Gruber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Martin Gaynor (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Chair: Ariel Pakes

  • [Thursday] 4. Monetary Policy (Chair: Monika Piazzesi)
  • Christopher Sims (Princeton University)
    Michael Woodford (Columbia University)
    Chair: Monika Piazzesi

  • [Friday] 5. Financial Reform (Chair: Viral Acharya)
  • John Geanakoplos (Yale University)
    Jeremy Bulow (Stanford University)
    Chair: Viral Acharya

Concert at Notre-Dame (Thursday, August 20, 2015)