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Econometricians welcome professor Mark Watson from Princeton in Groningen

11 June 2012

On June 8-9 the annual conference of the Netherlands Econometric Study Group (NESG) took place in Het Kasteel, Groningen. The NESG consists of econometricians from the universities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tilburg, Maastricht, Leuven and Groningen. This year’s meeting was organized by RUG econometricians Christoph Hanck and Laura Spierdijk, and Astrid Beerta from SOM.

Invited speaker was professor Mark Watson from Princeton, who held a keynote speech with the title “Inference in Structural VARs with External Instruments”.

Professor Mark Watson during his keynote speech
Professor Mark Watson during his keynote speech
Peter van Santen receives his prize from prof. Watson
Peter van Santen receives his prize from prof. Watson


Apart from prof. Watson’s keynote speech there were several other plenary talks, as well as a poster session.

The NESG 2012 Best Poster Award was won by PhD student Peter van Santen from the University of Groningen. He was awarded 100 euro plus a dedicated copy of the famous textbook “Introduction to Econometrics” written by Mark Watson and James Stock.

Next year, the annual NESG meeting will take place at the Free University in Amsterdam.

The NESG audience in Het Kasteel
The NESG audience in Het Kasteel
Last modified:08 February 2018 10.38 a.m.

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