Scientific Committee

Program Co-Chairs


Francis Vella;

Francis Vella is the Edmond V. Villani Chair of Economics at Georgetown University. He is also an International Research Associate at the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Research Fellow at IZA. His field of research is the development and application of microeconometric methods. These include the estimation of simultaneous equation models in semi and non parametric settings; the estimation of non linear panel data models with endogeneity and censoring; and the estimation of semi parametric quantile regression models. Professor Vella is an associate editor for the Journal of Economic Analysis and Economic Policy, the Journal of Econometric Methods and the Journal of Applied Econometrics.


Jonathan Wright;

Jonathan Wright is Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. In the past he has served as an economic advisor of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. The majority of his research focuses on econometrics, empirical macroeconomics and empirical finance, but his interests span a wide range of topics, including forecasting in a data-rich environment, the high-frequency effects of news announcements, term structure analysis and the econometrics of weak identification. Professor Wright is co-editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics and associate editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Members of the Scientific Committee

Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Princeton University;

Heather Anderson, Monash University;

Boragan Aruoba, University of Maryland;

Richard T. Baillie, Michigan State University;

Badi Baltagi, Syracuse University;

Christian Belzil, École Polytechnique;

Richard Blundell, University College London;

Peter Boswijk, University of Amsterdam;

Mehmet Caner, North Carolina State University;

Fabio Canova, European University Institute;

Marcelle Chauvet, University of California Riverside;

Todd Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland;

Valentina Corradi, University of Warwick;

Dick Van Dijk, Erasmus University;

Neil R. Ericsson, Federal Reserve Board;

Ivan Fernandez-Val, Boston University;

Jiti Gao, Monash University;

Eric Ghysels, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill;

Raffaella Giacomini, University College London;

Domenico Giannone, Université Libre de Bruxelles;

Silvia Goncalves, Université de Montréal;

Jesus Gonzalo, Universidad Carlos III;

Refet Gurkaynak, Bilkent University;

Bruce E. Hansen, University of Wisconsin;

Cheng Hsiao, University of Southern California;

Kirstin Hubrich, European Central Bank;

Atsushi Inoue, Southern Methodist University;

George Kapetanios, Queen Mary University;

Lutz Kilian, University of Michigan;

Gary Koop, University of Strathclyde;

Siem Jan Koopman, VU University Amsterdam;

Michael Lechner, University of St Gallen;

Marco Lippi, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance;

James MacKinnon, Queen’s University;

Thierry Magnac, Tolouse School of Economics;

Massimiliano Marcellino, European University Institute;

Gael Martin, Monash University;

Sophocles Mavroeidis, University of Oxford;

Michael McCracken, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis;

Francesca Molinari, Cornell University;

Marcelo J. Moreira , Getulio Vargas Foundation;

Marco del Negro, Federal Reserve Bank of New York;

Charles Nelson, University of Washington;

Serena Ng, Columbia University;

Michael Owyang, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis;

Adrian Pagan, University of Sydney;

Andrew Patton , Duke University;

Franco Peracchi, University of Rome Tor Vergata;

Hashem Pesaran, University of Southern California;

Giorgio Primiceri, Northwestern University;

Zacharias Psaradakis, Birbeck University of London;

Francesco Ravazzolo, Norges Bank;

Alessandro Rebucci, Johns Hopkins University;

Geert Ridder, University of Southern California;

Adam Rosen, University College London;

Barbara Rossi, ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra;

Andres Santos, University of California San Diego;

Vasilis Sarafidis, Monash University;

Chiara Scotti, Board of Governors;

Tatevik Sekhposyan, Texas A&M University;

Robert Taylor, University of Essex;

Allan Timmermann, University of California San Diego;

Petra Todd, University of Pennsylvania;

Herman van Dijk, Erasmus University Rotterdam;

Edward Vytlacil, New York University;

Martin Weidner, University College London;

Kenneth D. West, University of Wisconsin Madison;

Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, Michigan State University;

Xueyan Zhao, Monash University.