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A Conference in Honor of Christopher A. Sims

This conference was held in honor of Christopher A. Sims, 2011 Nobel Laureate, for his lifelong achievements in economics and his 70th birthday. The program for the conference covered a variety of subjects on which Professor Sims has had a profound influence, ranging from econometrics to macroeconomic policies. The conference is co-sponsored by Princeton University, The University of Chicago and The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

The conference sessions took place in Robertson Hall Bowl 1.

October 19, 2012

9:00 - 9:45am:  Continental Breakfast, Bendheim Center for Finance
(Pickup by A-1 Limo at Hyatt Place at 8:45am)

9:50 - 10:00am: Opening remarks: Mark Watson  

Session 1: Continuous time
     10:00 - 11:00am: Yacine Ait Sahalia  
     11:00 - 12:00pm: George Tauchen           
12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch, Bendheim Center for Finance
Session 2: Time series
     1:00 - 2:00pm: Harald Uhlig  
     2:00 - 3:00pm: John Geweke  
Session 3: Rational inattention
     3:15 - 4:15pm: Laura Veldecamp  
     4:15 - 5:15pm: Bartosz Maćkowiak  
Dinner speaker: Lars Hansen, Keynote speech and toast  
     6:00 - 7:00pm: Reception (by invitation)
     7:00 - 10:00pm: Dinner (by invitation)      
(Pick up by A-1 Limo at 10:00 pm for return to Hyatt Place) 

October 20, 2012

8:00 - 8:30am: Continental Breakfast, Robertson Hall
(Pick up by A-1 Limo at 7:45 for drop off at Robertson Hall)
Session 4: Estimation of DSGE models
     8:30 - 9:30am: Giorgio Primiceri  
     9:30 - 10:30am: Frank Schorfheide  
Session 5: Practice in monetary policy
     10:45 - 11:45am: Frank Smets  
     11:45 - 12:45pm: Tao Zha  
12:45 - 1:45pm: Lunch, Bendheim Center for Finance
1:45 - 3:30pm: Panel discussion: Fiscal/monetary policy 
     Moderator: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde  
     Larry Christiano  
     Marty Eichenbaum  
     Thomas Sargent 
     Michael Woodford  
(Pick up at 3:45 on Corner of Prospect and Washington for those returning to Hyatt Place)