Training Workshop: Micro-Econometrics in Environmental Economics

May 28-29, 2009
DoubleTree Hotel, Washington, DC

(Note: The Workshop is full and registration has been closed.)

Micro-Econometrics In and Out of Markets:
A Second Training Workshop on Micro-Econometrics in Environmental Economics

Presented by:
The Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy (CEnREP)
The US Environmental Protection Agency

Event Organizer: Dr. Daniel Phaneuf, NC State University

Workshop Schedule

Featured Speakers
Prof. Joseph Herriges, Iowa State University
Prof. Daniel Phaneuf, NC State University
Prof. Marty Smith, Duke University
Prof. Christopher Timmins, Duke University
Prof. Kenneth Train, UC-Berkeley
Prof. Roger von Haefen, NC State University

Why a Training Workshop?
Modern approaches for measuring consumers’ preferences for the environment require a detailed understanding of micro-econometrics. The research frontier in this area has outpaced standard course curricula and packaged software. This workshop provides participants a jump start into a these skills, taught by experts who are developing tomorrow’s methods today.

Why Attend?
Participants will hear lectures on classical and Bayesian simulation-based estimation of discrete choice models, equilibrium sorting models, discrete-continuous choice models, and generalized corner solution models. Applied exercises will introduce participants to purpose-written Matlab code for estimating these models. Upon completion, participants will have knowledge of several contemporary econometric methods and access to flexible software for their implementation.

Who Should Attend?
The workshop is designed for applied researchers in environmental economics with some experience in the practical aspects of discrete choice analysis. Advanced graduate students and young professionals in academia, government, and consulting are especially encouraged to attend.

Registration Information*

*As of May 1, the Workshop is full and registration is closed.

Registration Fee: $150 before May 1, 2009 ($200 after May 1, 2009)

Registration covers training materials, facility rental, temporary access to Matlab, access to workshop software, continental breakfasts, breaks, and lunch the first day.

Participants must have access to a laptop for use during the workshop.

The workshop is capped at 45 participants, and registration is on a first-come basis. There is a 50% cancellation fee before May 15 2009. No refunds can be made after this date.

Lodging Information
DoubleTree Hotel Washington DC
1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

A block of rooms is held for our event. The rate is $209+tax per night. Please call the hotel directly to make reservations – refer to the EPA/NCSU meeting.

Please make reservations by May 5, 2009.

Contact for information and registration:
Jack Crawley:
Dan Phaneuf:
Laura Taylor: