Conference on Implementation of Structural Dynamic Models: Methodology and Applications


Bertel Schjerning, John Rust, Áureo de Paula, Dennis Kristensen

Date & Time

From: 29 August 2017
Until: 30 August 2017




30 Euston Square
30 Euston Square,
Kings Cross,
London NW1

CeMMaP and University College London (UCL) are organizing a conference on implementation of structural economic models of dynamic behavior with empirical applications.

The program committee invites both applied and methodological work on implementation and estimation of structural dynamic models for individual decision making within, but not restricted to, the fields of Industrial Organization, Labor, Public, Health, Development, Environmental and Urban and Regional Economics This include papers on auction models, dynamic discrete choice models, dynamic games and their applications to differentiated product demand, oligopoly equilibrium. A clear link between the theoretical economic model and econometric model should be a hallmark of the papers presented.

The conference programme will offer an exciting mix of applied and theoretical work. Applied papers should involve innovative dynamic models and/or tools for their implementation. Theoretical work should make methodological contributions to the development and/or analysis of new econometric and computational methods for the implementation of dynamic structural models.

Confirmed speakers

Jaap H. Abbring (Tilburg University)

Victor Aguirregabiria (University of Toronto)

Moshe Buchinsky (UCLA)

Michael Keane (University of Oxford)

Robert A. Miller (Carnegie-Mellon University)

Pedro Mira (CEMFI)

John Rust (Georgetown University)

Paper submission

We primarily invite submissions of complete papers, but will also consider submissions of extended abstracts (2 pages). Prospective contributors are invited to submit papers at

Deadline for submission: 15 May 2017

All submitted papers will be reviewed prior to acceptance for presentation. The scientific committee will finish the review process by 15 June 2017 and will notify applicants by email. Following the review process, a final program will be put together and posted at the conference’s website.

Format of presentation and discussion

The conference will consist of plenary sessions only. Each speaker will have 45 minutes including discussion.

The conference program, further details and news will be posted at the Conference’s web site.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Arrangements for preferential rates at a range of hotels will be posted on the conference website.

Scientific Committee

Dennis Kristensen, University College London

Aureo de Paula, University College London

John Rust, Georgetown University.

Fedor Iskhakov, Australian National University

Bertel Schjerning, University of Copenhagen.

Feel free to contact Dennis Kristensen for further inquiries:

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the ERC (through starting grant No 312474).