UCL News


2005 Econometric Society World Congress

18 August 2005

The economics of immigration, education, smoking, fertility and drug trafficking will be among the topics discussed at the ninth Econometric Society World Congress, which will be hosted by the UCL Department of Economics from 18-24 August 2005.

The Econometric Society is the leading international learned society in the field of economics, and its quinquennial world congress is recognised as the most prestigious in economics.

It is the first time the World Congress of the society has been held in London, and the first that it has been hosted by a UK institution for 35 years.

The field of econometrics focuses on applying economics data and mathematics to describing, understanding and predicting the economy. It is used in macroeconomics and monetary policy; and assessing the effectiveness of education, welfare and health policy.

The 1500 congress delegates include many top economists with expertise across a range of disciplines. Four Nobel Laureates will present key sessions on unemployment, electoral strategy and industrial organisation. The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has organised a series of policy workshops.

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