Second International Conference of theSociety for Economic Measurement was held
July 22-24, 2015 at the
OECD Conference Center, Paris, France

Following the Society for Economic Measurement (SEM)’s highly successful Inaugural Conference at the University of Chicago in August 2014, the 2nd International Conference was hosted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. The Program Committee consisted of all organizers of proposed invited sessions.  In addition to the society’s regular sponsors, the University of Kansas, the Center for Financial Stability, and Carnegie Mellon University, there were some local Paris sponsors for this conference.
The inaugural conference allocated 90 minutes to parallel sessions.  The second conference increased that allocation to 2 hours.  In addition, a room for poster sessions accommodated contributed papers.  The inaugural conference included over 150 registered speakers, with  over 200 participating in the Paris conference.  During its inaugural year, the society’s membership had grown to over 600 and is continuing to grow rapidly.

As with the inaugural conference, the Paris conference included eight plenary sessions —  five keynote lectures (one in honor of the late, great Hirofumi Uzawa), a plenary dinner speaker, an opening remarks greeting, and a presidential address.Special Purpose Lectures
Paul Schreyer, Deputy Director, OECD Statistics Directorate (Welcoming Address)
William A. Barnett
, U. of Kansas and Center for Financial Stability (Presidential Address)
Assar Lindbeck, Stockholm University (Dinner Lecture)

Keynote Lectures
Steven Durlauf, University of Wisconsin (Keynote Lecture)
Ester Faia, Goethe University, Germany (Keynote Lecture)
Guy Laroque, Sciences Po, Paris; and University College, London (Keynote Lecture)  
Rosa Matzkin
, University of California at Los Angeles (Keynote Lecture)

Named Lecture
Daniel McFadden, U. of California at Berkeley (Hirofumi Uzawa Lecture)
The registration fees are the following:
$275 until May 13.
$325 from May 13 until June 17.
$425 from June 17 until July 1.Additional fee for guests at the dinner:  $120.Registration closed on July 1 and was not  available after that date or at the conference site.  On July 4, the program was sent to the printer, with any papers for which the presenter had not registered removed, and all information about meals provided to the caterers.
For those interested in attending the conference, register was possible before July 1 here: 

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Conference Schedule

Online Conference Program
Printable Conference Program

OECD Conference Centre
2, rue André Pascal
75775 Paris Cedex 16

Practical information:

The OECD has negotiated rates with several hotels located near the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The negotiated rates should be compared with the hotels’ online rates and other reservation sources.  The differences can be large.  In some cases, the OECD rate is far below the hotel’s online rate.  But in other cases, the hotel’s own online rate can be far below the OECD rate, such as for the Hyatt Regency Etoile, which is a four star hotel at a 30 minute walk from the OECD.  In contrast the very conveniently located Passy-Eiffel Hotel offers a large discount through its OECD negotiated rate, but a somewhat larger discount through 
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