Welcome to Stanford

The Departments of Economics and Statistics
at Stanford University


cordially invite you to attend
the Conference in Economics and Statistics
in honor of


Theodore W. Anderson’s 90th Birthday


June 6th and 7th, 2008


Program for Friday, June 6th,
9:00am -- 12:00n and 2:00pm -- 5:00pm

Packard Engineering Center, 350 Serra Mall, Room 101


Session I Chair: Tim Bresnahan, Chair of Department of Economics, Stanford
9:00 -- 9:30am John Taylor, Stanford University
  "The Statistical Analysis of Policy Rules"
9:30 -- 10:00am Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University
  "Some Reminiscences of Econometrics in the 1940s"
10:00 -- 10:30am MORNING BREAK
Session II Chair: Trevor Hastie, Chair of Department of Statistics, Stanford
10:30 -- 11:00am Emanuel Parzen, Texas A&M University
  "United Applicable Statistics, Confidence Quantiles,
Philosophy of Statistical Science, Statistical Education"
11:00 -- 11:30am Michael Perlman, University of Washington
  "Detecting Linear Sequences and Subsequences"
11:30am -- 12:00n Arnold Zellner, University of Chicago
  "Direct Monte Carlo Approach to the Bayesian Analysis of the SUR Model"
12:00 -- 2:00pm LUNCH
Session III Chair: Tze Leung Lai, Stanford University
2:00 -- 2:30pm Michael Stephens, Simon Fraser University
  "On Two Tests for Exponentiality with Different Motivations,
and Power Results for EDF Tests"
2:30 -- 3:00pm George Styan, McGill University
  "Some Comments on Diagonal Graeco-Latin Squares
and the Magic Card Puzzle, Illustrated with
Playing Cards and Postage Stamps"
3:00 -- 3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
Session IV Chair: Jean-Marie Dufour, McGill University
3:30 -- 4:00pm Raja Velu, Syracuse University
  "Reduced-Rank Regression: Applications in Time Series Modeling"
4:00 -- 4:30pm James Powell, UC Berkeley
  "Identification and Estimation of Irregular Correlated
Random Coefficient Models"
4:30 -- 5:00pm Thomas Rothenberg, UC Berkeley
  "Some Non-Regular Econometric Testing Problems"

Program for Saturday, June 7th, 9:00am -- 12:30pm

Landau Economics Building, 579 Serra Mall,
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR),
Conference Room A


Session V Chair: Peter Reinhard Hansen, Stanford University
9:00 -- 9:30am Patrick Suppes, Stanford University
  "Partial Orders of Similarity Invariant between Brain
and Perceptual Representations of Language"
9:30 -- 10:00am Roberto Mariano, Singapore Management University
  "Statistical Tests for Multiple Forecast Comparisons"
10:00 -- 10:30am MORNING BREAK
Session VI Chair: Jagdish Srivastava, Colorado State University
10:30 -- 11:00am Naoto Kunitomo, University of Tokyo
  "Many Instruments, Heteroscedasticity and Asymptotic Optimality
of the LIML Estimator"
11:00 -- 11:30am Dylan Small, University of Pennsylvania
  "Moment Condition Selection for Dynamic Panel Data Models"
11:30am -- 12:00n Cheng Hsiao, University of Southern California
  "Measuring the Economic Benefits of Political and Economic Integration
of Hong Kong with Mainland China -- A Panel Data Approach
for Program Evaluation"

Click here to view photos from the conference at our Gallery.

Ted's Ph.D. thesis, The non-central Wishart distribution and its application to problems in multivariate statistics,
is available as a (rather large) .pdf file here.