Later this month I'll be participating at the 23rd annual meeting of the New Zealand Econometric Study Group. As is often the case, the meeting is being held in Auckland - specifically at the University of Auckland.
The NZESG was spear-headed by Yale-based New Zealander Peter Phillips, and he's done a huge amount over the years to promote the continued excellence of the N.Z. econometrics scene.
At this month's meeting I'll be talking about some of my joint work (with Helen Feng and Ryan Godwin) on bias reduction in the context of maximum likelihood estimation. (See here for more on this topic.) It seems I'm also chairing a session and discussing a Peter's presentation of his paper, "On Confidence Intervals for Autoregressive Roots and Predictive Regression ".
It's been quite a while since I was able to get to an NZESG meeting, so I'm really looking forward to catching up with old friends, and seeing what's happening with the always-flourishing N.Z. econometrics community.
I'll report further on this on my return from New Zealand.
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