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This year’s Irish Postgraduate and Early Career Economics Workshop will be hosted by the Discipline of Economics at NUI Galway on Thursday June 6th and Friday June 7th. The event is aimed at PhD students, PostDocs, early career researchers and advanced Masters students based in higher education and research institutions on the island of Ireland. The meeting will feature the work and findings of scholars in economics and related fields, and will provide an excellent opportunity to engage with research results and work-in-progress in a welcoming and constructive environment. We encourage those working on economics research to attend.

This year the workshop will include a range of thematic sessions and training events, including full paper thematic sessions with discussants and early-stage/emerging research findings thematic sessions with general open discussion. Both will take place on Friday June 7th, along with a short training session on Publishing your Research in Peer-Reviewed Journals – Tips from Journal Editors. In addition, a workshop on An Introduction to Machine Learning for Economists will take place on the afternoon of Thursday June 6th (see below), followed by a social event that evening–see http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/subjectareas/economics/ipece2019/ for details and updates. While the abstract submission date has passed, it is still possible to register to attend the workshop and associated training events, which are free.


IPECE Training Event – An Introduction to Machine Learning for Economists

This training event will be delivered by Dr. Achim Ahrens from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) on Thursday 6th June from 1pm to 5pm – full details to be announced. It will provide an overview of popular Machine Learning techniques and the focus will be on LASSO regression, a regularization and model selection method that can deal with high-dimensional data. It will also discuss how the LASSO and other Machine Learning tools can be useful for economists; in particular, how Machine Learning can improve predictions and facilitate causal inference. The presentation will be followed by a demonstration using the Stata packages LASSOPACK and PDSLASSO. Please visit the Eventbrite link above to register to attend.


Registration

There are four different types of registration. Please select one:

A: The full two-day event including the machine learning training event and social event.

B: The full two-day event including the machine learning training event but NO social event.

C: The full one-day workshop event (May 7)

D: Machine learning training event ONLY.


Key Dates

June 6th and 7th, 2019: Irish Postgraduate and Early Career Economics Workshop at NUI Galway. A social event will be held on the evening of Thursday June 6th. Deatils to be announced.


Contact and Further Details

The organising committee consists of Laura Carter, John Cullinan, Jason Harold, Dan Kelleher, Doris Laepple, Shikha Sharma and Michelle Queally at NUI Galway. Please direct inquiries to IPECE2019@gmail.com. For further details and updates, including the workshop programme which will be relased in due course, please see: http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/subjectareas/economics/ipece2019/


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Support from the Irish Economic Association (IEA) and the Discipline of Economics at NUI Galway is gratefully acknowledged.

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