IFS announcements

Announcements about IFS research and researchers.

EDePo Digest number 3: conference issue

Welcome to the conference edition of the EDePo Digest. In this issue, we take an extended look at some of the work being presented at our summer conference: “Improving productivity in developing countries: identifying bottlenecks and obstacles to productive investments and technology adoption”.

The IFS wins UK think tank of the year

The IFS was awarded the UK think tank of the year for 2015, for the second year running. The award, run by Prospect Magazine, has not previously been given to the same organisation two years in a row.

The Institute was also the winner in the 'financial and economic' category.

One of the judges, the distinguished economist George Magnus, commended the IFS 'for throwing a light into plenty of dark spaces.'

Paul Johnson receiving the tank top

IFS director, Paul Johnson, receives the 'top tank' tank top from Bronwen Maddox, Editor-in-Chief of Prospect Magazine


Jeffrey Racine: Applied Nonparametric Econometrics

This is a cemmap masterclass by Jeffrey Racine, McMaster.

In the masterclass, a unified framework for nonparametric and semiparametric kernel-based analysis will be studied.

It will focus on kernel-based methods capable of handling the mix of categorical (nominal and ordinal) and continuous datatypes one typically encounters in the course of applied data analysis.

Please note that computers will not be provided and therefore participants are expected to bring their own laptops.


Event details:

Monday 22 - Friday 26 June 2015

09:00 - 16:00

Jevons Lecture Theatre, University College London