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RGS Mini Lecture by Prof. James P. LeSage


Prof. Dr. James LeSage visited the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) from October, 24-26 2016. He gave a RGS Mini-Lecture on "Spatial Econometrics". 20 interested PhD students from both the RGS Econ and the RWI joined the two day course to learn more about current topics in Spatial Econometrics. The course provided a detailed overview on the state-of-the-art models and implementation techniques in this field. A major focus was placed on both model selection and model comparisons.

James LeSage holds a professorship in the Department of Finance and Economics at Texas State University. He has published in high-ranked journals such as the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics and The Review of Economics and Statistic.

The RGS Econ thanks Professor LeSage for his visit and highly appreciates his enthusiastic teaching style and his willingness to engage with students and their research questions.