PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS SINCE 1995:



"A Structural Model of Social Security Disability Determination", Paper presented at the Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society, Washington, D.C. January 1995.

Presented two papers and Chaired a session at the 7th World Congress of the Econometric Society, Tokyo, August 1995.

Chaired a session on pseudo-panels at the 6th Biennial International Conference on Panel data, University of Amsterdam, June 27-28, 1996.

Presented a paper at the 17th International Forecasting Symposium, Istanbul, 24-26 June 1996.

Paper presented (with M.Paul) at the Joint Statistical Meetings, Bayesian Section, Chicago, August 1996.

Discussant at the Conference on Expectations in Economics: In Honor of the 50th  anniversary of the Livingston Survey, Federal Reserve Bank/University of Pennsylvania, October 3-4, 1996.

Delivered the 36th Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series Lecture "Welfare Reform for the Disabled" at the Center for Economic and Policy Education, April 1997, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA.

Chaired a session on Selection and Attrition and presented a paper at a plenary session, 7th. International Conference on Panel Data, June 1997, La Sorbonne, Paris. 

Chaired three sessions on Financial Indicators and presented papers at the 23rd. Ciret Conference, Helsinki, July 1997

Presented a paper ‘Health Effects of Smoking in a Sequential Self-Selectivity Model’ at the Econometric Society Meeting, Chicago, January, 1998.  

Co-Organizer, Conference on Stock Market Exuberance and Recent Corrections, The University at Albany, October 2, 1998.

Presented a paper ‘A Panel Data Analysis of Waiting Time for Social Security Disability Claims’ in a departmental seminar, University of Oulu, Finland, January 15, 1999.

Presented a paper at the Journal of Applied Econometrics Conference on Inference and Decision Making, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 6-8 June 1999.

Presented a paper at the 19th International Symposium on Forecasting, Washington, D.C. June 27-30, 1999.

Presented papers at the Joint Statistical Meeting, Baltimore, 8-12 August 1999

Presented a paper at the 8th European Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy, 8-11 September 1999.

Presented a paper at the Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society, Boston, 7-9 January 2000.

Presented a paper "Who Quits? Evidence Based on the First four Waves of HRS" at the Research Day - N.Y. State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Albany, Feb. 17, 2000.

Presented a paper and chaired a session at the International Forecasting Symposium, Lisbon, June 21-24, 2000.

Presented two papers at the World Congress of the Econometric Society, Seattle, WA. August 11-16, 2000.

Presented a paper “Panel Data Analysis of Waiting Time of Social Security’s Disability Applications” at the Southern Econ. Assoc. Meeting, Crystal City, VA. Nov. 10-12, 2000.

Departmental seminars entitled “Value of Sample Separation Information in a Sequential Probit Model: Another Look at Social Security’s Disability Determination Process”, Queens University (Oct. 26, 2000); University at Maryland (Nov. 29, 2000).

Discussant of a paper by Clive Granger et al. at the American Economic Association Meetings, New Orleans, January 2001

Paper entitled “Bayesian Analysis of Nested Logit Models Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo” presented at the regional meeting of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), Laguna Beach, April 2001. Also presented at the Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society, University of Maryland, College Park, June 2001.

Participated in the 10th European Workshop on Health Economics and Econometrics, Institute of Fiscal Studies, September 2001.

“A Structural Model of Social Security Disability Insurance Using Matched SIPP/Administrative Data”, Paper resented at the 1st International Conference on Social Insurance and Pensions Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark, November 16-18, 2001.

Guest Lecturer on Econometrics, Econometric Society Winter School, Delhi School of Economics, Dec. 28, 2001 – Jan. 5, 2002.

“Testing for Forecast Efficiency Using Cross-Country Data”, paper presented at the 22nd. International Forecasting Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, June 22-26, 2002.

Disability and Transportation, Round Table Discussion, Joint Statistical Meetings, New York City, August 11-15, 2002.

Discussant, 11th European Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics, University of Lund, Sweden. September 12-14, 2002.  

Seminar at Reserve Bank of India, Research Department, Mumbai, December 30, 2002.

Paper presented at the International Bayesian Workshop/Conference, January 6-8, 2003. Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

Seminar, Department of Economics, Syracuse University, February 21, 2003.  

Five lectures on health econometrics and disability, March 4-14, 2003, Hosei School of Economics, Tokyo, Japan.

Interview with Business School Dean Richard Highfield on TV Channel 6, WRGB in the weekly program “Business Matters” regarding the Establishment Surveys conducted by Econometric Research Institute at UAlbany, March 16, 2003.

Presented paper at the 23rd Intl. Symposium of Forecasting, Merida, Mexico, June 15-18, 2003.

Invited Lecture at the NY Department of Transportation, “Predicting the Future of the Economy using Transportation Data”, March 22, 2004.

Delivered the Gosnell Lecture “Recent Challenges to America’s Disability Policies” at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. April 21, 2004.

Presented a paper and Chaired a session at the 13th International Panel Data Conference, College Station, TX. June 4-6, 2004.

Presented papers at the 24th International Forecasting Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-7, 2004.

Presented a paper at the Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Melbourne, Australia. July 7-10, 2004.

“Should the Transportation Output be Part of the Coincident Indicator System?” Paper to be presented at the 27th CIRET conference, Warsaw (Poland), September 14-18, 2004.

Invited talk on “Measuring uncertainty in forecasting” at the 3rd Annual Advances in Econometrics Conference in honor of 2004 Economics Nobel Laureates Rob Engle and Clive Granger, Nov. 5-7, 2004. LSU, Baton Rouge.

Invited talk on Transportation Indicators at the Economics Club, SUNY-Oneonta, Fall 2004.

Seminar on U.S. Social Security Disability Programs, Andrew Young School of Public Affairs, GSU, Atlanta, October 20, 2004.

Invited lecture, International Conference on “Future of Statistical Theory, Practice and Education”, Dec. 29-Jan. 1, 2005; Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India.

Invited Lecture at the NY Department of Transportation, “Predicting the Future of the Economy using Transportation Data”, March 22, 2004.

Delivered the Gosnell Lecture “Recent Challenges to America’s Disability Policies” at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. April 21, 2004.

Presented a paper and Chaired a session at the 13th International Panel Data Conference, College Station, TX. June 4-6, 2004.

Presented papers at the 24th International Forecasting Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-7, 2004.

Presented a paper at the Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Melbourne, Australia. July 7-10, 2004.

“Should the Transportation Output be Part of the Coincident Indicator System?” Paper presented at the 27th CIRET conference, Warsaw (Poland), September 14-18, 2004.

Invited talk on “Measuring uncertainty in forecasting” at the 3rd Annual Advances in Econometrics Conference in honor of 2004 Economics Nobel Laureates Rob Engle and Clive Granger, Nov. 5-7, 2004. LSU, Baton Rouge.

Invited talk on Transportation Indicators at the Economics Club, SUNY-Oneonta, Fall 2004.

Seminar on U.S. Social Security Disability Programs, Andrew Young School of Public Affairs, GSU, Atlanta, October 20, 2004.

Invited lecture, International Conference on “Future of Statistical Theory, Practice and Education”, Dec. 29-Jan. 1, 2005; Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India.

Chair, session on forecasting, World Congress of the Econometric Society, London. August 2005.

Invited speaker, Future of Forecasting, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, December 10-14, 2005

Invited speaker, 1st Minority Health Disparity Conference, Columbia University, March 10-11, 2006

Seminar speaker, Measurement of health disparity in New York, Syracuse University Center for Policy Analysis, Maxwell School, March 31, 2006.

Seminar speaker, "How Far Ahead Can We Forecast? Evidence Based on Cross Country Forecasts". University of California at Riverside, April 12, 2006.

Month long lecture tour to China, July 2006 (Far Eastern Meeting of the Econometric Society, Beijing, and Summer School on Econometrics, Xiamen University).

Visiting Scholar, City University of Hong Kong, July 26-30, 2006.

Paper presented at NIH Conference on Health Disparity, Washington D.C. October 23-24, 2006,

Paper presented at the 28 th International Symposium on Forecasting, Nice, June 24-27, 2008.

Paper presented at a seminar at KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH, Zurich July 9, 2008.

Paper presented at a seminar in the Research Department of Magyar Nemzeti Bank - The Central Bank of Hungary, Budapest, July 16, 2008.

Paper presented at 29 th CIRET Conference, Santiago, Chile, October 8-11, 2008.

Lectures on Frontiers of Panel Data Econometrics, PhD students of four mid-German Universities, Liepzig/Halle, December 1-3, 2008.

Presented seminars at Madras School of Economics, Center for Development Economics, Trivanvam, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata during January 2009.

“Measuring Forecast Uncertainty by Disagreement”, paper presented at conference Forecasting and Monetary Policy on 23 -24, March 2009 at Bundesbank, Berlin.

“Evaluating Probability Forecasts”, paper to be presented at the First Macroeconomic Conference, ifo/INSEE/ISAE, Rome, March 27, 2009.

"Measuring Forecast Uncertainty by Disagreement", paper presented at conference "Forecasting and Monetary Policy" on 23 -24, March 2009 at Bundesbank, Berlin.

Paper presented at the 27th International Symposium on Forecasting, Hong Kong, June 21-24 2009.

Delivered 2009-10 Sichel Lecture on "Advances in Economic Forecasting", Western Michigan University, September 30, 2009.

Paper presented in a seminar at Ohio State University, Economics department, November 24, 2009.

Delivered ten lectures on panel data econometrics and qualitative dependent variables to selected doctoral students in a workshop "Research Methods in Quantitative Economics" at the Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, Dec. 18, 2009 - Jan. 7, 2010.

Presented a paper at a conference on “Issues on Globalization and Sustainability” at University of Calcutta, December 23, 2009.

Presented a paper at an international conference to celebrate the 90th birthday of Dr. C.R. Rao, Indian Statistical Institute, January 12, 2010.

Presented a paper at a workshop to honor Sir Clive Granger, Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, January 12, 2010.

Presented a paper and a discussant at CES-ifo Area Conference on Macro, Money & International Finance, Munich, February 26-27, 2010.

Discussant at the 6th Workshop on Forecasting Techniques: Forecasting, Real Time, and Survey Data, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, March 5-6, 2010.

Guest Lecturer, Summer Workshop on "Expectations and Expectation Formation in Financial Markets", ZEW: Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, Germany. June 14-17, 2010.

Presented a paper at the 30th International Symposium on Forecasting (San Diego), June 20-23, 2010.

Presented two papers at the 15th African Econometric Association Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, July 7-9, 2010.

Presented a paper at the 10th Econometric Society World Congress, Shanghai, August 17-21.

Presented an invited paper at the Third International Seminar on Early Warning and Business Cycle Indicators, Moscow, Russia 17-19 November 2010.

Chair of a session "Monetary Policy and the Term Structure of Forecasts," American Economic Association Annual Meetings, Denver, Jan. 6-9, 2011.

Invited discussant, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics Invited Paper: Forecast Rationality Tests Based on Multi-Horizon Bounds, Econometric Society Meetings, Denver, Jan. 6-9, 2011.

Invited paper, 7th International Institute of Forecasters' Workshop on Flash Indicators, Verbier ( Switzerland), Jan. 21-22, 2011.

Invited discussant, Seventh ECB Workshop on Forecasting Techniques: New directions for forecasting, Frankfurt am Main, May 4-5, 2012

Keynote speaker, ZEW Conference "The Role of Expectations in Financial Markets", Mannheim/Germany on May 10-11, 2012.

Invited discussant, Deutsche Bundesbankifo Institute workshop on “Uncertainty and Forecasting in Macroeconomics”, June 1-2, 2012, Eltville am Rhein, Germany.

Invited paper “The Impact of Reporting Bias on the Measurement of Socioeconomic Health Inequalities in the U.S.” (with P. Noroski). The Royal Statistical Society: 2012 International Conference, Telford, UK, 3-6 September, 2012.

Discussant, 2012 Annual Health Econometrics Workshop (AHEW) 2012 Annual Health Econometrics Workshop (AHEW), Roosevelt Institute, Hunter College, New York, Sept 27-29, 2012.

Bank of France Conference on Global Spillovers, May 29-30, 2013.

Participant, 33rd International Symposium on Forecasting, Seoul, Korea, June 23-26, 2013.

Seminar at Hosei University Graduate school, Tokyo, June 27, 2013.

Seminar presented at Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank of Japan, June 28, 2013.