The Econometrics Game

The Econometrics Game is a competition where teams are given a dataset and 14 hours to devise and answer a question of economic importance. Each team must then write a comprehensive research paper. The teams judged to have the best papers are then selected to present their findings in front of a panel of judges (which in the past has included Nobel Prize winning economists). In addition to a dinner with the judges, the top team will receive iPads. The second place team will receive kindles. All teams who make it to the final round will receive signed copies of a book written by a UChicago professor.

Location

Saieh Hall for Economics
5757 S University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Rooms 021 and 146

Countdown to the Game

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Saturday April 13 Schedule

9:00am - 9:15am

Teams gather in room 146 to check in, receive the prompt, and eat breakfast.

9:30am - 12:00pm

Teams are free to work in either lecture hall or in one of the common spaces in the building on their paper.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Lunch is served in SHFE 146. Teams are free to “roll through” and then get back to work!

12:30pm - 6:00pm

Teams are free to work in either lecture hall or in one of the common spaces in the building on their paper.

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Teams give preliminary presentations in either room 021 or room 146 to receive feedback from University of Chicago Economics Lecturers. These presentations are limited to 5 minutes per team and are meant to be only a brief overview of the direction of the paper.

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Teams are free to work in either lecture hall or in one of the common spaces in the building on their paper.

11:00pm

Final papers must be submitted by email. Details to come on submission process. Papers will be reviewed overnight and finalists will be selected to present in the morning.

Sunday April 14 Schedule

8:00am

Finalist teams are announced.

9:00am - 10:00am

Teams gather in room 021 to eat breakfast and network with representatives from Cornerstone and Brattle as well as University of Chicago professors. 

10:00am - 12:00pm

Finalist teams each give 20 minute presentations of their paper follows by questions from our judges.

12:30pm

Judges announce the first, second, and third place teams.

Our Judges

Stéphane Bonhomme

Stéphane Bonhomme

Professor In Economics

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Past Competitions

2018 Econometrics Game

2016 Econometrics Game

2017 Econometrics Game

2015 Econometrics Game

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