We are pleased to announce that distinguished colleague John Rust will join the conference as keynote speaker:
John Rust is professor of economics at the Georgetown University. Before joining Georgetown University, he taught at the University of Wisconsin, Yale University and University of Maryland. He has published many papers in the most of the top economic journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Review of Economic Studies. He has also served as the associate editor at top journals such as Econometrica and Journal of Econometrics, and as the Co-Editor at Journal of Applied Econometrics. Professor Rust is the best known as one of the founding fathers of the structural estimation of dynamic discrete choice models and the developer of the nested fixed point maximum likelihood estimator which is widely used in structural econometrics. He published papers on broad range of topics such as social security, retirement, disability insurance, nuclear power industry, real estate economics, rental car industry, transportation research, auction markets, computational economics, and dynamic games. He holds a PhD in economics from MIT.