Graduate Mini Course

Every year, a visiting professor is invited to the SFU Burnaby campus to teach a short course on a specialized subject in their field of expertise. It is a unique opportunity for graduate students to learn from some of the world's top scholars.

Spring 2022 

"Machine Learning for Microeconometrics" by Colin Cameron, University of California - Davis

Colin Cameron is professor of economics at the University of California, Davis. He is also a member of the UCD Graduate Group in Statistics, a faculty member of the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at UC Davis, serves on several university committees, and is a Visiting Professor at the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. He is associate editor of The Stata Journal. Dr. Cameron is the co-author of three graduate-level books in microeconometrics methods (Microeconometrics: Methods and ApplicationsMicroeconometrics using Stata, and Regression Analysis of Count Data) and has presented many short courses around the world.

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Spring 2022 Schedule

  • Tuesday, May 10th: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 11th: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Thursday, May 12th: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Friday, May 13th: 10:30am - 12:30pm 

Location: WMC 3611


The mini course is open to all economics graduate students.

Graduate students outside the Economics Department are welcome to attend (space permitting). Contact the Graduate Chair at  

Past mini courses

2019 - Ian Crawford (University of Oxford)

"Empirical Revealed Preference" 
* 2019 Ian Crawford mini course.pdf
Presentation slides

2018 - Arthur Lewbel (Boston College)

"The Identification Zoom - Meanings of Identification in Econometrics" 
* 2018 Arthur Lewbel_Part1.pdf
Presentation slides
* 2018 Arthur Lewbel_Part2.pdf
Presentation slides
* 2018 Arthur Lewbel_Part3.pdf
Presentation slides

2016 - Randall Wright (University of Wisconsin)

"Liquidity: A New Monetarist Perspective"

 2015 - Robert Feenstra (UC Davis)

"International Economics and Trade"

2014 - David Figlio (Northwestern University)

2012 - Jeff Smith (University of Michigan)

2010 - Arthur Lewbel (Boston College)

"Nonparametrics for Noneconometricians"
* 2010 Arthur Lewbel.pdf
Presentation slides

2009 - Klaus Schmidt (University of Munich)

2009 - Kevin Milligan (UBC)

2008 - John Abowd (Cornell University)

2007 - Randall Wright (University of Pennsylvania)

2006 - Randall Wright (University of Pennsylvania)