Second Annual Missouri Economics Conference

April 5 - 6, 2002
University of Missouri—Columbia

The Research Divisions of the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and St. Louis along with the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri—Columbia are pleased to announce the second Missouri Economics Conference, which will take place at the University of Missouri on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, 2002.

Keynote Speakers:
Thomas Hoenig, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
John Geweke, McGregor Chair in Economic Theory, University of Iowa

Registration:
Nonpresenters are invited to participate, and everyone must register. To register, send an e-mail to Mike Dueker <dueker@stls.frb.org> or Patricia Pollard <pollard@stls.frb.org>. The registration deadline is March 22, 2002. There are no registration fees.

Sessions:
Concurrent sessions, lasting either two hours or one hour and 45 minutes, will consist of three papers. Participants will have 30 minutes to present a paper. All sessions will take place at the Memorial Union on campus (Hitt Street between University Avenue and Rollins Street).

Hotel Arrangements:
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Drury Inn, 1000 Knipp Street (one block south of I-70 and Stadium Boulevard). The single rate is $55 per night, and the double rate is $65 per night.
To make a reservation, call the hotel's direct line at (573) 445-1800 and mention the Missouri Economics Conference. Rooms will be held at this rate until 3/21/02.

Travel Information:
Driving to the Conference: A map to the University of Missouri, Columbia are posted at http://map.missouri.edu/.

Flying to the Conference:
The local airport is Columbia Regional Airport. It is generally cheaper to fly to Kansas City (126 miles to the west) or St. Louis (125 miles to the east) and either rent a car or take a shuttle bus. Two shuttle bus companies (the Airport Connection and Tiger Air Express) offer service from the Kansas City and St. Louis airports to Columbia. The roundtrip price for either of these companies is $75.00. Details for the Airport Connection can be found at: http://www.moexpress.com/.

Conference Schedule and Web Site:
The conference will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday and adjourn at approximately 1:30 p.m. Saturday. All activities will take place at the Memorial Union. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday. A reception and dinner will be held on Friday evening.
The conference schedule is posted on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis web site.
Submitted papers will be posted when they become available. Go to <www.research.stlouisfed.org>,
click on "Conferences" and then "Missouri Economics Conference."


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