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Third Annual Missouri Economics Conference

April 11-12, 2003
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 third Missouri Economics Conference, which will take place at the University of Missouri on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, 2003.

Kevin Huang (,
Research Division,
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
925 Grand Bld.
Kansas City, Mo.64198

Preference will be given to submitted papers which are finished, but abstracts will be considered.

Keynote Speakers:
William A Barnett, University of Kansas
Philip H. Dybvig, Washington University in St. Louis

Nonpresenters are invited to participate, and everyone must register. To register, send an e-mail to Kevin Huang <> The registration deadline is March 28, 2003. There are no registration fees.

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 Candlewood Suites for conference participants at the rate of $65/night. Guaranteed only through March 17, 2003. Call (573)817-0525 to make reservations

Travel Information:
Driving to the Conference: A map to the University of Missouri, Columbia are posted at

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:

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 <>,
click on "Conferences" and then "Missouri Economics Conference."

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