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Fourth Annual Missouri Economics Conference

April 2-3, 2004
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 fourth Missouri Economics Conference, which will take place at the University of Missouri on Friday and Saturday, April 2-3, 2004.

Conference Program ( pdf [an error occurred while processing this directive] ), Final 3-10-2004

Joe Haslag (,
Department of Economics
118 Professional Bldg.
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211

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

Keynote Speakers:
Rody Manuelli, University of Wisconsin
Sid Chib, Washington University

Nonpresenters are invited to participate, and everyone must register. To register, send an e-mail to JoAnn Kunza <> There are no registration fees. Attendance is limited by available space and hence all participants must pre-register. Registration deadline so as to be included for luncheons and dinner is March 1, 2004. Late registrations may be accepted if space is available.

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 for conference participants at the rate of $63/night. Guaranteed only through March 19, 2004. Call (573)445-1800 or 1-800-325-0720 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. One shuttle bus companies (the Airport Connection) offer service from the Kansas City and St. Louis airports to Columbia. The roundtrip price is $78.00. Details for the AirportConnection can be found at: Another shuttle bus companies (Tiger Air Express) offer service from the St. Louis airports to Columbia. The roundtrip price is $60.00.

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 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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