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Fifth Annual Missouri Economics Conference

April 1-2, 2005
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 fifth Missouri Economics Conference, which will take place at the University of Missouri on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, 2005.

The deadline to submit papers for the 2005 Missouri Economics Conference has now passed.

Conference Program ( pdf [an error occurred while processing this directive] )

Keynote Speakers:
John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland
Charles Whiteman, University of Iowa

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. The registration deadline to be included for luncheons and dinner is March 7, 2005. Late registrations may be accepted if space is available.

Concurrent sessions will consist of four 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 $72.99/night. Guaranteed only through March 18, 2005. Call (573) 445-1800 or 1-800-325-0720 to make reservations. Please specify the hotel name, Drury Inn-Columbia, and the group name, Missouri Economics Conference.

Travel Information:
Driving to the Conference: A Map to the University of Missouri, Columbia is 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. The Airport Connection shuttle bus offers service from the Kansas City and St. Louis airports to Columbia. The roundtrip price is $82.00. 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 dinner will be held on Friday evening at the Reynolds Alumni Center.

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