Professor Qi Li was invited to be one of two keynote speakers at the Canadian Econometrician Study Group (CESG) annual meeting held at the University of Guelph in Toronto, Canada. This high profile meeting gathered more than 50 econometricians from all over the world, including Canada, the United States, Asia, and Europe. The theme of the conference was “Development and Economic Application of Flexible and Non-linear Econometric Models.”
The other keynote speaker at CESG 2015 was Professor Donald Andrews from Yale University. Professor Andrews is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and is often considered to be the top theoretical econometrician in the world today.
The title of Professor Li’s keynote speech at the September 2015 conference was “Detecting Financial Data Dependence Structure by Averaging Mixture Copulas.” Qi is recognized as one of the premier theoretical econometricians in the world, having published more 130 published papers in top economic and statistical journals. He is particularly well-known for his fundamental and influential contributions to nonparametric econometric modeling.