Featured Speakers

The keynote addresses are given by esteemed figures in the field and set out major themes for the conference. There will be two keynote talks at ICES VI, one given by Roberto Rigobon and one by Xiao-Li Meng.

Rigobon is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and a professor of applied economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is an economist with research interests in international economics, monetary economics, and development economics. He is one of two founding members of the Billion Prices Project and will talk at ICES VI about the challenge of developing alternative measures for economic statistics.

Meng, founding editor of the Harvard Data Science Review, is the Whipple V. N. Jones Professor and former chair of statistics at Harvard and former dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). He is well known for his depth and breadth in research, his innovation and passion in pedagogy, and his vision and effectiveness in administration, as well as for his engaging style as a speaker and writer. Meng’s interests range from the theoretical foundations of statistical inferences to statistical methods and computation to applications in natural, social, and medical sciences and engineering. He has received numerous awards, authored more than 120 publications, and delivered more than 400 research presentations and public speeches. He is also the author of “The XL-Files,” a column in the IMS Bulletin.
Roberto Rigobon
Roberto Rigobon



Xiao-Li Meng
Xiao-li Meng

Key Dates

  • January 2, 2019
    Invited Session Proposal Submission Opens
  • June 13, 2019
    Invited Session Proposal Submission Closes
  • July 16, 2019
    Topic Contributed Session Proposal Submission Opens
  • August 15, 2019
    Topic Contributed Session Proposal Submission Closes
  • August 20, 2019
    Software Demonstration Proposal Submission Opens
  • October 16, 2019
    Contributed Abstract Submission Opens
  • December 3, 2019
    Contributed Abstract Submission Closes
  • December 12, 2019
    Software Demonstration Proposal Submission Closes
  • February 11, 2020
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • April 15, 2020
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • May 7, 2020
    Early Registration Deadline
  • May 8, 2020
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • May 22, 2020
    Housing Deadline, 5:00 p.m. ET
  • June 15, 2020 – June 18, 2020
    ICES VI in New Orleans, LA