UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Bringing Statistical Methodology to Big Data Problems in Agricultural and Environmental Economics Workshop

May 24, 2019

Update: slides available to UC Davis researchers on Box.


The workshop is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 24, 2019, in the ARE Library (SS&H 4101).

Organizing Committee: Alexander Aue, Dalia Ghanem, Aaron Smith

The agenda is below.

9:30-10:25amIntroductory Session
Introduction to data and economic questionsAaron Smith
Introduction to functional data analysisAlex Aue
10:30am-12:00pmSpatiotemporal Data in Agriculture
From adaptive binning to splines: experimenting with the FDA toolbox for the yield-temperature relationshipMatthieu Stigler
Choosing from competing models using the minimum description length principle: from time series change point detection to image segmentation to texture simulationThomas Lee
DiscussionZhenyu Wei
1:30-3:00pmHigh-Dimensional Problems in Energy Economics
Residential building codes do save energy: Evidence from hourly smart-meter dataAaron Smith
Addressing the challenge of testing high-dimensional general linear hypotheses through spectral shrinkageDebashis Paul
DiscussionTakuya Ura
3:00-3:30pmCoffee Break
3:30-5:30pmMixed-Frequency Data Problems in Climate Science
Climate econometrics: Can the panel approach account for long-run adaptation?Pierre Merel
Applying big data analysis to understand climate change impactsFrances Moore
Spatial field reconstructions and analysis of extremes with applications to environmental sciencesBala Rajaratnam
DiscussionDalia Ghanem

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