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Saint-Joseph

Posted in Wines with tags , , , on December 20, 2012 by xi'an

Chicago skyline [finale]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , on November 7, 2012 by xi'an

Chicago skyline (#2)

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , on November 5, 2012 by xi'an

Chicago skyline

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , on November 3, 2012 by xi'an

Art [brut] Institvte of Chicago

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , on November 3, 2012 by xi'an

post-Sandy waterfront

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , on November 1, 2012 by xi'an

a day in Chicago

Posted in pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2012 by xi'an

Another busy day as I visited the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This was my first time visit to this impressive building (and my first visit to Chicago for 25 years…) I actually had to leave Ames at 4:30 (am!) to catch a plane in Des Moines at 6:50 and be at the Chicago Booth before my first appointment at 10… Everything worked out fine, despite the potential for disruption due to the storm Sandy (just spotted a few big waves along the waterfront on my way to the University), and I had a definitely productive sequence of discussions. The talk on ABC was again well-attended and, because this was an econometric seminar (as in Princeton), definitely lively with a flow of questions all along. (There were also a few people from Biology, for whom the focus on our consistency result was presumably less interesting than for econometricians.) As in Ames, I did not manage to reach the part on empirical likelihood. Fodder for another seminar! The day ended by a meal in a superb restaurant with my favourite wine, Saint-Joseph, after which I was ready for a few hours of sleep..! And then a few hours to spend in the Art Institute of Chicago before flying back to Paris. Direct, courtesy of Sandy.