May 20, 2018

Sept. 14-16, 2006
Probability-Statistics Days on Lorenz-Gini Type Asymptotic Methods in Statistics and their Applications
held at Carleton University

Location: Laboratory of Research in Statistics and Probability, within School of Mathematics and Statistics

Organizers: Miklós Csörgö
Mohamedou Ould Haye
Barbara Szyszkowicz

Overview of the topic

For a hundred years, the methods proposed by Lorenz and Gini for measuring inequality have enjoyed increased interest and wide applicability in Economics, Social and Medical Sciences. Many indices of inequality, dispersion, etc. in the aforementioned and other areas of application
rely on the Lorenz curve and various extensions and generalizations of the Gini index. Approaches of estimating the curves and indices have been developed by numerous researchers, mostly working in the areas of Probability Theory, Statistics, and Econometrics. Recently, deep and far-reaching results have been obtained to allow for data sets with various structures of dependence. Specifically, we have witnessed the emergence of such important generalizations of Lorenz curves and Gini indices as convexifications of stochastic processes and those allowing for different weights on various parts of the income distribution. Internal and external Research Members of the LRSP (Laboratory of Research in Statistics and Probability, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa) have made considerable contributions to this Lorenz-Gini area.

Aim of the Event

This event aims at providing participants – professors, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, government researchers – with the most advanced probabilistic and statistical inferential results in the area. We expect to attract researchers in Mathematical and Social Sciences.

Format of the Event

We plan that the event will last for two days and a half. Specifically, the first day of lectures to make the audience aware, and familiarize, with manyfold applications of Lorenz-type curves and Gini-type indices. The remaining one day and a half will be devoted to talks on recent developments in the area.

List of Invited Speakers:

  • Emad Aly, Kuwait University, Kuwait.
  • Sandor Csörgö, U. of Szeged, Hungary
  • Youri Davydov, U. of Lillle1, France
  • Joesph Gastwirth, George Washington U., USA.
  • Charles M. Goldie, Sussex, UK
  • Edit Gombay, U. of Alberta, Canada
  • Lajos Horvath, U. of Utah, USA
  • Rafal Kulik, U. of Sydney, Australia
  • Wei-Biao Wu, U. of Chicago, U S A
  • Ricardas Zitikis, U. of Western Ontario, Canada

Registration fees:

Non-students the fee is $40, for students the fee is waived

Accommodation Resources

Participants are asked to make their own accommodation reservations. We are happy to provide the information below to assist in your selection.

B&Bs in the Glebe:

    A Rose on Colonel By
    9 Rosedale Ave., Ottawa (At canal, close to Carleton)
    Tel: (613) 291-7831
    Rates: From $95.00 single, $110 double/ night
    By the Way
    310 First Ave., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 232-6840
    Rates: $70.00 single, $85.00 double/ night
    Alanbury House Bed & Breakfast
    119 Strathcona Ave., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 234-8378
    Rates: From $109.00 to $159.00
    Echo Bank House
    700 Echo Dr., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 730-0254
    Rates: $85.00/night

Hotels (none within walking distance)

    Monterey Inn Resort
    2259 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa
    Tel: (613) 226-5813, 1-800-565-1311 (CAN/USA)
    Rates: From $125.00/ night
    Lord Elgin Hotel
    100 Elgin Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5K8
    Tel: 613-235-3333, toll-free: 1-800-267-4298
    Fax: 613-235-3223
    Rates: $ 113, single/double occupancy
    Blackout: Wnterlude in February, Jun 29/03 - Jul 02/03
    Delta Ottawa
    361 Queen Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7S9
    Tel: 613-238-6000, toll-free: 1-800-268-1133
    Fax: 613-238-2290
    Rates: $ 135, single/double occupancy
    Crowne Plaza Ottawa
    101 Lyon Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 5T9
    Tel: 613-237-3600, toll-free: 1-1-800-227-6963
    Fax: 613-237-2351
    Rates: $ 132, single/double occupancy
    The Westin Ottawa
    11 Colonel By Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1N 9H4
    Tel: 613-560-7000, toll-free: 1-800-937-8461
    Fax: 613-560-2707
    Rates: $ 179, single/double occupancy
    Blackout: December 31
    Les Suites Hotel Ottawa
    130 Besserer Street
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9M9
    Tel: 613-232-2000, toll-free: 1-800-267-1989
    Fax: 613-232-1242
    Rates: $ 134, single/double occupancy
    Blackout: July 1
    Arc The Hotel
    140 Slater Street
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1P 5H6
    Tel: 613-238-2888, toll-free: 1-800-699-2516
    Fax: 613-235-8421
    Rates: $ 135, single/double occupancy

    Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel
    141 Cooper St (East of Elgin St, Downtown)
    Phone 800/563-5634, 613/236-7500
    Fax 613/563-2836
    210 units
    Prices C$99-C$159 (US$71-US$114) double
    Credit Cards AE, DC, MC, V
    In Room Amenities A/C, TV w/pay movies, dataport, kitchen
    facilities, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron
    Parking Parking C$10 (US$7.20)

    Cartier Place Suite Hotel
    180 Cooper St (East of Elgin St, Downtown)
    Ottawa, Ontario,
    From Canada and U.S.: 1-800-236-8399
    In Ottawa: (613) 236-5000
    Fax: (613) 238-3842


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