Dr. Mehmet Ugur and the University of Greenwich will host our 2013 Colloquium! September 5-7, 2013.
A major goal in scientific research is to assess the state of cumulative knowledge and ask new questions that will expand the boundary of what we know. Developments in meta-analysis have given researchers more sophisticated tools to synthesize,evaluate, and explain quantitative research findings.
The Seventh Annual MAER-Net Colloquium will be atthe University of Greenwich from 5 – 7 September 2013.
MAER-NetColloquia brings together meta-analysis studies in Economics, Public Policy,Resource Management, International Development, Business and Management and Finance with a view to contribute to existing knowledge, method development andevidence-based policy and practice.
We welcome submissions of paper and panel proposals in all the areas above. We also welcome paper and panel proposals on a number of themes highlighted for the 2013 Colloquium at Greenwich: the relationship between innovation and performance at the firm, industry or macro levels; the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance; the effects of financial crises on growth and employment; and the determinants of poverty alleviation and persistence.
We encourage submissions of new papers, work in progress, tools under development,as well as research by PhD students. MAER-Net is committed to serve as a clearinghouse for research in meta-analysis and to improve the communication among scholars in this rapidly growing field.
For proposal submissions and further information on the 2013 Colloquium, please follow the link below.
Please note that there will be a one-day training workshop for Ph.D. students and new researchers in meta-analysis. The Journal of Economic Surveys, DFID and the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations Economics Methods Group (CCEMG) will support the training workshop. We will be grateful if you could bring this to the attention of research students and new researchers interested in meta-analysis and meta-regression analysis.
Link for paper and panel proposal submission
We look forward to receiving your proposals, which will be reviewed and decided upon within 2 weeks of receipt.
The food, the accommodations, and the location (at a yacht club on the Indian Ocean) of the 2012 MAER-Net Colloquium were all truly wonderful! Margaret has set a standard of excellence unlikely to be surpassed by future colloquia. Thanks Margaret!!
Oh, the presentations were excellent, and the discussions that they stimulated were also fun and very insightful, typical at MAER-Net colloquia.
Highlights include: the dancing p-values, Tomas and Zuzana’s daunting ‘Tower of Research,’ Randy’s Meta-Workshop, Patrice’s beautiful French, and Chris’s bad jokes. Those who could not make this trip missed a good one!
During the open forum, Jacques and others brought up the issue of whether MAER-Net should develop quality standards for conducting MRAs in economics, and a few specific guidelines were discussed. Thus began our 'Perth Protocol' initiative! See the link to MAER-Net Reporting Standards Discussion for our wider discussion of MAER-Net’s draft reporting guidelines. We hope to have a consensus statement regarding these reporting guidelines published in the Journal of Economic Surveys soon.
Thanks Again to Dr. Margaret Giles and to everyone who made the long, but worthwhile, trip.
And, there were birthdays and anniversaries ending in 0. Barb had to stand in for Connie and Ann. We all must make our sacrifices for the greater good of MAER-Net.
2011 MAER-Net Colloquium in Cambridge
The fifth annual MAER-Net colloquium was another Big success, thanks to all of the participants and Wolfson College!! 35 presenters came from all the continents to Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK, Sept 16-18—see program. This year the presentations were very diverse and stimulated rich discussions among economists, statisticians, and systematic reviewers. MAER-Net’s Cambridge Colloquium has set new standards for the future systematic review of econometric research and a new benchmark for fun for future Colloquia. Thanks again to everyone! We hope to see you in Perth next year and Greenwich in 2013.
Links to Colloquium papers: