Like the City, the 2015 (Sept 10-12)
Prague Colloquium was fantastic!
Prague is truly a magical and beautiful city with a long and
rich cultural history, and the beer is good too! The 2015 Colloquium was yet another great
success! Sincere thanks to Charles University, the Czech National Bank, and
especially to our good friends and gracious hosts: Tomáš Havránek, Jan Babecký, Diana
Žigraiová, and Roman Horváth, who made it possible and memorable.
world-class research was presented that has important implications for many practical
policy questions and areas of research, including: international development, monetary
policy, labor market programs, climate change, innovation intervention, trade,
deregulation, income inequality intervention, as well the methods and practice
of economics research and meta-analysis—see program. As in previous MAER-Net
colloquia, new friends were made, new collaborations formed, new insights gained
and new lines of productive research inquiry were revealed.
there was the exquisite Czech food and the tours of the beautiful city and its river. Did I mention that Czech beer is great? For more pictures and information, see the conference website.
party continues next year at Hendrix College, USA, Sept 15-17. We hope to see you there.
best sums it up!
Athens Greece (Sept 11-13, 2014)
can you say about the 2014 MAER-Net Colloquium? Interesting research, informative
and entertaining discussions, great food, new members, beautiful surroundings, old
friends and rich culture; all set next to Athens ancient Acropolis. Wow, best sums it up. Program
We are very grateful
for the hard work and sincere Greek hospitality of George Magonis, George Chortareas,
and the Athens University. Thank you! The
Athens University Museum, our venue, is nestled under the Acropolis with views of the
Parthenon and sunsets over the Aegean.
Beat that Prague!
to everyone who attended; we are looking forward to seeing you in Prague next September
2013 Greenwich Colloquium Huge Success!
In the tradition of Sir Christopher Wren and his Royal Society, the colloquium engendered congenial discussions on important
questions of scientific methods and practice with applications to the practical
affairs of man. Then there was the perfect weather (yes, in the UK), the beautiful buildings, the well-organized meetings, and the fun, informative and inspiring sessions! All happening at an important World Heritage Site. . . Priceless!
MAER-Net has incurred a large debt to Professor Mehmet Ugur and the University of Greenwich's conference team. I cannot think how we can ever repay such a large debt, but then neither can Greece! So let's all just meet next year in Athens Sept 11-14, 2014 to retire old debts and to make new ones. Thanks also to all of the presenters and participants who made this a very rewarding and special colloquium. It is only through the goodwill and brilliance of our members that keeps MAER-Net and meta-regression analysis advancing. Links to the papers and program can be found here. We are looking forward to seeing you in Athens this year!