MAER Network

Workshops and Colloquia

MAER-Net Colloquium 2017

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Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen | Germany | October 12-14 

Deadline for presentation proposals has been extended to June 15th

As meta-analy­sis is gain­ing wider ac­cep­tance in all fields of eco­nomic and so­cial re­search as well as pub­lic pol­icy eval­u­a­tion, in gen­eral, im­por­tant is­sues of its ap­pli­ca­tion, mean­ing and method­ol­ogy nat­u­rally arise. By pro­vid­ing a plat­form for ex­change we want to shed light on the new areas meta-analy­sis can be used in and en­able the par­tic­i­pants to in­ten­sify their own en­deav­ors.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Edward Miguel: the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics in the Department of Economics at University of California, Berkeley, and director of the international initiative for greater transparency among the social sciences—Berkeley Institute for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS).

  • Tom Stanley: the convener of MAER-Net who has been developing meta-regression methods for the last 30 years.  Tom will discuss the current ‘state-of-the-art’ of meta-analysis for economics and business in light of recent developments.

    The 2017 MAER-Net Col­lo­quium will in­tro­duce the nec­es­sary meta-an­a­lytic meth­ods to those par­tic­i­pants new to the field, out­line what has been learned about eco­nom­ics and in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment through meta-re­gres­sion, apply meta-analy­sis across several disciplines, and dis­cuss many of the rel­e­vant pol­icy and busi­ness im­pli­ca­tions. On Oct 12, the day before the Zeppelin Colloquium paper sessions begin, an overview of meta-regression analysis will be given for students and researchers who wish to be introduced to the meta-regression’s core and conventional methods.

    The con­fer­ence will take place from Oc­to­ber 12 to 14, 2017, at Zep­pelin Uni­ver­sity. We expect to host to about 60 re­searches and schol­ars from all over the world, to have in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary dis­cus­sions,  and to interact with approximately 40 pre­sen­ters. Stu­dents and corporate rep­re­sen­ta­tives are cor­dially in­vited. See this flyer for more information and please share it with your students and colleagues.  Also, see Zeppelin University website. 

    Meta-Analy­sis of Eco­nom­ics Re­search Net­work (MAER-Net) is an open in­ter­na­tional net­work of schol­ars com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing eco­nomic and so­cial sci­ences through meta-analy­sis. Please join us at Zeppelin University. 

Abstracts of presentation proposals are due June 1st, They may be up to four pages long. For further information, contact, Tom Stanley, or Jarko Fidrmuc ( ).