MAER Network

Workshops and Colloquia


Like the City, the 2015  (Sept 10-12)

Prague Colloquium was fantastic!

Prague GroupPrague 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.PragueGroup2

Rigorous world-class research was presented that has important implications for many practical policy questions and areas of research, including: international PragueGroup3development, 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.

Then 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.CzechBeer

The party continues next year at Hendrix College, USA, Sept 15-17.  We hope to see you there.

Athens Colloquium—Wow, best sums it up!

Athens1Athens Greece (Sept 11-13, 2014)

AthensReception1 What 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!   


Thanks to everyone who attended; we are looking forward to seeing you in Prague next September 10-12.

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. . . Greenwich4 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!