MAER Network

Past Workshops and Colloquia

MAER-Net International Colloquia

2012 Perth MAER-Net Colloquium


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, since published in the Journal of Economic Surveys.

Thanks Again to Dr. Margaret Giles and to everyone who made the long, but worthwhile, trip.

2011 Cambridge MAER-Net Colloquium


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. 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! 

2010 Hendrix MAER-Net Colloquium

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Hendrix99The fourth annual MAER-Net colloquium was yet another success that generated a lively and insightful discussion among these international researchers and the Hendrix community.  Thanks to all of the participants and Hendrix College! 30 presenters came from all over the world to Hendrix College, Conway Arkansas. Special thanks to Bill and Connie Bowen and to the many Hendrix students who participated and made it possible. 

2009 Oregon State University MAER-Net Colloquium
October 1-3, 2009

Dr. Randy Rosenberger earned our everlasting gratitude for his generous and meticulous hospitality at the 2009 MAER-Net Colloquium at Oregon State University, Oct. 1-3. Judging by the smiles, fruitful discussions and laughter, the Oregon State University MAER-Net Colloquium was another big success. With US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Dr. Rosenberger held an accompanying one-day workshop for novices to learn how to conduct and interpret meta-analyses. Highlights include the sighting of a bobcat in front of the Boy Scout lodge where the banquet was held, and the beautiful sunset over the coastal range seen by all over dinner. The 2009 MAER-Net quote came from Klaus Moeltner, "Model space is pain!" A special note of thanks goes to US EPA for their funding of the workshop.

Workshop international sur la méta-analyse en économie et en sciences de gestion(International Workshop on Meta-Analysis in Economics and Business)

Université Nancy 2
October 17-18, 2008

Professor Patrice Laroche of Nancy-Université generously and graciously hosted our second annual MAER-Net International Colloquium in beautiful Nancy, France. The culture, the food, the ambiance, and the collegiality were truly wonderful. Oh, I should also mention that the paper sessions were consistently of high quality and sparked lively and fruitful discussions. Thoughtful and penetrating discussions of research over French cuisine and Champagne, what’s not to like? Our core members were especially pleased to have so many, very bright, young researchers join our group.



Workshop on Meta-Analysis in Economics and Commerce

Deakin University
November 28, 2009

Deakin University's School of Accounting, Economics and Finance hosted a Workshop on Meta-Analysis in Economics and Commerce, in Melbourne, Australia on November 28, 2008. Fifty professionals from all across the continent came to present and to learn about meta-regression analysis.


Sponsored by Theoretical and Applied Economics Research (TAER) 

Aarhus Colloquium of Meta-Analysis in Economics

sandbjergSandbjergLibAarhus University

In 2007, we had a very successful Colloquium at Sønderborg, Denmark, graciously hosted by Martin Paldam of Aarhus University.

High-quality papers stimulated lively and congenial discussions, both during the seminars and over drinks in the evening. Then, there were the beautiful surroundings, the 18th century Sandbjerg Manor next to the sea and the cognac in the library for evening discussions. Oh the leisure of the theory class!

MASTER-point Colloquium of Meta-Analysis in Economics

University of Amsterdam

Our series of international colloquia on meta-analysis in economics was inaugurated by the 2002 International Colloquium on Meta-Analysis in Economics in Amsterdam. The colloquium was generously hosted by the MASTER-point research group of the Department of Spatial Economics of VU University Amsterdam and organized by Raymond Florax, Angèle Janse and Peter Nijkamp. The MASTER-point colloquium took place in the splendid historic “Maison Descartes”, which dates back to the 17th century when it functioned as a “maison des pauvres orphelins wallons d'Amsterdam”.

There were thirty-six presentations and very productive discussions. The MASTER-point colloquium set a very high standard of intellectual and collegial interactions and established a core of international scholars interested in meta-analysis in economics.