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Past Colloquia

2022 MAER-Net Colloquium

Location: Kyoto, Japan

Date: October 7 - 8, 2022

Program: Here

The 2022 Kyoto MAER-Net Colloquium was distinguished by many brilliant young researchers giving polished presentations with important research implications, the introduction of new methods, and the routine, insightful, and interdisciplinary discussions. Several members thought this to be the best MAER-Net Colloquium yet. Of special note are: the keynote by Shinichi Nakagawa about what meta-research finds in Ecology and Evolution, the keynote by Chris Doucouliagos on what meta-research tells us about data-sharing journal policy, and Bayesian model averaging for publication bias and meta-analysis offered by Max Maier and František Bartoš. For further information, see the program,  https://doi.org/10.1177/25152459221109259, and https://osf.io/fq6mb/.

 

In addition to creating the perfect spaces and atmosphere for an enlightening research conference, our hosts provided exquisite lunches and dinners that fostered very fun and productive social interactions.  Our sincere thanks go to Kyoto University’s Institute of Economic Research and the meticulous, generous, and gracious planning of the local organizing committee: Satoshi Mizobata, Chishio Furukawa, Ichiro Iwasaki, Xinxin Ma, Shigeki Ono, and Mihoko Satogami. See program. 

 

In spite of the distance and the added restrictions on travel due to COVID, 33 out of 33 presenters were able to share their research with us in person in Kyoto, Japan.  This unlikely occurrence speaks highly of the extraordinary efforts made by the local organizing committee and the great attraction that Kyoto University is to scholars from all over the world. It also does not hurt that Kyoto is a place of outstanding, sublime, and unrivaled cultural significance and beauty.  Although I cannot imagine a superior place to hold our Colloquium or more generous and hospitable hosts, we hope to see you next year on a Mediterranean island, Mallorca, if this is any consolation.  While no substitute, Palma de Mallorca is a historic city with architectural beauty, lovely mountains, and palm-shaded beaches offering refreshing Mediterranean swimming. We hope to see you at Palma de Mallorca, September 21-23, 2023.

2022 Colloquium, Kyoto Univerity

Location: Athens, Greece

Date: October 22 - 23, 2021

Program: Here

The 2021 Athens MAER-Net Colloquium was yet another success: fun, dynamic, and culturally rich. The level of scientific rigor and policy relevance continues to rise. And, the food and wine were excellent, too.

 

In spite of a worldwide pandemic, 41 presenters and 60 participants came together for two days, sharing ideas, promoting science, and extending what we know about economics. We were very happy to see old friends, in person, and to meet so many young researchers, who are making real contributions to meta-analysis and its applications. See the Colloquium's website for more information.

 

A big thank you goes to Professor Michael Chletsos and the University of Piraeus for their flawless hospitality, excellent organization, and the lovely dinner by the seaside. Remind me, why do we hold our Colloquia in other countries? 

We hope to see you next year at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan: Oct 7 & 8, 2022!

2021 MAER-Net Colloquium

2021 Colloquium, University of Piraeus
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Location: Greenwich, London, UK

Date: October 11 - 12, 2019

Program: Here

Fun, informative, and inspiring. Some say that the 2019 Greenwich Colloquium was the best yet. It was especially gratifying to see younger members publishing and being invited to publish in AEA journals. Publication bias has now ‘officially’ been accepted in economics.  The times, they are a changing. 

We are especially grateful to our new members for sharing their ideas, to the keynoters (Sandy Oliver UCL, Institute of Education and Isaiah Andrews, Harvard) for sharing their insights, and to our psychology comrades for expanding our horizons. May this rich cross-fertilization of meta-research bear delicious fruit.

Our deep gratitude goes to Prof. Denise Hawkes and her team for hosting us! 

Thanks to everyone who made the effort to come and to participate, MAER-Net continues to be a vibrant forum in which to share ideas and to advance the social sciences.

Hope to see everyone at Kyoto in 2020.

2019 MAER-Net Colloquium

2019 Colloquium, Greenwich University

2018 MAER-Net Colloquium

Location: Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Date: October 4 - 5, 2018

Program: Here

The 2018 Melbourne MAER-Net Colloquium was yet another success, quite fun and equally enlightening.  At Deakin Downtown, we learned about: new meta-analysis methods, the value of one more valuation study, wage setting institutions, including the communist Chinese party, the big data of research, and how central banks might stimulate the economy by giving everyone free money via debit cards.  From the Arbory to Cookie’s and Deakin Downtown, the Super Normal has become the new normal.  Our big thanks go to everyone who made the effort, shared their remarkable research, and gave insightful comments.  We are also especially appreciative to those who made it this research colloquium possible: Deakin’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, Ingrid Nielsen, the School of Business and Law’s Executive Dean, Mike Ewing, DeLMAR’s Co-Directors, Chris Dubelaar and Chris Doucouliagos and Administrative Officer, Penny Love.  Thanks one and all for a truly rewarding experience that was worth traveling to the Great Southern Land.

We hope to see you next year at Greenwich University, London, UK Oct 11!

2018 Colloquium, Deakin University

2017 MAER-Net Colloquium

2017 Colloquium, Zeppelin University

Location: Zeppelin​ University, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Date: October 4 - 6, 2017

Program: Here

The social, cultural and scientific experience was truly wonderful!  Why are not all economic conferences half as good? Rigorous research presented by young (and somewhat less young) scholars on topics of true scientific importance was the norm. The quality of MAER-Net research keeps rising, as do the numbers of presenters and active participants. We MAER-Net members are truly indebted to Zeppelin University, its administrators, academics, and especially its students.

 

For those who wish to know more, here are the Keynotes by Berkeley's Oxfam Professor Edward Miguel and by Professor Tom Stanley.

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2016 MAER-Net Colloquium

2016 Colloquium, Hendrix College

Location: Hendrix College, Conway, US

Date: September 15 - 17, 2016

Program: Here

Thanks to everyone who travelled from all over the world, the US and Arkansas to share their research and who joined our dynamic and engaging discussions of meta-research.  More than 40 superb presentations by leading scholars and students.

In spite of two full days of pushing the bounds of what we know about economics, business and psychology and discussing the limitations of modern research, much fun was had by all over dinner, drinks, lunch and coffee.