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Past Colloquia

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


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!


2017 MAER-Net Colloquium


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.

2016 MAER-Net Colloquium


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.

2015 MAER-Net Colloquium


Location: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Date: September 10 - 12, 2015

Program: Here

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.


Rigorous 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. 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. For more pictures and information, see the conference website.

2014 MAER-Net Colloquium


Location: University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Date: September 11 - 13, 2014

Program: Here

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.

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. 

Thanks to everyone who attended! Although impossible to beat, the Prague Colloquium met the high mark that Athens set.

2013 MAER-Net Colloquium


Location: Greenwich University, London, United Kingdom

Date: September 5 - 7, 2013

Program: Here

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 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.