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,, and


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.


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

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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


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.

2012 MAER-Net Colloquium


Location: Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

At a yacht club on the Indian Ocean, the 2012 MAER-Net Colloquium was all truly wonderful! Thanks Again to Dr. Margaret Giles and to everyone who made the long, but worthwhile, trip. 


2011 MAER-Net Colloquium


Location: Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Date: September 16 -18, 2011

Program: Here

35 presenters came from all continents to Wolfson College.


2010 MAER-Net Colloquium

Location: Hendrix College, Conway, US

Date: October 1 - 2, 2010

Program: Here

Thanks to all of the participants, Hendrix College, Bill and Connie Bowen and to the many Hendrix students who participated and made it possible.


2009 MAER-Net Colloquium

Location: ​Oregon State University, Corvallis, United States

Date: October 1 - 3, 2009

Program: Here

Dr. Randy Rosenberger earned our everlasting gratitude for his generous and meticulous hospitality at the 2009 MAER-Net Colloquium at Oregon State University. Judging by the smiles, fruitful discussions and laughter, the Oregon State University MAER-Net Colloquium was another big success.  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 at dinner. A special note of thanks goes to US EPA for their funding of the workshop.


2008 Workshop on Meta-Analysis in Economics and Commerce


Location: Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Date: November 28, 2008

Program: Here

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.

2008 MAER-Net Colloquium

Location: Nancy-Université, Nancy, France

Date: 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. 


2007 Aarhus Colloquium of Meta-Analysis in Economics

Location: Aarhus University

Program: Here

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!

2002 MASTER-point Colloquium of Meta-Analysis in Economics

Location: University of Amsterdam

Program: Here

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 set a very high standard of intellectual and collegial interactions, which solidified a core of international scholars interested in meta-analysis in economics.