Welcome to the Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society on econometric analysis and policy challenges in Africa, hosted by the Ethiopian Economics Association. We are very pleased to announce that as from this year the African Econometric Society is transitioning into the Africa Region Chapter of the Econometric Society, so the conference will be the Africa Regional Conference of the Econometric Society.
The 19th Annual Meeting will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the EEA Building from 16 – 18 July, 2014. The conference will cover various fields of economics:
- Econometric theory
- Applied econometrics
- Economic modelling
- Quantitative and non-quantitative economic analysis, and
- a wide range of related topics.
Internationally renowned econometricians delivered keynote speeches at the previous conferences organized by the AES. Past Keynote speakers included: Peter Phillips, Soren Johansen, David Hendry, Arnold Zellner, Hashem Pesaran, Badi Baltagi, Richard Blundell, John Moore, Abhijit Banerjee, Nour Meddahi, Kaddour Hadri and Jushan Bai among others.
Organizers invite abstracts of papers to be presented in the conference. Papers are expected to cover diverse fields in econometric theory as well as applied econometrics, economic modelling, economic analysis, and a large range of related topics in applied economics and statistics.
The abstracts submitted should be less than 700 words (approximately two pages). The submission should include the title of the research paper, JEL classification numbers matching the research, the author(s) and corresponding author contact information (mailing address, phone, fax and email address). In the abstract, clearly describe the research questions being addressed, the methodology and expected results and conclusion. Abstracts must be prepared in standard MS Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF format. At least one author of an accepted paper must pay the registration fee and attend the conference. The abstract should reach the organizers before 7th March 2014 or electronically sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors will be notified on the status of their papers by 11th April, 2014. Full length papers for accepted abstracts are due by 3rd June, 2014 at the latest.
Grants will be availed to young African researchers who wish to present papers during the conference. The allocation of the grants will however be on a competitive basis and applications will be evaluated by a review committee. The grants will cover travel and accommodation expenses. Applications for grants should be sent by 7th March 2014 and should be accompanied by the applicant’s CV and detailed abstract. Selected applicants will be informed by end of March 2014.
This first call for papers is also available as a PDF download.
More information on conference logistics, venue, and registration are available here. Browse the website for more information on the organisation and its activities and for more information about previous conferences.
Organised by the African Econometrics Society in collaboration with the Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)