The African Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics. Members of the society are associated with academic institutions, and the private and public sectors who share the goal of advancing econometric research, especially but not limited to African themes.
The 18th Annual Conference of the African Econometric Society (AES) will be held in Accra, at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana, for three days from 24th to 26th July, 2013.
The conference will cover various fields of economics: applied econometrics, economic modelling, quantitative and non-quantitative economic analysis, and a large range of related topics. Emphasis will be on the relevancy of policy modelling in an uncertain world, with specific applications to Africa.
Previous keynote speakers include: 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. The following distinguished keynote speakers will address the AES 2013 conference:
- Lemma Senbet (Incoming Director of African Economic Research Consortium)
- Joon Park (Indiana University, USA)
- Yoosoon Chang (Indiana University, USA)
- Yaw Nyarko (Director, NYU Centre for Technology and Economic Development)
- Agustin Fosu (Deputy Director, UNU WIDER)
- Minister of Finance, Ghana
We 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 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 is due by 4th March 2013 and can be submitted electronically to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors will be notified on the status of their papers by 8th April, 2013. Full length papers for accepted abstracts are due by 3rd June, 2013 at the latest.
• US$ 120 for early registration, before May 14th, 2013
• US$ 150 for registration after May 14th, 2013
• Paper presenting graduate students will pay a special registration fee of US$ 25.
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 and selected applicants will be informed by end of March 2013. Applications for grants should be sent by 4th March 2013 and should be accompanied by the applicant’s CV and detailed abstract.
More information on conference logistics, venue, and registration is 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, with support from:
African Development Institute at the African Development Bank
The Econometric Society
University of Ghana
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Department of Economics, University of Ghana
NYU Centre for Technology and Economic Development
Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)
Bank of Ghana