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ESOBE 2017 Maastricht
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ESOBE 2015 Gerzensee
ESOBE 2014 Cergy
ESOBE 2013 Oslo
ESOBE 2012 Vienna
ESOBE 2011 Brussels
ESOBE 2010 Rotterdam

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June 15, 2017 (gk)


Call for Papers: ESOBE 2017 @ Maastricht
ESOBE 2017 will be held on 26-27 October 2017 at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Keynote Speakers:
David Dunson (Duke University)
Michael Smith (Melbourne Business School)
Mattias Villani (Linköping University)
The call for papers is available here.

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ESOBE stands for European Seminar on Bayesian Econometrics. This series of seminars was launched in 2010 with the first meeting in Rotterdam. In recent decades Bayesian econometrics has expanded enormously in areas such as optimal processing of information from different sources, efficient forecasting using sets of models, and measuring policy effectiveness and its associated risk.

The computational revolution in simulation techniques is a key ingredient in this expansion. Empirical applications of Bayesian econometrics deal with issues such as: risk management in international and financial markets, the education effect on income and individual entrepreneurship, measurement of policy effectiveness in the macro and monetary economy and individual decision making in marketing.

The ESOBE meetings have no particular theme but are intended as a discussion forum for new and recent research. Their aim is to bring together researchers and professionals interested in the application of Bayesian inference in economics in relatively small annual workshops that usually take two days.

Upcoming meeting

ESOBE 2017 Maastricht
Maastricht University
School of Business and Economics
October 26th and 27th, 2017
Keynote Speakers:
David Dunson (Duke University)
Michael Smith (Melbourne Business School)
Mattias Villani (Linköping University)
Program chairs: Nalan Basturk and Peter Schotman
Call for papers


Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter
Vienna University of Economics and Business

Gary Koop
University of Strathclyde

Herman K. van Dijk
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Luc Bauwens
Université Catholique de Louvain

Fabio Canova
European University Institute, Florence

Mark Steel
University of Warwick

Past meetings

ESOBE 2016 Italy
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Dates: October 27th and 28th, 2016

ESOBE 2015 Switzerland
Study Center Gerzensee
Dates: October 29th and 30th, 2015
Program chair: Sylvia Kaufmann

ESOBE 2014 France
ESSEC La Defense
Dates: November 6th and 7th, 2014
Program chairs: Jeroen Rombouts and Andras Fulop

ESOBE 2013 Norway
Norges Bank
Dates: August 22th and 23rd, 2013
Program chairs: Herman K. van Dijk and Francesco Ravazzolo

ESOBE 2012 Austria
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Dates: November 1st and 2nd, 2012
Program chair: Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter

ESOBE 2011 Belgium
Université Catholique de Louvain
Program chair: Luc Bauwens

ESOBE 2010 Netherlands
Econometric and Tinbergen Institutes
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Program chairs: Richard Paap and Dennis Fok

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