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ESOBE 2019 St Andrews
ESOBE 2018 New Orleans
ESOBE 2017 Maastricht
ESOBE 2016 Venice
ESOBE 2015 Gerzensee
ESOBE 2014 Cergy
ESOBE 2013 Oslo
ESOBE 2012 Vienna
ESOBE 2011 Brussels
ESOBE 2010 Rotterdam

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February 07, 2019 (gk)

Celebrating 10 years of ESOBE @ St Andrews

Call for Papers
ESOBE 2019 St Andrews
University of St Andrews, UK

September 2nd and 3rd, 2019

Keynote Speakers:
Petros Dellaportas (U College London)
Marco Del Negro (Fed New York)
Sylvia Kaufmann (SC Gerzensee)
Veronika Rockova (U Chicago)
Local organizers: Dimitris Korobilis and Katerina Petrova

General Information

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.

ESOBE Mailing List

A moderated, low-frequency mailing list related to Bayesian econometrics and the application of Bayesian statistics in economics, finance, and business has been created. Please go here for more information!


Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter
WU 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

Sylvia Kaufmann
Study Center Gerzensee

Mark Steel
University of Warwick

Past meetings

ESOBE 2018 New Orleans
The New Orleans Branch of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank
Dates: October 11th and 12th, 2018
Program chair: Mark Jensen

ESOBE 2017 The Netherlands
Maastricht University
Dates: October 26th and 27th, 2017
Program chairs: Nalan Basturk and Peter Schotman

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
WU 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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