Winning Comment – Day 2

18 11 2011

Image of medalWe’re delighted to announce the winner of the second “comment of the day” award: Margaret Giles, who commented on Kip Vicusi’s paper Value of Statistical Life.

Margaret makes excellent comments on Kip Viscusi’s paper. She has also received a  reply from Tom Stanley on the relevance of meta-analysis to the questions she raised and has made a number of highly relevant comments on a number of papers. We thank Margaret for being such an active delegate of the conference!

Congratulations to Margaret Giles, who receives $75/£50 worth of Wiley books.





Workshop paper: What’s an Economics Seminar Worth?

18 11 2011

Image of silver starAuthors: Etienne Farvaque and Hakim Hammadou, University of Lille

Full title: What’s an Economics Seminar Worth? Information Authors and Organizers should know

PDF iconTo read this paper, a new addition to our initial programme, click on the PDF link below. Read the rest of this entry »





Paper: Models of Regional Growth

18 11 2011

Image of yellow starAuthor: Richard Harris, University of Glasgow

Full title: Models of Regional Growth: Past, Present and Future

PDF iconTo read our final conference paper, by Richard Harris, click on the PDF link below.

Conference paper: Models of Regional Growth

The two commentaries in response to Prof. Harris’ paper are by Mark Roberts, University of Cambridge, and Stefano Usai, University of Cagliari. Read the rest of this entry »





Reminder: Register for Certificate of Attendance

18 11 2011

Image of checked boxIt’s still not too late to register “officially” for the conference, even if you’ve already been taking part in the conference. If you register and take part in next week’s post-conference survey, you will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance. If you have not yet registered, we encourage you to sign up here.





Keynote: Trends in Econometrics

18 11 2011

Image of red starSpeaker: David Hendry, University of Oxford

Full title: Current & Future Trends in Econometrics

Image of David HendryTo watch Prof. Hendry’s keynote lecture, click on the “play” button below.

A virtual issue of journal articles has been released to coincide with Prof. Hendry’s keynote; the virtual issue on econometrics is available now.

We are also publishing two invited commentaries in response to the keynote, by Neil Ericsson, Federal Reserve, and Katarina Juselius, University of Copenhagen. Read the rest of this entry »





Today’s sessions – Friday

18 11 2011

“Communications with Economists” closes today with a final programme of keynotes, papers, commentaries, workshops, discounts, prizes and more.

Keynote address

09:00 Image of red star Current & Future Trends in Econometrics
Sir David Hendry, University of Oxford

Conference paper, with invited commentaries

12:00 Image of yellow star Models of Regional Growth: Past, Present and Future
Richard Harris, University of Glasgow

Publishing Workshops

14:00 Image of silver star Bibliometrics / Rankometrics
Les Oxley, University of Canterbury
17:00 Image of silver star The Future of Publishing
Philip Carpenter, Wiley-Blackwell

We are also pleased to announce an additional workshop paper that is being made freely available today:

12:00 Image of silver star What’s an Economics Seminar Worth?
Etienne Farvaque and Hakim Hammadou, University of Lille

And that brings us to the close of the conference, with just a few more posts during the day interspersped among our primary programme. Thanks for joining us!





The Wrap – Day 2

17 11 2011

Picture of newspapersThis is the last post on the second day of the conference, but we’ll continue to moderate and approve comments throughout the day and night. A preview of day 3 will be up in a couple of hours and then the final keynote is released at 09.00 GMT.

The first two days have been phenomenally successful – more than 4,500 page views and 140+comments – and we hope they have also been enjoyable for all delegates. We would like once again to express our gratitude to everyone who has participated and made the conference possible.

Today’s summary of events follows: Read the rest of this entry »