Conference Diary

The full Conference Diary listing can be found in the print version of the current RES Newsletter.  Please send details of conferences/workshops which may be of interest to our members to the RES Office.

2014

Calls for Papers/Contributions

Call for Papers - deadline for submissions 15 August 2014
New Research in the Economics of Educational and Skills Mismatch
Conference 13-14 October 2014

The Scottish Institute for Research in Economics, the University of Aberdeen Business School and Centre for European Labour Market Research are sponsoring a two-day conference on the economics of educational and skills mismatch to be held at the University of Aberdeen on 13-14 October 2014.

Innovative theoretical and empirical contributions are invited with a focus on the reliability of measuring match quality, theoretical approaches to explaining mismatch, the determinants and consequences of mismatch for individuals and firms and the extent of mismatch during the financial crisis.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Peter Kuhn, University of California, Santa Barbara and Professor Michael Sattinger, State University of New York at Albany.

If you are interested in presenting, please send an extended abstract (preferably a full draft paper) to Dr Harminder Battu, the conference organiser, at h.battu@abdn.ac.uk. The deadline for submissions is 15 August 2014. Authors of selected papers will be notified no later than the 29th of August.

Please feel free to contact Dr Battu at h.battu@abdn.ac.uk or at 44-(0)1224-272718 with any questions.

Conferences & Workshops

August

21 July - 8th August
Coventry, UK

Warwick Economics Summer School.  The Department of Economics at The University of Warwick (Coventry) is launching its first Warwick Economics Summer School, a three week programme which will run from July 21st – August 8th 2014. The Summer School is aimed at current undergraduates studying Economics and the courses available will be taught by world leading Economists including Nick Crafts, Andrew Oswald and Ariel Rubinstein. There is also an inspirational programme of evening speakers including Lord Gus O'Donnell, the former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the UK Civil Service and Lord Robert Skidelsky. It is an excellent opportunity for students to further enhance their skills and knowledge in Economics through studying at one of the leading Economics departments in Europe.

Courses include Core Courses, Specialist Courses and Principles of Economics, taught in a non-technical way, to provide the fundamental principles of Economics to anyone curious about Economics.

To apply or for further details go to the website: www.warwick.ac.uk/wess

September

September 1-5

London, UK

The Stata Autumn School at Cass Business School, London, comprises a series of five, advanced 1-day courses delivered by experienced biostatisticians from the London School of Hyigene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM): Dr. Jonathan Bartlett, Dr. Ula Nur and Dr. Bianca De Stavola. Each course will include an initial introduction to the topic followed by hands-on examples. There will also be plenty of time dedicated to interpretation of the results, discussion of assumptions and comparison of approaches.
This is a great opportunity for students, academics and professionals to expand their statistical skills and learn how they can apply statistics from biostatisticians at the forefront of their specialist fields.

Full course information including price and registration from official Stata distributors TImberlake:

September 3

Norwich, UK

When Student Confidence Clicks: Academic Self-Efficacy and Learning in Higher Education.
Free Project Workshop aimed at teachers and academic developers in HE.

Venue: UEA campus – Norwich, UK
Date and Time: Wed 3 Sep 2014 – 10am-4pm
Full details and a link to the registration form for the Project Workshop are available from the Project Website: https://sites.google.com/site/fabioarico/hea_tdg
or by contacting the Workshop organiser Dr Fabio Arico email F.Arico@uea.ac.uk.
URL: https://sites.google.com/site/fabioarico/hea_tdg

September 11-12
London, UK

20th London Stata Users Group Meeting
The Stata Users Group Meeting is a two-day international conference where the use of Stata is discussed across a wide-ranging breadth of fields and environments. Established in 1995, the UK meeting is the longest-running series of Stata Users Group Meetings. The meeting is open to everyone. In past years, participants have travelled from around the world to attend the event. Representatives from StataCorp will also be in attendance.

To register, contact us either by email: info@timberlake.co.uk, phone: +44 (0) 20 8697 3377 or by visiting us online: www.timberlake.co .uk

September 17-19
Durham, UK


Money, Macro and Finance Research Group 46th Annual Conference
Invited Speakers Douglas Gale (Imperial College London) Seppo Honkapohja (Bank of Finland) Rafael Wouters (National Bank of Belgium)
MMF Special Lecture Mike Wickens (University of York)
Special Policy Session Scottish Independence Referendum
Special Session Human Capital and Growth
Further information is available through the conference website at http://www.mmf2014.org

September 17-19, 2014

Oxford, UK

Second Conference on "Rational Inattention and Related Theories”.
The conference is organised by Martin Ellison, Filip Matejka, and Tim Willems. Confirmed participants include Fernando Alvarez (U of Chicago), Andrew Caplin (NYU), Chris Sims (Princeton), and Mirko Wiederholt (Goethe University Frankfurt).
Info: ri2conference@gmail.com
Weblink: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~exet2581/ri2conference.pdf

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