The 17th Annual Conference of the African Econometric Society (AES) will be held in Kampala, at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, Uganda, for three days from 25th to 27th July, 2012.
The conference will cover various fields of economics: applied econometrics, economic modeling, quantitative and non-quantitative economic analysis, and a large range of related topics. Emphasis will be on the relevancy of policy modeling in an uncertain world, with specific applications to Africa.
The following distinguished keynote speakers will address the AES 2012 conference:
Kaddour Hadri - the current chairperson of the African Econometrics Society. He is Professor of Economics at Queens University Management School and Research Director for Economics Analysis and Behaviour at Queens University, Belfast.
Victor Murinde - Director, African Development Institute, African Development Bank Group.
Pravin Trivedi - Distinguished Professor and Rudy Professor of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
Elizabeth Asieudu - Director of Research at African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).
Rabah Arezki - Economist at the IMF Institute. During his career at the Fund, he worked in the Fiscal Affairs Department and the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the IMF.
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 modeling, 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 11th February 2012 and can be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or Ssewanyana@eprc.or.ug Authors will be notified on the status of their papers by 30th March 2012. Full length papers for accepted abstracts are due by 15th June, 2012 at the latest.
• US$ 120 for early registration, before May 14th, 2012
• US$ 150 for registration after May 14th, 2012
• 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 2012. Applications for grants should be sent by 11th February 2012 and should be accompanied by the applicant’s CV and detailed abstract.
For more information on the conference logistics, venue, and registration please visit the website: http://www.africametrics.org. Browse the website also for more information on the organisation and its activities and for more information about previous conferences.