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T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S

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CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF * Call For Papers

PROFESSOR ADRIAN PAGAN

 

2009 AUSTRALASIAN MEETING * Call For Papers

OF THE ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY

 

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM CONFERENCE * Reminder:

ON HOUSING AND MORTGAGE MARKETS Call For Papers

 

INNOVATION AND WEALTH CREATION * Call For Papers

IN LATIN AMERICA - 2009 BALAS

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY * Ph.D. Scholarships

 

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL * Information Research

Specialist

 

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAT * Professor of Statistics,

TUBINGEN Econometrics and

Quantitative Methods

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS

 

CONFERENCE IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR ADRIAN PAGAN

 

Sydney, July 13th-14th 2009

 

 

In July 2009 a two-day conference in Sydney will celebrate

the work of Professor Adrian Pagan. Professor Pagan's work

has had great impact on econometrics and applied

macroeconomics, and we invite papers which contribute in

either of those streams for presentation at the conference.

 

 

CONFERENCE DETAILS:

 

Invited keynotes will be given by Professor Hashem Pesaran

and Professor Pravin Trivedi. The conference will follow

immediately from the Econometric Society Australasian

Meetings 2009 (ESAM09), to be held at the Australian

National University, see:

 

esam09.anu.edu.au

 

for details. Prospective contributors to both conferences

should make separate submissions (of different papers) to

each conference, because the conference organisers will not

consider the same paper for presentation at both

conferences.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSIONS:

 

The submission deadlines for both ESAM09 and the conference

in honour of Adrian Pagan are:

 

Final submission date: 6 March 2009

 

Notification of successful papers: 3 April 2009

 

The academic program committee for the Conference in Honour

of Professor Adrian Pagan is coordinated by:

 

Mardi Dungey

Email: MAILTO:m.dungey@cerf.cam.ac.uk

 

with administrative support from:

 

Nicole Mies

Email: MAILTO:Nicole.Mies@anu.edu.au

 

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

 

The organising committee consists of Heather Anderson

(ANU), Trevor Breusch (ANU), Mardi Dungey (UTas and

Cambridge), Renee Fry (ANU), Tony Hall (UTS), Don Harding

(LaTrobe), Stan Hurn (QUT), Chris Kent (RBA), Robert Kohn

(UNSW), Warwick McKibbin (ANU) and Frank Vella

(Georgetown). We are very grateful for financial support

from the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (ANU),

QUT, UNSW and the Reserve Banks of Australia and New

Zealand.

 

 

REGISTRATION:

 

Participation will be limited due to the size of the venue.

Registration will be available from December 2008. Please

check the link to the Pagan Conference at:

 

cama.anu.edu.au

 

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

 

Email submissions for the Conference in Honour of Professor

Adrian Pagan directly to:

 

Email: MAILTO:m.dungey@cerf.cam.ac.uk

 

stating in the subject line 'Pagan conference'.

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

 

2009 AUSTRALASIAN MEETING OF THE ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY

 

July 7th to July 10th

Canberra, Australia

 

 

The Econometric Society Australasian Meeting in 2009

(ESAM09) will be held in Canberra, Australia, from July 7th

to July 10th. ESAM09 will be hosted by the College of

Business and Economics at the Australian National

University, and the program committee will be co-chaired by

Heather Anderson and Maria Racionero. The program will

include plenary, invited and contributed sessions in all

fields of economics.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSIONS/REGISTRATION:

 

Prospective contributors are invited to submit titles and

abstracts of their papers in both theoretical and applied

economics and econometrics by March 6th 2009 via the

conference website at:

 

esam09.anu.edu.au

 

Each person may submit only one paper, or be a co-author on

others providing that they will present no more than one

paper. At least one coauthor must be a member of the

Society or must join prior to submission.

 

The ESAM09 conference website contains details about the

program, invited speakers, the paper submission process and

conference registration.

 

There will be a Conference in honour of Professor Adrian

Pagan, that will be held in Sydney, Australia, on July 13th

and 14th, immediately after ESAM09. Prospective

contributors to both conferences should make separate

submissions (of different papers) to each conference, as

the conference organisers will not consider the same paper

for presentation at both conferences.

 

 

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REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 19

 

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

CONFERENCE ON HOUSING AND MORTGAGE MARKETS

 

December 4-5, 2008

Washington, D.C.

 

 

In the past fifteen years, there have been dramatic changes

in housing and mortgage markets, including broader access

to credit, increased homeownership, high house price

appreciation, and the recent large increase in mortgage

foreclosures. As part of its Homeownership and Mortgage

Initiatives, the Federal Reserve System is sponsoring a

research conference to advance our understanding of the

causes and consequences of these developments as well as

potential policy responses.

 

The program will include presentations of research papers

with discussants and a policy panel that will include

Governor Randall S. Kroszner. Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will

deliver the keynote speech.

 

 

TOPICS:

 

The program committee will consider both theoretical and

empirical submissions and is especially interested in

papers dealing with:

 

1. Household homeownership choices and household mortgage

and other credit decisions;

2. Causes of foreclosures, their implications, and policy

responses;

3. House prices and housing market dynamics;

4. Mortgage financing: originate to distribute and

securitization, successes, failures and solutions.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

 

The submission deadline is September 19, 2008. Papers

should be submitted electronically to:

 

Email: MAILTO:HMconference@rich.frb.org

 

along with your affiliation and email address. Acceptance

decisions will be made by October 3, 2008. Lodging and

economy class travel expenses will be covered for

presenters and discussants.

 

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

 

Frederick T. Furlong (Federal Reserve Bank of San

Francisco)

J. Nellie Liang (Federal Reserve Board)

Christopher J. Mayer (Columbia University)

Edward S. Prescott (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)

Paul S. Willen (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

 

 

CONFERENCE WEBSITE:

 

www.richmondfed.org/research/conferences_and_events/housing_and_mortgage/index.cfm

 

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS

 

25TH ANNIVERSARY

 

THE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (BALAS)

 

INNOVATION AND WEALTH CREATION IN LATIN AMERICA

2009 BALAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

April 1-3 2009

 

Hosted by Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

 

Paper Submission Deadline: November 1st, 2008

 

 

Innovation is a mechanism to transform the challenges faced

by many countries and regions into opportunities. The BALAS

Conference will discuss innovation as a source of

integration, development, and aggregate value, towards the

creation of new markets to generate income and wealth.

 

To be part of this discussion, BALAS invites you to submit

papers that study the main components that lead toward

innovation in its different stages and scopes culminating

in new business models and strategies. The creation of new

products, services and processes; the implementation of new

organizational models at large and SMEs; the development of

new distribution channels; and many other innovations are

ways to create areas of opportunity and impetus toward the

development in Latin America.

 

 

CONFERENCE THEME TRACKS:

 

In addition to these topics, the BALAS conference welcomes

all papers related to the business and economic environment

of Latin America and the Caribbean in the following tracks:

 

- Innovation, Technology and Patents

- SME Development

- New Market Creation

- Sustainable Development

 

 

GENERAL LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS TRACKS:

 

- Accounting, Taxation, and Management Information and

Control Systems

- Economic Environment and Regional Integration

- Entrepreneurship

- Human Resource Management

- Strategies for Global Competitiveness

- Culture, Social, and Ethical Issues

- Marketing Management

- Consumer Behavior

- Corporate Finance

- Financial Markets, Investment and Risk Management

- Information Technology Management

- Supply-Chain and Operations Management

- Educational Management and Teaching Cases

 

 

REGISTRATION/FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

For submission, registration, and local information please

go to:

 

www.balas.org

 

CONTACT: Program Chair: Raul Montalvo

Tecnologico de Campus Guadalajara

Email: MAILTO:BALAS2009.GDL@servicios.itesm.mx

 

 

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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Melbourne, Australia

 

Ph.D Scholarships

 

 

Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia offers Ph.D

scholarships to international students of outstanding

academic merit. The scholarships will be provided in many

fields including Economics.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Applicants must:

- hold a bachelors degree with first class honours or a

master's degree (with research component);

- not be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or

New Zealand;

- study full-time on campus at Deakin University;

- satisfy all academic requirements for entry to the

doctoral program including English proficiency levels.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Deakin University is committed to be the most progressive

university in Australia and to provide a stimulating

research environment. The Economics discipline at Deakin is

academically extremely strong. Publications of the faculty

include: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica,

Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economics and

Statistics, European Economic Review, Journal of

International Economics, Journal of Public Economics,

Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Journal of

Economic Dynamics and Control, Industrial and Labor

Relations Review, Industrial Relations, American Journal of

Political Science, Journal of International Money and

Finance, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of

Population Economics, Ecological Economics, Journal of

Economic Behavior and Organization, B.E. Journal of

Theoretical Economics, Energy Economics, Public Choice,

Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics,

Canadian Journal of Economics, European Journal of

Political Economy, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and

Statistics, Economic Record, and Theory and Decision, among

many others. The Economics discipline hosts several

Honorary Professors and visitors from all over the world

and has extensive links with international organizations

such as the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, as well

as a number of European, North American and Asian

universities.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS:

 

Deakin academics can provide Ph.D supervision in a wide

range of areas in Economics, including:

 

- Economic Theory

- Economic Dynamics and Control

- International Trade

- Economic Growth and Development

- Labour Economics and Industrial Relations

- Health Economics

- Political Economy

- Public Choice

- Agricultural and Resource Economics

- Applied Econometrics

- Financial Econometrics

 

Scholarships generally include, over the course of three

years, tuition fees, health insurance and a living

allowance. Several teaching and research assistantships are

also available to Ph.D candidates on a casual basis. Thus,

the available financial support should help cover modest

living expenses in Melbourne during the study period.

 

 

ABOUT THE AREA:

 

Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia and is world

renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, world scale events and

festivities, fantastic restaurants, parks and sports clubs,

as well as its close proximity to beautiful landscapes and

countryside.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Those who are interested are encouraged to contact:

 

CONTACT: Associate Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu

Email: MAILTO:mehmet.ulubasoglu@deakin.edu.au

 

by 18 September 2008 with a CV (including three academic

referees) and a research proposal. Successful candidates

will be contacted with further instructions. Eligible

candidates from all over the world are encouraged to

express their interest.

 

 

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HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

Knowledge and Library Services

 

Information Research Specialist

 

 

Applications are invited for an Information Research

Specialist for Baker Research Services, Knowledge and

Library Services, Harvard Business School.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

The position draws on expert-level business-related subject

knowledge and information research methodologies expertise

to support research at the Harvard Business School (HBS).

As part of a team-based service department within Knowledge

and Library Services, works primarily with HBS faculty,

research assistants, and doctoral students to determine

research data and analytical needs and develop plans for

supporting research projects, personally implementing or

managing the implementation of those plans. Responds to

customers' information research needs using electronic,

printed, and other types of information sources.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Researches, identifies, evaluates, obtains, accesses,

interprets, and analyzes text and quantitative information

and data from printed and digital sources, including, but

not limited to: macroeconomic, financial, accounting, and

securities data; and, where appropriate, information

collected from third-party and non-traditional sources.

 

Builds and manages coherent databases, merges data from

multiple sources and formats; performs statistical

analyses; creates spreadsheets, graphs and databases

representing results of research and analyses; consults

with and advises researchers on optimal methodologies and

interpretations of results.

 

Serves as backup to Senior Information Researcher in

providing colleagues and customers with training,

maintenance, and support for specialized research databases

and analytical software in Baker Library Services and the

Division of Research and Faculty Development's Faculty

Research Computing Center.

 

Responsible for completing a varying number of long-term

research projects as well as responding to quick-turnaround

information requests.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

- Masters degree or equivalent graduate education in

Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, or other

relevant discipline. Second Masters degree in related

field highly desirable.

- Minimum 2-4 years of professional-level information

research work experience.

- Broad knowledge of business topics including corporate

finance and accounting; solid understanding of business

and economics concepts and related quantitative measures.

Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common

tools for information access, management, analysis, and

presentation. Demonstrated ability to access and extract

information from data in a variety of formats.

- Record of involvement in empirical investigations in

business and/or economics or research experience in a

large corporate or academic library.

- Demonstrated dedication, flexibility, creativity, and

adaptability in the uses and management of available

resources and in identifying, evaluating, acquiring,

accessing, and employing new resources.

- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and thrive in a

high-paced, changing, collaborative environment. Able to

produce timely, high quality results under pressure.

- Highly developed skills in information organization,

presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer

service; initiative.

- Demonstrated record of managing customer relationships,

setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines, and

sharing workloads and projects with a research team.

- Deep experience using SAS and Excel essential, some

knowledge of STATA and SPSS desirable. Intermediate to

advanced desktop and/or UNIX computer skills.

- Knowledge of standard business research databases,

including COMPUSTAT, CRSP, SDC, Datastream, Bloomberg,

IBES, Morningstar, and Research Insight is desirable.

- Excellent organizational, writing, communication and

interpersonal skills.

- Record of involvement in the mentoring and coaching of

junior research staff and novice researchers.

 

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and

represent our Community Values. They are:

 

- Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of

others.

- Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the

community.

- Accountability for personal behavior.

 

 

SALARY:

 

$70K, depending on qualifications.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

To apply, go to:

 

jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/search_req

 

search for req #35071, and submit cover letter and resume

online.

 

 

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EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAT TUBINGEN

 

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

 

Professor of Statistics, Econometrics and

Quantitative Methods

 

 

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the

Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen invites applications

for a full-time tenured position, Professor of Statistics,

Econometrics and Quantitative Methods.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Candidates are expected to have a strong record of

publications in the relevant peer-reviewed field journals,

as well as extensive academic teaching experience in their

field. The faculty is firmly committed to internationally

visible academic research. Successful candidates are

expected to contribute to this goal through a collaborative

continuation of their research. In addition, they shall

contribute to the teaching capacity of the faculty in its

Bachelor and Master of Science programs, as well as PhD

level teaching.

 

Applicants should have (a) a solid academic qualification

(e.g. PhD, Postdoc [Habilitation]); (b) an outstanding

international reputation in high quality scholarship and

research in the respective areas; (c) a strong record in

attracting research funding and (d) a demonstrated

commitment to excellence in teaching. Non German-speaking

candidates are expected to acquire proficiency in German

over a certain period of time.

 

 

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

Employment will be in accordance with the State on Baden-

Wurttemberg public sector payment schedule (W3), and is

expected to commence on October 1st, 2009. Further details

on the positions and application procedure may be obtained

through the Dean's Office:

 

Tel: +49 (0) 70 71/29 7 25 63

Email: MAILTO:dekan@wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Candidates should send their application (curriculum vitae,

list of publications, list of classes held, and

certificates) until October 6, 2008 to:

 

CONTACT: The Dean of the Faculty of Economics and

Business Administration

Nauklerstrasse 47

D-72074 Tubingen

 

Electronic applications can be sent to the Dean's e-mail

address:

 

Email: MAILTO:dekan@wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de

 

The University of Tubingen is an Equal Opportunity Employer

and seeks to increase the number of its female faculty

members. Therefore, qualified women are strongly encouraged

to apply.

 

In case of equal qualification, disabled candidates will be

given preference.

 

Further information can be found at:

 

www.wiwi.uni-tuebingen.de

 

 

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