26th (EC)2 Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Spatial Economics and Econometrics Centre and Heriot-Watt University host the prestigious (EC)2 Conference (European Conferences of the Econom[etr]ics Community) in December 2015.

Dates: 18-19 December 2015

Topic: "Theory and Practice of Spatial Econometrics"

Invited Speakers:

  • Lung-Fei Lee (Ohio State University, USA)
  • Daniel McMillen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Taps Maiti (Michigan State University, USA, and Heriot-Watt University, UK)
  • Ingmar Prucha (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Peter Robinson (London School of Economics, UK)

Scientific Committee: Sean Holly, Chair (University of Cambridge); Giuseppe Arbia (Univ. Cattolica de Sacro Cuore); Anil Bera (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign); Bernard Fingleton (University of Cambridge); Jesus Mur (University of Zaragoza); and Mark Schaffer (Heriot-Watt University)

The Conference is hosted in Heriot-Watt University, with local organisation shared with other Scottish universities: University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of St Andrews and University of Strathclyde.

Organising Committee: Arnab Bhattacharjee, Chair (Director, Spatial Economics & Econometrics Centre (SEEC), Heriot‐Watt University), Atanas Christev (Heriot-Watt University), David Cobham (Heriot‐Watt University), Gary Koop (Strathclyde University), Dimitris Korobilis (University of Glasgow), Rod McCrorie (University of St Andrews), and Andy Snell (University of Edinburgh).

Secretariat: Achim Ahrens and Yuka Scott (Heriot‐Watt University) and João Marques (University of Aveiro).

The tentative programme is available here: Programme. For further information, write to a.bhattacharjee@hw.ac.uk.

Registration is now open: Please follow our Registration link.

Registration Fees: £120 for each participant. Academics/ PhD students from Economics Departments in Scotland are exempt and their travel expenses will be reimbursed through SIRE, but they will have to register beforehand.

 Conference Dinner: Additional expenses of £50 per participant. The Dinner will be in Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club at 7PM on Friday 18 December 2015.

Accommodation: Accommodation has to be arranged independently by the participants. The Programme Committee has negotiated preferential rates with two hotels, but without any endorsement. One hotel is close to Heriot-Watt University (Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club) and the other closer to Edinburgh city centre (Premier Inn). These rates were available until 5 November 2015 (Thursday). These hotels may still have rooms, plus there are plenty of other good hotels in Edinburgh.

Premier Inn Edinburgh Haymarket: Single occupancy rates 17 Dec (£71.75), 18 Dec (£72.75), 19 Dec (£119.75); £8.75 extra per night for double occupancy. Please quote HWUPIH181215 for the discounted rate. Please book by filling in a form, which will be provided on request by Eva Quintana (Premier Inn Edinburgh Groups Coordinator; T: +44 (0)333 7777924; F: +44 (0)131 2289836; Email: clustergroups.edinburghcity@whitbread.com)

Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel & Country Club: @ £94.00 per room per night (single occupancy) and £104.00 per room per night (double occupancy). To book, please call the reservations team on +44 (0)800 221 222 and make sure you quote the reference code L5X.

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