Call for papers
A major goal in scientific research is to assess the state of cumulative knowledge and ask new questions that will expand the boundary of what we know. Traditionally, researchers have attempted to summarize the findings from different lines of inquiry through narrative and integrative reviews. Developments in meta-analysis have given researchers more sophisticated tools to synthesize, evaluate, and explain quantitative research findings. In this Colloquium, we aim to bring together meta-analysis studies in economics, public policy, resource management, international development, business and management and finance with a view to contribute to existing knowledge, method development and evidence-based policy and practice.
In line with past MAER-Net Colloquia, we encourage the submission of papers and panels on new developments in meta-analysis, environmental economics, labour economics, financial economics, corporate finance, international trade, international aid and development, and public policy.
In addition, we welcome paper and panel proposals on a number of themes we highlight for 2013: the relationship between innovation and performance at the firm or macro levels; the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance; the effects of financial crises on growth and employment; and the determinants of poverty alleviation or persistence.
We encourage submissions of new papers, work in progress, tools under development, as well as research by PhD students. MAER-Net is committed to serve as a clearinghouse for research in meta-analysis and to improve the communication among scholars in this rapidly growing field.
Abstracts should be about 200 words for paper and 300 words for panel proposals. Please send your proposal any time from 11 March to 10 June 2013. Notification of acceptance will be on a rolling basis within two weeks of the proposal submission.
Professor Chris Doucouliagos, Chair in Economics, Deakin University, Australia.
Professor Geoff Pugh, Director of the Centre for Applied Business Research, Staffordshire University, UK.
Professor Jacques Poot, Professor of Population Economics, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Professor Jarko Fidrmuc, Zeppelin Chair for International Economic Theory and Policy, Zeppelin University, Germany.
Professor Katja Rost, Professor of sociology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Professor Randall S. Rosenberger, Dept. of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Associate Dean, Oregon State University, USA.
Professor Robert Johnston, Director and Research Professor, The George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University, USA.
Professor Tom Stanley, Professor of Economics and Business, Hendrix College, USA.
Dr Denise Hawkes, Coordinator of Postgraduate Research Program, Business School, University of Greenwich, UK.
Dr Margaret Giles, Faculty of Business & Law, Edith Cowan University, Australia.
Dr Mehmet Ugur, Reader in Political Economy and Coordinator of the Centre for Economic Performance, Governance and Regulation, Business School, University of Greenwich, UK.
Dr Tracy Kun Wang, Assistant Professor in the School of Accounting and Business Information Systems at the Australian National University (ANU).
Submission of paper and/or panel proposals: 11 March – 10 June 2013
Notification of acceptance: 25 March – 24 June 2013
Registration: 15 April – 21 August 2013
Submission of completed papers: 21 August 2013
Colloquium: 5 – 7 September 2013
Review and Publication
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Programme Committee. Contributors will be invited to publish their papers as conference proceedings on MAER-Net and University of Greenwich websites. On-line publication does not restrict contributors from publishing their work elsewhere, including refereed journals.