inaugural conference allocated 90 minutes to
parallel sessions. The second
conference increased that allocation to 2
hours. In addition, a room for poster
sessions accommodated contributed
papers. The inaugural conference
included over 150 registered speakers,
with over 200 participating in the
Paris conference. During its inaugural
year, the society's membership had grown to
over 600 and is continuing to grow rapidly.
As with the inaugural conference, the Paris
conference included eight plenary sessions
-- five keynote lectures (one in honor
of the late, great Hirofumi Uzawa), a
plenary dinner speaker, an opening remarks
greeting, and a presidential address.
Schreyer, Deputy Director,
OECD Statistics Directorate (Welcoming
William A. Barnett, U. of
Kansas and Center for Financial Stability
University (Dinner Lecture)
Durlauf, University of
Wisconsin (Keynote Lecture)
Goethe University, Germany (Keynote
Sciences Po, Paris; and University
College, London (Keynote Lecture)
Rosa Matzkin, University of
California at Los Angeles (Keynote
U. of California at Berkeley (Hirofumi
registration fees are the following:
$275 until May 13.
$325 from May 13 until June 17.
$425 from June 17 until July 1.
fee for guests at the
Registration closed on July 1 and was not
available after that date or at
the conference site. On July
4, the program was
sent to the printer, with any
papers for which the presenter had
not registered removed, and all
information about meals provided
to the caterers.
those interested in attending the
conference, register was possible before
July 1 here:
OECD Conference Centre
2, rue André Pascal
75775 Paris Cedex 16
Practical information: www.oecd.org/site/conferencecentre
The OECD has negotiated rates with several
hotels located near the OECD Conference
Centre in Paris. The negotiated rates
should be compared with the hotels' online
rates and other reservation sources.
The differences can be large. In
some cases, the OECD rate is far below the
hotel's online rate. But in other
cases, the hotel's own online rate can be
far below the OECD rate, such as for the
Hyatt Regency Etoile, which is a four star
hotel at a 30 minute walk from the
OECD. In contrast the very
conveniently located Passy-Eiffel Hotel
offers a large discount through its OECD
negotiated rate, but a somewhat larger
discount through Hotels.com.
For more information, visit: www.oecd.org/site/conferencecentre/Hotels-List-2014.pdf.