The Department of Economics of Oxford University is hosting the 30th (EC)^2 Conference on December 13-14 2019 at St Anne’s College Oxford.

The conference theme is: “Identification in Macroeconomics”

Start: December 13 2019 - 09:00
End: December 14 2019 - 17:00

Oxford Skyline

EC-squared is a series of annual international conferences on research in quantitative economics and econometrics, launched in 1990. The acronym (EC)^2 stands for the European Conferences of the Econom[etr]ics Community. Its main aim is to maintain and extend an adequate forum for both senior and junior European researchers in quantitative economics and econometrics to discuss the progress and results of their research. The conferences are scheduled in the middle of December and last for 2 or 3 days. They are of relatively small scale (less than 100 participants) and are very intensive. Each year a different topic of interest is selected as the major theme of the conference. A few leading quantitative economists or econometricians are invited as keynote speakers; the other speakers are selected on the basis of submitted papers, and several participants act as invited discussant. Between sessions of the plenary programme there may be poster sessions, probably with computer demonstrations and round-table discussions. There are no parallel sessions. Although only few participants can perform at the plenary sessions usually most participants do present their research at one of the other conference activities. Click here to read more on the (EC)^2 website.

Keynote Speakers:

Anna Mikusheva (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Ullrich Müller (Princeton)
Barbara Rossi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Frank Schorfheide (University of Pennsylvania)

Submission of papers (now closed):

We invite submissions of papers in any area of econometrics dealing with identification and weak-identification robust testing, with some preference for papers that have rigorous applications especially in the area of macroeconomics.

Papers will be accepted via Conference Maker from July 1 2019.  Please note that only one paper may be submitted per person. The deadline for submission is September 19 2019. The decisions will be made by October 17 2019.

Registration and Accommodation:

Registration for the 30th (EC)^2 Conference is now open and can be made through the Oxford On-line Shop.  You will also be able to book accommodation at the meeting venue, St Anne’s college. Participants who wish to join the social dinner with an accompanying person are requested to contact Eleonora Fulcini.

Early registration, which includes registration for presenters in order to be included in the program, closes - November 1 2019 
Registration closes - November 27 2019 

Single en-suite - £95 per night, including breakfast
Twin en-suite - £150 per night, including breakfast 

Final program:

The final programme for the conference is now available.

Downloadable progamme available here.

Related themed issue of the Journal of Econometrics:

The Journal of Econometrics is interested in publishing a collection of papers (subject to standard refereeing) on the theme of 'proxy variables/SVAR’, see https://sites.google.com/view/journalofeconometrics. This is timely because the papers for this conference would be a good fit.
Local organizer:

Sophocles Mavroeidis (University of Oxford)

Program chair: 

Frank Kleibergen (University of Amsterdam)

The programme committee:

Isaiah Andrews (Harvard University)
Xu Cheng (University of Pennsylvania)
Tim Christensen (New York University)
Ivana Komunjer (Georgetown)
Adam McCloskey (Colorado)
Mikkel Plagborg-Møller (Princeton)
Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern)
Jonathan Wright (Johns Hopkins University)
Sophocles Mavroeidis (University of Oxford)

For any queries , please contact Eleonora Fulcini:

Email: eleonora.fulcini@economics.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: 0044 (0) 1865 271079


Fri, 13 Dec 2019

St Anne's College and Bodleian Library

Registration required


Ordinary:                £130.00

PhD student:          £75.00

Late registration:   £200.00

Students who are accepted on to the programme, or invited to the poster session will have their registration fee waived.


St Anne's College and Bodleian Library

Conference & Accommodation Location:
St Anne's College
56 Woodstock Road
Conference Dinner Location:
Bodleian Library
Broad Street