The 4th International Workshop on “Empirical Methods in Energy Economics” is to be held in Dallas, Texas, USA, on Thursday July 14th and Friday July 15th, 2011. This workshop, which follows in the tradition of the very successful predecessors held in Switzerland (2008), Canada (2009), and England (2010), is intended to provide a forum for the development and application of empirical methods in energy economics. For details of the previous workshops, and information about joining the EMEE Network, please visit the EMEE homepage: http://www.emee.ethz.ch/.
To provide the best opportunity for a comprehensive exchange of ideas concerning new empirical research in energy economics, the 2011 workshop is designed to allow time for a full presentation and discussion of each contribution. All sessions are held in plenary (no concurrent presentations) to facilitate maximum attendance of workshop participants. The two-day workshop comprises a total of 14 paper presentations, with the total number of participants limited to 50. Each of the 14 papers will be allocated 45 minutes, in which the 30-minute paper presentation is followed by a short review from a nominated discussant and then a general discussion and questions. An additional 6-8 papers will be presented in briefer sessions without designated discussants but with questions and commentary from the audience, supplemented by a poster presentation. In addition to the papers selected for presentation in the workshop sessions, a few additional papers may be selected for poster presentation only.
All papers will be circulated in advance of the workshop so that participants can read the paper before the presentation. Participants are expected to attend the entire workshop and it is hoped that all participants will play a role as author, discussant, or chairperson. Doctoral students and young researchers are particularly encouraged to submit their papers. We hope to be able to offer a limited number of student scholarships ($1,000) to reduce the burden of travel costs. If applicable, please indicate your student status when submitting your paper.
The papers and posters for the 2011 workshop will be selected on the basis of extended abstracts (3-4 pages) including: overview, methods, data, and preliminary results. The deadline for submitting extended abstracts (in pdf format) is February 15, 2011. The abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee (see below), with acceptance decisions communicated by March 15, 2011. The extended abstracts should be attached to an email sent to James Smith at EMEE2011@cox.smu.edu. Online registration will be possible from March 16, 2011, with an anticipated registration fee of $150 USD. Final papers, which will be accessible from the conference website, must be submitted by June 15, 2011.
Participants who elect to stay over Saturday, July 16, will have the opportunity to attend the Mesquite rodeo to cheer on cowboys and their bucking broncos. This outing will provide an opportunity for additional discussions in an informal atmosphere.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 4th International Workshop on “Empirical Methods in Energy Economics.” Details re accommodation and other conference arrangements will be provided to you in early 2011. In the meantime, questions should be addressed to James Smith at EMEE2011@cox.smu.edu.
- Mehdi Farsi, CEPE, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Massimo Filippini, CEPE, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Lester Hunt, SEEC, University of Surrey, UK
- André Plourde, University of Alberta, Canada
- David Ryan, University of Alberta, Canada
- James Smith, Southern Methodist University, USA
- Mine Yücel, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, USA