The 2012 Meta Analysis in Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium was hosted by Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Western Australia and was held at the Hillarys Yacht Club on 18 to 20 September.
The Colloquium received funding from the WA branch of the Economic Society of Australia and ECU's School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, the Faculty of Business and Law and the Office of Research and Innovation.
Together with several local academics and postdoctoral researchers, participants hailed from Europe, North America, New Zealand, New South Wales and Victoria.
The Colloquium commenced with a registration evening in the upstairs lounge of the Breakwater Tavern, overlooking Hillarys Boat Harbour. Professor Grant Michelson, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Business and Law at ECU opened the Colloquium with a summary of the importance of international research collaborations to the academe.
Following Professor Tom Stanley's keynote address on contemporary meta-regression practices, papers were given on a range of topics.
The Colloquium dinner was a celebration of birthdays and anniversaries for some of the regular "MAER-Net-ers".The wrap-up on the third day was mediated by Professor Jacques Poot of Waikato University.
Participants discussed the possibility of developing guidelines for researchers who are new to meta-regression analysis. This discussion has now been developed by Prof Stanley as a blog on his MAER-Net site.
The Colloquium concluded with a workshop led by Professor Randy Rosenberger of Oregon State University.
Download a copy of the abstracts and workshop slides at this page. Photos from the colloquium are available at the gallery.