MAER-Net Colloquium 2018

4 - 5 October 2018
9.00am – 5.00pm
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2,
727 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3008

We're pleased to announce that the 2018 MAER-Net Colloquium will be held in Melbourne and hosted by the Deakin Lab for Meta-Analysis of Research (DeLMAR).

Event details

MAER-Net’s 2018 colloquium will be held in Melbourne Australia at Deakin University’s downtown location within minutes’ walk from the Southbank, the Arts Districts, romantic laneways, and some of the world’s best restaurants, outdoors cafés, and shopping.

Meta-Analysis of Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) is an international network of scholars who specialize in or use meta-analysis to understand economics, business and the social sciences.

Deakin’s Lab for The Meta-Analysis of Research (DeLMAR) is a recently-established research centre devoted to developing meta-analysis methods, improving the practice of systematic reviews, applying meta-analysis across the social sciences, health, and business and to raising the credibility of research in these fields. The purpose of the colloquium is to share ideas and methods among meta-analysts and to introduce young scholars across the disciplines to this rapidly growing field.

This events keynote speaker will be Associate Professor Tomáš Havránek (Czech National Bank & Charles University).

PDF MAER-Net 2018 Colloquium program551.5KB

PDF Event Flyer261.1KB

Program Committee

Chris Doucouliagos, Deakin University, Australia
Jarko Fidrmuc, Zeppelin Universität, Germany
Tomáš Havránek, Charles University and Czech National Bank
Tom Stanley, Deakin University, Australia
Ichiro Iwasaki, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
Denise Hawkes, UCL Institute of Education, London UK

Call for papers

We are currently calling for papers to be presented at the Symposium.  All papers dealing with any aspect of meta-analyses are welcomed.
Abstracts of presentation proposals are due Monday 16 July to Tom Stanley. They may be up to four pages long.

For further information contact, Tom Stanley.

Conference registration

The conference registration fee is $200 for full-time faculty and free for full-time doctoral students and post-docs. This cost includes the conference dinner (on the evening of Thursday 4 October) and lunch on both days, plus catered coffee breaks.

Registration closes September 1. Late registrations will be subject to a penalty of $75. If you would like to act as a chair of a session but not present a paper, please indicate this on your registration form.

Register today

Registrations close September 1 2018

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There are numerous accommodation options in Melbourne. We have obtained a special conference rate for the following hotels, all within walking distance or a short tram ride of the Deakin Downtown venue.

To access the conference rate please use the booking information provided. Please note that in October Melbourne hosts the International Melbourne Arts Festival, the Royal Melbourne Show and the Spring Racing Carnival so you are advised to book your accommodation promptly.

The conference rates are room-only and for the 4th and 5th October 2018.

NameAddressConference rateTo book
Quest Docklands  
Modern studios and airy apartments with kitchen facilities and free Wi-Fi, plus a gym.
750 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008 -

6m walk from Deakin Downtown
Studio Apartment –$219

One bedroom apartment –$242

One bedroom executive apartment – $264
Please call +61 39630 1000 or email and quote "Deakin MAER-Net Colloquium"
Vibe Savoy 
Refined lodging featuring airy rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, plus a restaurant & a fitness room.
630 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 -

8min walk from Deakin Downtown
Standard Queen - $180To book, please email reservations and quote "Deakin MAER-Net Colloquium"
Intercontinental Melbourne  
Upscale rooms & suites in a grand 1891 hotel, plus 2 restaurants, a lounge bar & an indoor pool.
495 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 - 12 min walk from Deakin DowntownDeluxe room - $275To book, please click on this link
Deakin Residential Services 
Clean and pleasant student accommodation on Burwood campus with linen provided.
Building MB
Enter via Elgar Road entrance 2
70 Elgar RoadBurwood

Tel: +61 3 9251 7671

1 hour public transport to Deakin Downtown (via Burwood Hwy tram, or bus and train)
Single studio - $89

Double studio - $102
Book via this link or call: Tel: +61 3 9251 7671
Travelodge Docklands
Contemporary lodging with a bar & some city views, plus free Wi-Fi, optional breakfast & parking.
66 Aurora Lane, Docklands VIC 3008

7 min walk  from Deakin Downtown
Standard King $165/nightTo book please click on this link and quote TH10616510

Key information

Date and time

Thursday 4 - Friday 5 October 2018
9.00am – 5.00pm


Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2,
727 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3008