3rd International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance

April 21-22, 2017

University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

The Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia organizes the 3rd International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance (AMEF), which will be held at the Department of Economics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. The aim is to bring together researchers, young scholars, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students that are working on the areas of Economics and Finance. Selected papers will be included in special issues of (1) Applied Economics Quarterly, (2) Review of Economic Analysis and (3) South Eastern Europe Journal of Economics. The registration fee is 160 Euros and includes coffee breaks, two lunches and meeting material.

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CALL FOR PAPERS & IMPORTANT DATES
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Abstract submission deadline: January 27, 2017New Abstract submission deadline: February 5, 2017
Notification of acceptance: February 9, 2017
Registration deadline: February 24, 2017

You can download the Call for Papers here

Following the completion of the 3rd AMEF conference (AMEF2017), we would like to ask all participants to consider the following options for their papers.

The call for the Special Issues is available here.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & COMMITTEES
icon SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Mustafa Caglayan (Herriot-Watt University, UK)
Thomas Flavin (NUI Maynooth, Ireland)
Stilianos Fountas (University of Macedonia, Greece)
Mark J. Holmes (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
Panagiotis Konstantinou (AUEB, Greece)
Sushanta Mallick (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Costas Milas (University of Liverpool, UK)
Jesús Otero (Del Rosario University, Colombia)
Ekaterini Panopoulou (University of Kent, UK)
Christos S. Savva (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus)
Dimitrios Varvarigos (University of Leicester, UK)
Spyridon Vrontos (University of Essex, UK)

SUBMISSION DETAILS

An extended abstract (300-500 words) in English should be submitted no later than January 27, 2017 in pdf format by sending an email to amef@uom.edu.gr. All abstracts should include the title, keywords, JEL classification, authors’ names, affiliation and an email address. For any further information, please contact amef@uom.edu.gr.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

All payments must be made by a bank account deposit by Febuary 24. Please mention AMEF and your name when making the deposit. The transfer payment details will be sent to you via email, upon paper acceptance. In case you will not receive an email, please contact us at amef@uom.edu.gr. Please, note that the registration fee is 160 Euros. The fee includes coffee breaks, two lunches and meeting material.

A reduced fee is available for those that want to participate. Please contact amef@uom.edu.gr

PROGRAM
The AMEF2017 program has been announced. You can download it here



VENUE - TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

VENUE

The Conference will be held at the University of Macedonia, which is located in Thessaloniki, Greece . For more information visit UoM.

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and is located about 500 km. north of Athens, in the region of Central Macedonia. For more information visit Visit Greece: Thessaloniki and Travel: Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki was the European Youth Capital for 2014 and a former European Capital of Culture. Fifteen of the city’s monuments are listed as Unesco World Heritage sites. In 2013 Thessaloniki was listed as one of National Geographic’s 20 ‘Must-See’ places in the world and has been ranked 5th in Lonely Planet’s World’s Top 10 party cities. For guided tours and alternative walks of the city please see here .

TRAVEL INFORMATION

The “Makedonia International Airport” (airport code: SKG) in Thessaloniki is the second largest airport unit in Greece, serving over 5 million passengers per year and served by 27 international airlines on a regular basis, in addition to an extra 10 airlines that operate during the summer using charter flights. Thus it connects the city to many European capitals and several other European cities by direct flights. It also offers direct flights to other major cities of Greece and many Greek islands. Among the air-companies that fly to Thessaloniki’s airport are: Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and many low-cost companies such as Ryanair, EasyJet and Wizz Air. The airport is located 16 km from the city center.

Transport to/from the airport:

A public bus service (no. 78 and no. 78N) connects the airport with the center of the city at 20-minute intervals throughout the day and takes you to the center in less than 30 minutes (ticket costs €2). A taxi service is also available at the airport on a 24-hour basis.

Taxi: Radiotaxi Mercedes (email: info@radiotaximercedes.gr; Tel. +30 2310 556203) offers the following special rates for AMEF participants:


icon  Makedonia airport to city center: €22 (appointment required, €5 penalty if the flight delays for more than 45 minutes and the company is not informed).
icon  City center to Makedonia Airport: €20 (telephone booking required).

In order to book a taxi you can either call, or send an e-mail to info@radiotaximercedes.gr, providing all the necessary information (name, flight, date-time of arrival, number of passengers).

Taxi: Radiotaxi Mercedes (email: info@radiotaximercedes.gr; Tel. +30 2310 556203) offers special rates for AMEF participants. Furthermore, there is the possibility for payment with a credit card. In this case prior notification is necessary. All vehicles are air-conditioned.


ACCOMMODATION

Participants qualify for a special rate in the following hotels. To benefit from these special rates, participants should contact directly the hotels, mentioning that they are attending the 3rd International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance (University of Macedonia). Alternatively, there are other good value hotels in the city. Rooms are offered subject to availability (all rates include breakfast and taxes).

iconExcelsior Classic Room/single use €130
iconExcelsior Classic Room/double use €130
iconExcelsior Deluxe Room/single use €150
iconExcelsior Deluxe Room/double use €150
iconAll aforementioned rates include breakfast, all taxes, free in-room Wi-Fi internet, Nespresso coffee station and free access to the gym of City Hotel.
iconInternal-view Room/single use €85
iconInternal-view Room/double use €85
iconExternal-view Room/single use €95
iconExternal-view Room/double use €95
iconAll aforementioned rates include breakfast, all taxes, free in-room Wi-Fi internet, coffee station, and free access to the gym.
iconSingle Room €49
iconDouble Room €65

iconAll aforementioned rates include breakfast and all taxes.


PAST EVENTS

The 2nd International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance (AMEF2016), held at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 6 – 7 2016, was successfully completed with more than 70 participants. The distinguished Keynote Speakers of AMEF2016 were Professor Karim Abadir, Imperial College London, UK, Professor Thanasis Stengos, University of Guelph, Canada ,and Professor Anastasios Xepapadeas, AUEB, Greece.

You can download the Conference Program here












The 1st International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance (AMEF2015), held at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, 6-7 April 2015, was successfully completed with more than 70 participants. The distinguished Keynote Speakers of AMEF2015 were Professor Stephen G. Hall, University of Leicester, UK, and Professor Elias Tzavalis, AUEB, Greece.

You can download the Conference Program here and the special issue here



CONTACT US
icon ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
icon 2Theodore Panagiotidis (University of Macedonia, Greece)

icon 2 +302310891736 icon 3tpanag@uom.gr

icon 2Theologos Pantelidis (University of Kent, England)

icon 2 +302310891726 icon 3pantelidis@uom.gr

icon 1 University of Macedonia, 156 Egnatia Street, GR-540 06, Thessaloniki, Greece

icon 3http://www.uom.gr/index.php?newlang=eng

icon 3amef@uom.edu.gr