19th Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, March 17-18, 2011

The 19th Annual Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics will be held at the George Washington University’s, Institute for International Economic Policy in Washington, DC on March 17-18, 2011. The aim of the meeting is to present and discuss recent developments in theoretical and empirical analysis of nonlinearity in economics and finance.

Preliminary Program

Directions and Parking Information:  - Downloadable Directions

By Metro:

Farragut West: Exit the station at 18th and I Streets. Walk south on 18th Street (towards the National Mall), until you reach E Street. Turn right on E Street and continue until you reach the Elliott School on E Street, between 19th and 20th Streets.

Foggy Bottom: Exit the station and walk east on I (Eye) Street and turn right on 20th Street. Turn left at E Street. The building is on E Street between 19 and 20th Streets.

Farragut North: Walk south on 17th Street, and turn right onto New York Avenue, which will become E Street. Continue until you reach the Elliott School on E Street, between 19th Street and 20th Streets. Information about the DC Metro: (202) 962-1234 and www.wmata.com.

By Automobile:

Approaching the Elliott School from the North: Take Interstate 95 South to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring/Northern Virginia. Take Exit 33, heading south on Connecticut Avenue for about 10 miles. Immediately after crossing through DuPont Circle (there will be a large fountain in the middle), turn right onto N Street, and then turn left onto 19th Street. Follow 19th Street 10 blocks until you reach E Street. The Elliott School is on the corner of 19th and E Streets.

Approaching the Elliott School from the Northwest: Take Interstate 270 to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring/Northern Virginia. Take Exit 33, heading south on Connecticut Avenue for about 10 miles. Immediately after crossing through DuPont Circle (there will be a large fountain in the middle), turn right onto N Street, and then turn left onto 19th Street. Follow 19th Street 10 blocks until you reach E Street. The Elliott School is on the corner of 19th and E Streets.

Approaching the Elliott School from the West: Take Interstate 66 or Route 50 to the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge (both connect to it). Note that from 495 to Theodore Roosevelt Bridge the 66 Eastbound is HOV-2 during the hours of 6:30 and 9 a.m., and the same applies Westbound from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Once you cross the Roosevelt Bridge into Washington, exit left onto the E Street Expressway at the end of the bridge. Once on the E Street Expressway, exit right at Virginia Avenue. Follow the exit ramp until it ends, then make a right turn onto Virginia Avenue. Once on Virginia Avenue, merge into the far left lane, and turn left onto 20th Street. From 20th Street, make an immediate right on E Street (going east). You are now on the right street, but you will need to switch sides. To do that, follow the eastbound side of E Street to 18th Street. Turn left onto 18th Street, followed by an immediate left onto the westbound side of E Street. Continue west on E Street to the corner of 19th Street. The Elliott School is on the corner of 19th and E Streets.

Approaching the Elliott School from the South: Take Interstate 95 to Interstate 395. Look for the Arlington Memorial Bridge exit. Cross the bridge and bear left at the Lincoln Memorial. Take Henry Beacon Drive to Constitution Avenue, making a right onto Constitution Avenue. Follow Constitution Avenue until 20th Street, and then turn left onto 20th Street. Make a right turn onto C Street, and then a left onto Virginia Avenue. Turn right onto 20th Street, and then take a second immediate right onto E Street. You are now on the right Street, but you will need to switch sides. To do that, follow the eastbound side of E Street to 18th Street. Turn left onto 18th Street, followed by an immediate left onto the westbound side of E Street. Continue west on E Street to the corner of 19th Street. The Elliott School is on the corner of 19th and E Streets.

Parking:

Garage and street parking is available to Elliott School visitors. Our parking garage is on 19th Street, between F Street and E Street (closer to E Street), and there is a parking fee. There are often open metered parking spaces in the area, but you cannot park in certain spaces during morning or afternoon rush hours: 7 to 9:30 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m. During this time, heavy penalties are assessed, and we recommend parking in a parking structure on campus to avoid being fined.

For more information or inquiries about parking options for persons with disabilities, contact the GW Office of Parking Services at 202 994-PARK (7275).

Conference Hotel:

   State Plaza Hotel
   2117 E Street N.W.

Directions to the hotel from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: Head North on ramp exiting Airport. Merge onto George Washington Parkway North. Take I-395 North exit towards DC. Merge onto US-1 North. Turn left onto Madison Drive NW. Turn right onto 15th Street NW. Turn left onto Constitution Avenue NW. Make slight right onto Virginia Avenue NW. turn right onto 20th Street, NW, then left onto E Street, NW.

Directions to the hotel from Dulles Washington International Airport: Head West on Dulles Airport Access Road. Take VA-267 East to I-66 East into DC. Take E Street Ramp. Stay straight to go onto E Street Expressway. Turn left onto 20th Street, NW. Turn left onto E Street, NW.

If you have questions, please contact Kristin Scheyer, Administrative Contact for SNDE 2011 at sndesymposia@live.com, tel.: 425.450.0894.

You are invited to submit a paper. Completed manuscripts or extended abstracts can be submitted electronically via the Conference Maker software at the following link:

https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/conference.cgi?action=login&db_name=SNDE2011

To submit a paper, note that you must select a program committee member to whom your paper will be assigned. The program committee includes:

If you have any co-authors on your submitted paper, please make sure to supply all name and affiliation details within Conference Maker when submitting.

Submissions must be received on or before December 12, 2010. Authors will be notified whether their papers have been accepted for the Symposium by January 15, 2011.

All registrants, including presenters (invited and contributed) must pay the registration fee, which helps defray the cost of the meeting. The registration fee is 300 USD (250 USD before February 15, 2011). Please note that all registration fees are non-refundable.

Papers presented at the conference may be considered for publication in the society’s journal, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, which is published by the Berkeley Electronic Press and which can be accessed at

http://www.bepress.com/snde/

In the comment section of your submission, please indicate whether you would like your paper to be considered for inclusion in the special issue of the Society’s journal.

Special Sessions on: "Nonlinear Aspects of the Financial Crisis: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses"

As part of its 19th Annual Symposium to be held at George Washington University’s, Institute for International Economic Policy on March 17-18, 2011, the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics will sponsor special sessions to highlight recent research on the global financial crisis. The Society is particularly interested in research that addresses nonlinear aspects of the episode from either a theoretical or empirical perspective. Relevant topics of investigation include (but are not limited to):

A selection of the papers presented in the special sessions will be published (subject to the standard refereeing process) in the Society’s Journal: Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, published by Berkeley Electronic Press. The journal’s home page is at http://www.bepress.com/snde/ .

Special Session Organizers:

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Awards:

The Society will award two $500 prizes: the James B. Ramsey prize for the top paper in econometrics presented by a graduate student; and the Gerald P. Dwyer prize for the top paper in finance presented by a graduate student. Graduate students’ electronic submissions should be followed up by a letter from a professor certifying that the submitter is a graduate student in good standing. This letter should be sent to:

   Mark Jensen
   Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
   1000 Peachtree Street, N.E.
   Atlanta, GA 30309-4470

If you have any questions regarding paper submission or registration, please e-mail the administrative contact for SNDE 2011, Kristin Scheyer, at sndesymposia@live.com.

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