After a many year hiatus, we are pleased to announce the return of the Seminar on Bayesian Inference in Econometrics and Statistics (SBIES). The 2005 edition of this meeting will be held at Washington University in Saint Louis on August 1-2, 2005.
As was the custom for nearly 25 years and over 50 previous meetings, the aim is to bring together young and established researchers working in the field of Bayesian statistics. We anticipate that many of you will welcome the return of this meeting and the opportunity to present your ongoing research. We would like to have a focused meeting concentrated on a few topics (say model choice, computation, and financial econometrics, but not necessarily restricted to these topics) and if possible limit the attendance to about 65. To ensure a place in the meeting it is important, therefore, to register as soon as possible, sooner than the deadlines mentioned below.
The site of the meeting is the Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center, which is located on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. The Knight Center, which is pictured above, is a full-service academic and residential facility.
The meeting will start at 3:00 pm on August 1, 2005 to allow most of you to travel to St. Louis on Monday itself. There will be two sessions on Monday followed by the conference banquet. On Tuesday the meeting will have four sessions and conclude at 4:00 pm, in time for an evening flight back to your destination. We aim to have 3-4 papers in each session. You can expect to be well looked after with meal breaks and refreshments throughout the meeting.
To facilitate participation in the meeting, some limited funding support to cover expenses related to travel and accommodations is available. If such support is necessary, please request it when you register.
The Program Schedule will be posted on July 15, 2005.
Organizer and Chair of SBIES