Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics
14th Annual Symposium
Washington University, St. Louis

The 14th Annual Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics will be held at Washington University in St. Louis on March 24-25, 2006. The aim of the meeting is to present and discuss recent developments in theoretical and empirical analysis of nonlinearity in economics and finance.

Professor Charles Nelson of the University of Washington, well known as a leading scholar in empirical macroeconometrics, will be the plenary speaker. The meeting will also consist of invited and contributed papers.

You are invited to submit a paper.  Completed manuscripts or extended abstracts can be submitted electronically via the Conference Maker software by following the “2006 Meeting of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics” link at

http://gemini.econ.umd.edu/conference

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

Submissions must be received on or before December 1, 2005.  Authors will be notified whether their papers have been accepted for the Symposium by January 15, 2006.

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/

All registrants, including presenters (invited and contributed) must pay the registration fee, which helps defray the cost of the meeting. The registration fee is 190 USD (165 USD before February 15, 2006).Please note that the Society strongly prefers that payment be made both in advance and by credit card. Also, all registration fees are non-refundable.

Complete details regarding registration and local accommodation will be available in the near future on the society's website

http://snde.rutgers.edu/SNDE/society/snde.html

The Society will award the $500 James B. Ramsey best paper prize for the top paper 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 in the professor’s This letter should be sent to:

Philip Rothman
Department of Economics
Brewster Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

For additional information about the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics and its activities, see its web site at:

http://snde.rutgers.edu/SNDE/society/snde.html

If you have any questions, please contact the SNDE secretary, Philip Rothman, at rothmanp@mail.ecu.edu