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16th OxMetrics User Conference, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France

Conference Programme Now Available

The 16th OxMetrics User Conference will take place on 3 & 4 September 2015 at Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France.

Conference Location – Amphi Favoreu, 5 Avenue Robert Schuman, 13100 Aix-en-Provence (MAP)

The OxMetrics User Conferences is an internationally established forum for the presentation and exchange of research results and practical experiences within the fields of computational and financial econometrics, empirical economics, time-series and cross-section econometrics and applied mathematics.

The Conference will feature contributed paper sessions, a PhD SPEED presentation session and a panel discussion with the OxMetrics developers.

The conference is open to all those interested, not just to OxMetrics users, from academic and non-academic organisations.

Programme committee

Jurgen A. Doornik (principal of OxMetrics Technologies)
Neil R. Ericsson (Federal Reserve Board and GWU)
Andrew C. Harvey (University of Cambridge)
David F. Hendry (developer of PcGive)
Siem Jan Koopman (developer of STAMP and SsfPack)
Sébastien Laurent (developer of G@RCH)
Giovanni Urga (Cass Business School, City University, London)

Meet the developers

The OxMetrics developers will be in attendance (Jurgen A. Doornik, University of Oxford, Sir David F. Hendry, University of Oxford, Siem Jan Koopman, VU University Amsterdam, and Sébastien Laurent, Aix-Marseille University). The conference will again include a round table discussion with the developers on Friday 4 September 2015.

Conference Features

The conference will again feature the ‘Ana Timberlake Memorial Lecture‘ and the round table discussion with the developers of OxMetrics software where users and those interested will gain full access to the developers of OxMetrics Software.

PhD SPEED presentation sessions
Replacing poster sessions, the conference will again feature speed presentations from PhD students in the mid/end of their studies. The presentations will summarise motivation, model and main results of a research topic of their PhD dissertation. The students will be given 10 minutes each to present their work. The programme committee will evaluate the quality of both the presentation and the research topic, awarding the best a £250 prize and a full copy of OxMetrics 7 Enterprise, made available by Timberlake Consultants.

Conference Events & Gala Dinner

3 September 2015

18:00-19:00 – GUIDED TOUR OF AIX

Departure at 18:00 from Grand Hôtel Roi René, 24 Boulevard du Roi René, 13100 Aix-en-Provence



4 Avenue Reine Astrid, 13090 Aix-en-Provence

Conference Fees

Description Commercial Academic
2 days Conference €120.00 €60.00
Gala dinner €50.00 €50.00

All prices exclude VAT.

Conference Registrations

We welcome delegates to find out more and register interest for the meeting by contacting our sales and training team either by email: or call: +44 (0) 20 8697 3377.

Or alternatively please fill in and submit the form below.

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2015 Econometrics Summer School, Aix-en-Provence, France

Integral to this years conference, we will also be holding an Econometrics School in conjunction with Aix-Marseille University. The Econometrics School will feature the following courses delivered by the OxMetrics Developers and will take place immediately before and after the 16th OxMetrics User Conference.

  • Econometric Modelling Course, Prof. Sir David F. Hendry & Dr Felix Pretis – 1 & 2 September 2015
  • Forecasting and Analysis of Financial and Economic Data using Time-Varying Parameter Models, Prof. Siem Jan Koopman – 5 & 6 September 2015
  • Econometrics of Intraday Data – From Theory to Practice, Prof. Sebastien Laurent
    8 & 9 September 2015
  • Ox Programming, Dr. Jurgen A. Doornik – 9 & 10 September 2015