Venice 2016

Call for papers
Junior scientists
Scientific committee
Keynote speakers



Detailed Program

Important deadlines:

Submit paper by
July 15, 2016

Register by
September 30, 2016

Latest update:
August 05th, 2016



ESOBE stands for European Seminar on Bayesian Econometrics. This series of research conferences has been launched in 2010 with the first meeting in Rotterdam (with 2011 Economics Nobel Laureate Chris Sims as keynote speaker) and has been successfully continued in 2011 with the second meeting in Brussels. More information on previous meetings can be found at The Ca' Foscari University of Venice is proud to host the seventh annual ESOBE Meeting on October 27-28, 2016.


The ESOBE meetings aim at bringing together researchers and professionals interested in the application of Bayesian inference. Ever since the pioneering work of Arnold Zellner, Bayesian econometrics has expanded enormously in areas such as economics, finance, business, and marketing. Empirical applications of Bayesian econometrics deal with issues such as financial time series analysis, risk management, economic growth analysis, measurement of policy effectiveness, individual decision making in marketing, labour market analysis, forecasting in monetary policy, just to name a few.


The computational revolution in simulation techniques is a key ingredient in this expansion and allows the application of Bayesian methods to increasingly complex models and high-dimensional data environments. The ESOBE meetings are intended as a discussion forum for new and recent research methods that are capable to face these challenges. These techniques include, among others, semi-parametric modelling based on mixtures, shrinkage estimators, and variable selection methods.


The scientific program of ESOBE 2016 will include:

  • Keynote talks by 2011 Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Thomas Sargent (New York University), Professor Christian Robert (University Paris Dauphine and University of Warwick) winner of the 2003 DeGroot ISBA prize and Professor Ulrich Müller (Princeton University) awarded of several NSF grants.
  • Contributed talks
  • Special session for junior scientist presentations
  • Poster presentations

The scientific committee invites submission for contributed talks, junior scientist presentations, and poster presentations before July 15, 2016 (Call for papers). Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial econometrics
  • Microeconometrics and program evaluation
  • Semi-parametric methods based on countably infinite mixtures
  • Shrinkage estimation and variable selection in high-dimensional data environments
  • Computational methods for large datsets
  • Efficient MCMC methods for complex models