Conference Forecasting Structure and Time Varying Patterns in Economics and Finance

Date: May 24-25, 2013 


Conference program is available: Updated programme & Poster presentations

Recently, the economies of many countries have experienced severe shocks and crises. Substantial challenges to the stability of economic structures occurred. Modeling time-varying economic processes has become a topic of great interest. Forecasting in this context poses great challenges to both academics and researchers in organizations like central banks. During this conference leading and young researchers will discuss these issues and present new approaches to this topic.

Invited speakers

  • Adrian Pagan, The University of Sydney, delivers "The 2013 Journal of Applied Econometrics Lecture"
  • Fabio Canova
    European University Institute
  • Frank Diebold
    University of Pennsylvania
  • John Geweke
    University of Technology Sydney and Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Domenico Giannone
    Université Libre de Bruxelles - ECARES
  • Andrew Harvey
    Cambridge University
  • Siem Jan Koopman
    VU University Amsterdam
  • Barbara Rossi
    ICREA-Pompeu Fabra University
  • Neil Shephard
    Oxford University
  • Mark Watson
    Princeton University
  • Herman van Dijk
    Erasmus University Rotterdam and VU University Amsterdam

Call for papers

Extended deadline for paper submissions!

Paper submissions can be made until March 31, 2013, via email to Nalan Basturk, Decisions will be made by April 15, 2013.



Erasmus University Rotterdam, Woudestein Campus 
M-Building, room M1-19 (Athene)

Directions to Erasmus University Rotterdam

Campus Map (please note that the campus map will be regularly updated due to constructions)

Map of Rotterdam


Please fill out the online registration form. Fee is € 200; registration after April 15: € 250. Deadline for registration is April 26, 2013. 

The maximum number of participants for the workshop is 90.


Participants are kindly requested to book their hotel themselves. Hotel Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark is within walking distance of the Woudestein Campus. Hotel Emma is located at the city center and is easily accessible by public transport. You can find more information here.

Conference dinner

Conference dinner will take place in Euromast on 24 May 2013.  Transport to the Euromast is by boat on the river Maas. The boats leave from Jachthaven Kralingse Plas (see point B on the map). Point A is the conference venue. Hotel Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark is also indicated in the map.

Poster sessions

Poster presenters are kindly requested to prepare their posters with the maximum size A0 landscape format (width x height: 841 × 1189 mm or 33.11 × 46.81 in).

Program committee

  • Nalan Basturk
  • Peter Boswijk
  • Cem Cakmakli
  • Dennis Fok
  • Philip Hans Franses
  • John Geweke
  • Siem Jan Koopman
  • Lennart Hoogerheide
  • Richard Paap
  • Andreas Pick
  • Dick van Dijk
  • Marno Verbeek
  • Herman van Dijk (chair)

Local organizers

More information

For more information please contact Nalan Basturk (  or Herman van Dijk ( see also the website