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First International Conference

Quantitative Methods in Economics QME'2009

The conference is the 10th one organized by the Department of Econometrics and Statistics Faculty of Applied Informatics and Mathematics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland www.wzim.sggw.pl. But QME'2009 is the first conference organized on an international scale with distinguished members of the Program Committee from worldwide academic communities.

QME'2009 International Conference will take place in 4-star deluxe design Andel's Hotel lokalized in XIX'th Century Manufaktura Center in Lodz (Poland) www.manufaktura.com/EN/HotelAndel.asp on June 18-20, 2009

The aim of the conference is to explore issues and discuss problems of application:

  • statistical methods including hypotheses testing, multidimensional analysis, dynamic methods and spatial methodology;
  • economeric methods i.e. single and multi-equation models, dynamic and financial econometrics and nonlinear models;
  • stochasic processes and time-series analysis;
  • artificial intelligence methods;
  • optimization methods, also multi-criteria models and dynamic optimization;
  • mathematical and data mining methods

to solve problems consisting of:

  • analyzing, describing and modeling systems and phenomena,
  • verifying hypotheses and theories,
  • classification and recognizing objects and cases,
  • forecasting and simulations,
  • decision making and risk management

in economics and finance considering micr, mezo and macro scales.

Special emphasis will be placed on problems connected with investment, financial engineering, capital markets, emerging economies, globalization and economic crises.

Listening to the conference presentations is free of charge.

Preliminary Conference Program of QME’2009

Preliminary Conference Program of QME’2009

Thursday 18.06.2009 
14:00 – 20:00     Registration in Hotel Andel’s, Manufaktura
16:00 – 16:30     Conference opening - Chair: Professor Dorota Witkowska
16:30 – 16:40     Technical break
16:40 – 18:20     Plenary Session Chair: Professor Aleksander Welfe, Corresp. Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences
                        1.  Professor Lawrence R. Klein, Nobel Laureat "Long Term Shifts in the Center of Economic Gravity" 
                         2.  Professor Władysław Welfe, Corresp. Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences
                        "Long-Term Macroeconometric Model for the Polish Economy"

18:20 – 19:00     Poster Session A
19:00                 Dinner (for registered conference participants only)

 Friday 19.06.2009   
  8:00 – 20:00     Registration in Hotel Andel’s, Manufaktura
  9:00 – 10:50     Conurrent Sessions
10:50 – 11:30     Plenary discussion: Principia Humanstica-In Memory of Krzysztof de Werszowec Rey and Teresa Marszałkowicz
11:30 – 12:00     Coffee break (for registered conference participants)
12:00 – 13:30     Plenary session and panel discussion: Economic Crisis: Present Situation and “a Day After” - Moderator Patrice le Hodey (Belgium)

                         1. Prof. Barbara Liberda, Warsaw Uniwersity and Central Statistical Office GUS: How Statistics Shows the Crisis

                         2. Prof. Yochanan Shachmurove, The City College of the City University of New York and Pennsylvania University (USA)
                             The Financial Crisis and a Forecast on the US Economy

13:30 – 14:30     Lunch (for registered conference participants only)
15:00 – 16:30     Concurrent Sessions
17:00 – 19:00     City Tour (for registered conference participants only)
20:00                 Dinner (for registered conference participants only)

Saturday 20.06.2009 
  8:00 – 12:00     Registration in Hotel Andel’s, Manufaktura
  9:00 – 10:50     Concurrent Sessions
10:50 – 11:30     Poster Session B
11:30 – 12:00     Coffee break (for registered conference participants only)
12:00 – 13:30     Plenary Session - Chair: Professor Waldemar Tarczyński
                         1. Prof. Jose_Maria Montero Lorenzo, Castila La Mancha University (Spain):
                             How to Include Environmental Quality Kriged Indexes in Hedonic Housing Price Models

                         2. Prof. Yochanan Shachmurove, The City College of the City University of New York and Pennsylvania University (USA)
                            Who Benefits From the Opening of a Free Trade Zone?

                         3. Dr Andrzej Raczko, Polish Financial Supervision Authority, The Global Financial Crises - Lessons for Central Europe
13:30 – 13:40     Conference closing - Chair:  Professor Bolesław Borkowski
13:45                 Lunch (for registered conference participants only)

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Organizing Committee

The General Chair

  • Dorota Witkowska, Prof. 

The General Secretary

  • Krzysztof Kompa, PhD


  • Bolesław Borkowski, Prof.
  • Zbigniew Binderman, Prof.
  • Czesław Siekierski, PhD, Member of EU Parlament
  • Aleksandra Matuszewska-Janica, PhD
  • Mariola Chrzanowska, MSc  
  • Grzegorz Koszela, PhD - Conference Secretary
  • Kesra Nernend, PhD (University of Szczecin) 
  • Karol Krajewski, PhD ( Gdynia Maritime University)
  • Robert Pietrzykowski, PhD

Program Committee

  • Prof Lawrence R. Klein, University of Pennsylvania (USA) - the Honorary Chair of QME'2009
  • Prof. Dorota Witkowska, University of Life Science Warsaw (Poland) - the Chair
  • Prof. Bolesław Borkowski, University of Life Science Warsaw  (Poland) 
  • Prof. Piotr Chrzan, University of Economics in Katowice  (Poland)
  • Prof. Małgorzata Doman, Poznan University of Economics  (Poland)
  • Prof. Czesław Domański, University of Lodz (Poland)
  • Prof. Guido Ferrari, University of Florence (Italy)
  • Prof. Jennifer Foo, Stetson University (USA)
  • Prof. Paolo Gajo, University of Florence (Italy)
  • Prof. Marek Gruszczyński, Warsaw School of Economics  (Poland)
  • Prof. Hong Hwang, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • Prof. Krzysztof Jajuga, Wroclaw University of Economics  (Poland) 
  • Prof. Edvard M. Jankovic, Financial Markets & Economies in Transition Central &Eastern Europe (USA)
  • Prof. Jose Maria Montero Lorenzo, University of Castilla - La Mancha (Spain)
  • Prof. Jean-Pierre Lévy Mangin, Université du Québec (Québec) Canada
  • Prof. Jorge Mateu University Jaume I (Spain)
  • Prof. Emilio Porcu (Italy), Universität Göttingen (Germany)
  • Prof. Samathrakis Vagis, Aleksander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Prof. Yochanan Shachmurove, The City College of The City University of New York, and The University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Prof. Józef Stawicki, Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun  (Poland)
  • Prof. Waldemar Tarczyński, University of Szczecin  (Poland)
  • Prof. John M. Virgo, International Atlantic Economic Society (USA)

Patrons and Sponsors

                                                  State Patronage

                             Minister of Science and Higher Education

                                      Professor Barbara Kudrycka


                                              University Patronage

Rector of Warsaw Uniwersity of Life Sciences                Rector of Uniwersity of Szczecin

         Professor Alojzy Szymański                             Professor Waldemar Tarczyński 

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                                                Honorary Patronage

                             Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF)


                                                        S P O N S O R S

           PKO BANK POLSKI                                                Warsaw Stock Exchange

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                                  Polish Information Processing Society 


                                 Video-Conference Provider


Deadlines and fees

Important dates and deadlines

Registration for full-programme participants still open until 15'th of  June 2009.
Note: listening to the conference presentations is free of charge

Papers received before 15'th of May 2009 will be published in peer-reviewed journals: QME'2009 Working Papers (3 points) or  MIBE Journal (6 points) or Polish Journal of Environmental Studies (Thompson List).

Conference fee is 1200 zl (or 400 euro) and it covers stay (from 18 to 20.06.2009) in the 4 star deluxe Andel’s Hotel in the double room, conference service,  including issues of conference proceedings with printed papers, and publishing the paper (accepted in the reviewing procedure) in Folia Oeconomica Stetinensia not longer than 10 pages including Tables and Figures.

Additional fee for single room is 400zł (or 150 euro).

Additional fee for the papers publishing in the Polish Journal of Environmental Studies is 85 zł (or 30 euro) per page. Note that every Table and Figure is treated as additional page and costs 100 zł (or 35 euro) each, the paper should not be shorter than 8 pages of the standard text (i.e. without Tables and Figures).

Note: Regular daily hotel rate is 210 euro for single room and 230 for the double. The special hotel rate will be available for the conference participants in the period “around” the conference.


Conference General Chair


Conference General Secretary


Conference E-mail: qme2009@gmail.com




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