26th Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics
Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

March 19-20, 2018, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

The 26th Annual Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics will be held at Keio University in Tokyo on March 19 - 20, 2018. The aim of the meeting is to present and discuss recent developments in theoretical and empirical analysis of nonlinearity in economics and finance. Confirmed keynote speakers are Chang-Jin Kim (University of Washington) and John Stachurski (Australian National University). There will also be special sessions dedicated to the research of Kazuo Nishimura (Kyoto University)

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: You are invited to submit a paper. Completed manuscripts or extended abstracts can be submitted electronically via the Conference Maker software at the following link:

To submit a paper, you must select one of the following five topic areas: (1) Macro Theory, (2) Empirical Macro, (3) Forecasting, (4) Time Series, or (5) Finance.

Ippei Fujiwara (Keio University/Australian National University)
Yasuo Hirose (Keio University)

ORGANIZERS: (SNDE Executive committee)
Hilde C. Bjornland (President-SNDE, BI Norwegian Business School)
Richard Baillie (Michigan State University)
Richard Dennis (University of Glasgow)
Kevin Lansing (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
Jun Ma (Northeastern University)
Michael T. Owyang (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
Irina B. Panovska (Lehigh University)
Francesco Ravazzolo (University of Bozen/Bolzano)
Tatevik Sekhposyan (Texas A&M University)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The program committee includes (in addition to the local organizers and the SNDE Executive committee)
Joshua Chan (University of Technology Sydney)
Taeyoung Doh (FRB Kansas City)
Ippei Fujiwara (Keio University/Australian National University)
Yasuo Hirose (Keio University)
Jinill Kim (Korea Univeristy)
Mariano Kulish (University of New South Wales)
Michele Modugno (FRB)
Tatsuyoshi Okimoto (Australian National University)
Woong Yong Park (Seoul National University)
Mototsugu Shintani (University of Tokyo)
Tara Sinclair (George Washington University)
Nathaniel A. Throckmorton (College of Williams and Mary)

Deadline for Submissions: December 4, 2017
Notification for authors: January 19, 2018

REGISTRATION: All registrants, including presenters (invited and contributed), must pay the registration fee of 300 USD by February 1, 2018 in order to have their paper included on the program. Please note that 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 at

PRIZES: The Society will award two 500 USD prizes: (1) the James B. Ramsey prize for the top paper in econometrics presented by a graduate student, and (2) the Gerald P. Dwyer prize for the top paper in finance presented by a graduate student. Graduate students’ electronic submissions should be followed up by a letter on official university stationary from a professor certifying that the submitter is a graduate student in good standing. An electronic version of this letter should be emailed by the professor to SNDE Executive Board President Hilde C. Bjornland at by February 16, 2018.

SUBMISSIONS: Authors of papers accepted for the Symposium are encouraged to submit their paper to the Society's journal: Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics: For the fourth consecutive year, the Society will award 2,500 USD to the best paper published in the journal. All papers published during calendar year 2017 will be considered for the award to be announced at the 2018 Symposium in Tokyo.

FURTHER INFORMATION: At this symposium there will be special sessions dedicated to the research of Kazuo Nishimura (Kyoto University). Professor Nishimura will attend the conference. Papers presented in the special sessions for him will be invited for special issues of Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics. The submissions to the special issues will go through regular refereeing processes.

For additional information about the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, see For questions regarding paper submission or registration, please email Kristin Scheyer at

Posted: 10 Nov 2017