The bi-annual (5th) Gretl Conference is an inspiring
opportunity to take stock of the current state of the gretl econometrics
software project, including its embedded programming language hansl.
should demonstrate what is already possible in advanced real-world
applications, how gretl compares to other software, or how a possibly
missing functionality is implemented in other software. They could also present innovative methods for teaching
statistics with gretl, or discuss desirable directions for the
development of the project.
The programme will consist of contributed
presentations, as well as keynotes by invited speakers and Gretl developers. At
the close of the conference there will be a “coding sprint” where interested
participants can teach each other new tricks in hansl and start
implementing some of the new ideas produced at the meeting.
All researchers interested in econometrics or
computational statistics are encouraged to submit abstracts for possible
presentations. Proposals for any relevant topic will be considered, including (but
not limited to) talks related to new functionality in gretl since the
• MIDAS (mixed-frequency) regression
• new and better Kalman filter interface for state-space models
• DPB (dynamic panel binary) package
• BFGScmax constrained maximization routines
• multivariate GARCH models
• StrucBreak package for structural break analysis
• more specialized microeconometrics like faster random-effects panel
probit routines, packages for McFadden’s choice model, packages to compute
marginal effects for many models
The 5th Conference is organized by the University of Patras, and will be held at the Technopolis City of Athens in June 2-3 2017.
All participants first need to register so we can determine whether we still have available space. "Register" means basically to tell the local organizers (Ioannis) they want to come, in an informal way (email: GC2017@gretlconference.org).
There will be a fee of 100€ for attending the conference, including meals (lunches, one conference dinner, refreshments), and conference stationery.
For doctoral students, the conference fee is 60€.
Payment details will be communicated to registered participants.