The conference was cosponsored by the Bank of Greece, Aristotle University, University of Macedonia, University of Kansas, Center for Financial Stability, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Local organizing committee: 

Chairman:  Apostolos Serletis (University of Calgary)
      Constantinos Katrakilidis (Aristotle University)
      Ioannis Kyritsis (Aristotle University)
      Theologos Pantelidis (University of Macedonia)
      George Tavlas (Bank of Greece)

Program committee: 
The program committee list is here.

Final Conference Schedule and Archives.

Block bookings for conference participants are available at negotiated room rates at the conference hotel and at three other nearby hotels.

Keynote speakers: 
George Tavlas, Member, Monetary Policy Council, Bank of Greece
Paul Schreyer, Deputy Director, OECD Statistical Directorate, Paris
Stephen Spear, Carnegie Mellon University
Tony Smith, Yale University


The registration fees are the following:

$275 until May 1.
$325 from May 2 until June 1.
$425 from June 2 until June 22.

Additional fee for guests at the dinner:  $40 per guest.

Registration closes on June 22 and will not be  available after that date or at the conference site.  On June 23, the program will be sent to the printer, with any papers for which the presenter has not registered removed, and all information about meals provided to the caterers.

For those interested in attending the conference, registration* is possible before June 22 here: 

*When you register, please note that your browser may advise you that the site is not secure, because it does not recognize the Carnegie Mellon issued security certificate that we use to encrypt communications with the SEM server.  If you receive such a warning, just continue on to the site and tell your browser to create a security exception for our server so that you won’t get these messages in future SEM-related transactions.

Photographs of the city, taken by professional photographer, Spiros Tsalparoglou:

Conference Hotel, Electra Palace:

Palaios Panteleimonas, village on Mount Olympus overlooking Castle of Platamon and the Aegean Sea about 100 km from Thessaloniki. 
The main conference dinner will be held in the village square,
shown in the second photo below the panorama photo:

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