The 20th Annual Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics will be held at the İstanbul Bilgi University in İstanbul, Turkey on April 5-6, 2012. The aim of the meeting is to present and discuss recent developments in theoretical and empirical analysis of nonlinearity in economics and finance. The Craig Hiemstra Memorial speaker will be M. Hashem Pesaran (Cambridge University).

Conference sponsors include the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, İstanbul Bilgi University, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, TÜBİTAK, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Papers presented at the conference may be considered for publication in the society’s journal, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics.

The Society will award two $500 prizes: the James B. Ramsey prize for the top paper in econometrics presented by a graduate student; and 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 James Morley at by March 16, 2012.