The first international gretl conference was held in Bilbao, Spain on May 28-29, 2009. You will find here the information about the most relevant facts at this conference.

The Conference was opened by Allin Cottrell, the leader developer of gretl jointly with Inmaculada Gallastegui, the Dean of the Bilbao Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, and Ignacio Díaz-Emparanza the chair of the conference.

The first oral communication in the Econometric Theory session was given by Lee Adkins.

The polish team presented a paper as well.

Allin Cottrell talked about the history of gretl, her design and prospective lines.

GC2009 – Info

The University of the Basque Country, The School of Economics and Business Administration and the Econometrics Research Group in collaboration with the gretl development team organized the gretl Conference held in Bilbao, Spain on May 28-29, 2009.

The conference was oriented to everybody willing to support and spread the use of open-source econometric and statistic software. The matters of the conference were specially centered in:

  • Teaching econometrics and statistics using free software
  • Implementation of some econometric techniques in gretl
  • Methodological papers with a strong computational emphasis
  • Applications carried out in gretl
  • Developing gretl

The keynote speakers were:

The Scientific Committee was formed by:

  • Josu Arteche (Department of Applied Economics III, University of the Basque Country, Spain)
  • Giorgio Calzolari, (University of Firenze, Department of Statistics, Italy)
  • Michael Creel (Department of Economics and Economic History, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Josef Jablonsky (University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Tadeusz Kufel (Department of Econometrics and Statistics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)

And the Organizing Committee by:

  • Ignacio Díaz-Emparanza (University of the Basque Country)
  • Petr Mariel (University of the Basque Country)
  • María Victoria Esteban (University of the Basque Country)
  • Allin Cottrell (Wake Forest University, USA)
  • Riccardo Lucchetti (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)
  • A. Talha Yalta (TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey)

Plans for the future

Some of the aspects treated on the gretl conference about the future of gretl:

  • The 2nd gretl Conference is proposed to be in two years (2011). The place is not decided but could be Ancona (Italy).
  • An important point for the expansion of gretl should be to improve and make easier for the user to make package functions.
  • A debate about writing an econometrics book in English with examples on gretl was redirected towards writing a book of examples and exercises for a good and already stablished theory book.
  • We should encourage the people to publish articles on gretl algorithms in some Journals as the Journal of Statistical Software or Computational Statistics and Data Analysis.
  • Organize a replication section, to publish replications with gretl of calculus done in famous published articles.

GC2009 – Photos