2015 Annual Meeting

The 2015 Annual Meeting will take place in Boston, MA on January 3-5, 2015. Please note this is a Saturday/Sunday/Monday meeting this year. The headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton Boston.

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Call for Sessions and Papers for the January 2015 American Economic Association Annual Meeting

The deadline for submissions to the 2014 Annual Meeting has passed. Below are calls for the 2015; we do not expect the April dates or other details will change substantially for the 2016 Meeting.

Members wishing to give papers or organize complete sessions for the program for the meetings in Boston are invited to submit proposals electronically to Professor Richard H. Thaler via the American Economic Association web site http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/. Richard Thaler is especially interested in papers that incorporate psychological or other behavioral factors into their approach as well as papers that address important public policy issues. We will begin accepting proposals on March 1st, 2014.

To be considered, individual paper proposals (with abstracts) and up to two Journal of Economic Literature bibliographic codes in rank order should be submitted by April 1, 2014. The deadline for complete session proposals is April 15, 2014. At least one author of each paper must be an AEA member.

Proposals for complete sessions have historically had a higher probability of inclusion (35–40%) than papers submitted individually (10–15%). Individual paper contributors are strongly encouraged to use the AEA’s Econ-Harmony website to form integrated sessions. Proposals for a complete session should be submitted only by the session organizer. Sessions normally contain three or four papers.

Please make certain your information is complete before submission. No changes will be accepted until a decision is made about inclusion on the program (usually in July). Econometric studies or highly mathematical papers are not appropriate for sessions sponsored by the AEA: such papers should be submitted to the Econometric Society. Do not send a complete paper. The Association discourages multiple proposals from the same person, and under no circumstances should the same person submit more than two proposals. Abstracts must be 300 words or less.

Some of the papers presented at the annual meeting are published in the May American Economic Review (the Papers & Proceedings). The President-elect includes at least three contributed sessions (12 papers) from among those submitted in response to this Call for Sessions and Papers.

AEA in conjunction with approximately 55 associations in related disciplines, holds a three-day meeting each January to present papers on general economic subjects. Over 520 scholarly sessions are held. In 2014, 12,218 registered.


January, 3-5, 2015 (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
Boston, MA - Sheraton Boston

January 3-5, 2016 (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday)
San Francisco, CA - Hilton San Francisco

January 6-8, 2017 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)
Chicago, IL - Hyatt Regency Chicago

January 5-7, 2018 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)
Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Marriott Marquis

January 4-6, 2019 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)
Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Marriott

January 3-5, 2020 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)
San Diego, CA - San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

January 3-5,  2021 (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday)
Chicago, IL - Hyatt Regency Chicago

January 7-9, 2022 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Boston, MA - Sheraton Boston


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The next meeting is scheduled for January 3-5, 2015 in Boston, MA. The headquarters hotel is the Sheraton Boston.

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Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting is published in the May issue of the American Economic Review. The guidelines for Papers and Proceedings are available online.

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