AEA Annual Meeting Submissions


Call for Sessions and Papers for the January 2015 American Economic Association Annual 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 Thaler via the American Economic Association website starting on March 1. While papers covering a wide array of topics in economics will be included on the 2015 program, Professor Thaler especially encourages inter-disciplinary proposals.

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. All authors of papers on a complete session must join the AEA if the session is selected for the program.

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.

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.



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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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