Universal Academic Questionnaire
The UAQ is a survey of U.S. economics departments taken each fall. One survey is addressed to the chair of the Department of Economics of each institution.
The Association is frequently asked for information that is available from the UAQ. Therefore AEA annually publishes in the AEA Papers & Proceedings (May issue of the AER) a few pages of tables assembled from the latest UAQ responses. AEA has made every effort to maintain the confidentiality of responses from individual institutions. The usefulness of these tables depends on the cooperation of departments in completing the UAQ promptly each Fall. The new form will be available to fill out online in mid-October.
If you would still like to send in the UAQ for 2013-14, you can download the form.
UAQ Results for Previous Years
Contents of Current Issues
March 2014 AER
Winter 2014 JEP
February 2014 AEJ: Policy
February 2014 AEJ: Micro
January 2014 AEJ: Macro
January 2014 AEJ: Applied
December 2013 JEL
Virtual Field Journals
In the News:
"Pulling forth statements on political issues is a distraction from the real and important work of economic research and education," explains AEA President Nordhaus, when asked about the AEA's historically non-partisan stand on public policy. Read the whole story in the latest issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscribers only).
From ASSA 2014: The Wall Street Journal reports on the AEA's CSWEP committee's efforts in mentoring early-career female economists and the program's expanding influence on similar programs being developed overseas. Read the full article here.
"The job market could be picking up for economics grad students," reports Brenda Cronin in the Wall Street Journal. Get the inside story on what her sources are saying before you head to ASSA in January!
The Chronicle of Higher Education just published "Cool Head on Global Warming," an in-depth look at the new book by 2014 AEA President, William Nordhaus entitled, "The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World" (Yale University Press).
The Atlantic Cities provides a thorough examination of Clifford Winston's (Brooking Institution) research, "On The Performance of the U.S. Transportation System: Caution Ahead," from the latest edition of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).
Upcoming research by Yang Wang, a health economist at Lafayette College,
indicates that some smokers believe age, race, and parental longevity
influence their life expectancy more than smoking does. Access the news
brief here, or the forthcoming article from the American Economic
Journal: Applied Economics.
AEA in News Archive