Call for Papers
Call for Papers, Committee on Economic Statistics of the American Economic Association – 2014 ASSA meetings
The Committee on Economic Statistics of the American Economic Association (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the January 2014 AEA meetings to be held in Philadelphia, PA. The Committee welcomes both submissions of individual papers and proposals for sessions of three or four papers. The Committee is interested in receiving submissions in any area of economics, especially topics making use of new and unexplored datasets. Examples of topics that would be of interest include (but are not restricted to): the duration of unemployment and its causes; the mortgage and credit markets; financial risk in the household, business, and banking sectors; how the diffusion of innovation across firms contributes to productivity growth; and how income inequality, economic mobility and economic opportunities in the U.S. today compare with other countries and with earlier times. One of the three sessions organized by the Committee will be published in the AER Papers and Proceedings volume. Abstracts for individual papers or for the papers to be included in a proposed session should be submitted no later than April 15, 2013 to Robert Feenstra, chair, Committee on Economic Statistics, firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be PDF files and include name, institutional affiliation, and email address of all participants.