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The AEA’s press kit includes facts sheets, highlights, and detailed information about the Association’s history, and information about the Annual Meeting.

Press Releases

April 17, 2014 American Economic Association Announces Award Recipients for 2014
September 23, 2013 Economic Research Probes Smoker Decision-Making
April 12, 2013 AEA Announces 2013 Awards Recipients
March 25, 2013 Beating the Odds: Economists Unravel Reasons for Low Rates of Predictive Testing for Huntington's Disease
June 21, 2012 Importance of the American Community Survey for Economic Analysis
January 5, 2012 AEA Adopts Extensions to Principles for Author Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
November 23, 2011 The Case for a Progressive Tax: From Basic Research to Policy Recommendations
November 1, 2011 Study Identifies Industries Responsible for Air Pollution Damage
April 15, 2011 AEA Announces 2011 Awards Recipients
February 8, 2011 AEA Publishes Centenary Issue of the AER
January 6, 2011 2011 Annual Meeting: Letter from the President
November 23, 2010 Online Journal Access for Subscribers
February 2009 AEA announces the publication of four new economics journals


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Contents of Current Issues

July 2014 AEJ: Applied

July 2014 AEJ: Macro

July 2014 AER

June 2014 JEL

Spring 2014 JEP

May 2014 AEJ: Policy

May 2014 AEJ: Micro

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In the News:

University of Chicago economics professor, Matthew Gentzkow, who is the AEA's 2014 John Bates Clark Medal recipient, discusses the future of economics, the state of the media ecosphere, and virtues of "data hustle" in this interview from Quartz.

A recent article in The Economist examines higher education endowments and university behaviors including new research presented in a paper from the latest edition of the American Economic Review.

"For economists, the tradition of keeping mum—at least as a national organization—is long and proud. 'The association as such will take no partisan attitude, nor will it commit its members to any position on practical economic questions,' the economic association states on its website. Those policies, says its president, William D. Nordhaus, a professor at Yale University, by email, 'have served it well through hot and cold wars.'"

"Not only do economists vary widely in their opinions of economic policy, he notes, but many have participated in helping shape such policies. Putting forth statements on political issues would be 'unnecessary, polarizing, controversy-stoking, and a distraction from the real and important work of economic research and education,' he says. (Mr. Nordhaus was, of course, speaking for himself and not the association.)"

Read the whole story in the 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 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.

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