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General Information and Dues for 2014

Membership Dues - Individual members of the American Economic Association (AEA) receive online access to all seven of the Association's journals as well as other member benefits. Membership dues are based on annual income.

Annual Income Membership Dues for 2014
Under $70,000 $20
$70,000 to $105,000 $30
Over $105,000 $40

Print or CD subscriptions may be purchased along with your membership for a small additional charge.

Journal Title Print
Int'l Postage
(Outside the U.S.)
AER (including P&P) (12 Issues) $25 $25 $35
AER Papers & Proceedings Issue P&P Only $10 N/A N/A
JEL (4 Issues) $15 $15 $15
JEP (4 Issues) $15 $15 $15
AEJ: Applied (4 Issues) $15 N/A $15
AEJ: Econ Policy (4 Issues) $15 N/A $15
AEJ: Macro (4 Issues) $15 N/A $15
AEJ: Micro (4 Issues) $15 N/A $15

Online Member benefits begin immediately. Requested journals in print or CD begin with the issue following posting of your payment. Membership will not be back-started. Journals are mailed second class; please allow 6 to 8 weeks for arrival of print journals shipped outside the U.S. Second class mail service is unusually slow in December. CDs are mailed First Class.

Payments must be made in advance. We accept checks (in US dollars only, with correct coding for processing in US banks) and credit cards; online, or by faxing or mailing the application. Please choose one method; it is the Association's policy NOT TO REFUND dues.

Contact Information
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Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 322-2595
Fax: (615) 343-7590

It is important to include your e-mail address and to keep it up to date. It often is used for verification of services. In addition, we plan to notify members of important dates and new services by e-mail.

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Membership FAQ's

Why should I become a member? I have access to the AEA journals though another source, why pay for membership?

In addition to having online access to all seven AEA journals, your benefits include:

Only AEA members may:

What if I don't receive an issue?

Occasionally, issues will get lost in the mail. If this happens to you, check to ensure your mailing address is correct and membership status is current by going to your on-line account. If your account is correct and current, notify our Membership/Subscriber Services Department at (615)322-2595 or We'll be happy to resolve this for you.
Note: It is the policy of the AEA to order replacement issues only one time.

Can I get back issues or single issues of the journals?

Back issues for a limited number of years are available for anyone who would like to fill in the gaps in their collection or pick up an issue or two they've missed. Back issues are sold for $15.00 each. Download a back issues or single issue order form. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Can I get reprints of articles?

Reprints are generally available from the authors. Authors should be contacted directly or you may purchase a single issue.

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Requests for permission to reprint articles are processed by the Nashville office. Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of an article for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or direct commercial advantage and that copies show this notice on the first page or initial screen of a display along with the full citation, including the name of the author. Copyrights for components of work owned by others than AEA must be honored. Abstracting with credit is permitted. Copying, republishing, posting on servers, redistributing to lists, and the use of any component of a work in other works, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee. The author has the right to republish, post on servers, redistribute to lists and use any component of his or her work in other works. For others to do so requires prior specific permission from the author, who should be contacted first for permission to copy, translate, or republish, and subsequent permission of the AEA. Permission requests to the AEA should already include permission of the author. While the AEA does hold copyright, our policy is that the author's agreement be secured before contacting us. To request permissions, please contact the Permissions Coordinator at

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

Virtual Field Journals

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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