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CeMENT: Mentoring for Junior Faculty
National Workshop: January 5-7, 2015 in Boston, MA

The CSWEP national mentoring (CeMENT) workshop is aimed at mentoring female faculty in tenure-track positions at PhD granting economics departments in the U.S. or at institutions with similar research expectations.

The workshop will consist of a two-day program, beginning directly after the 2015 ASSA meetings in Boston. The ASSA meetings end at 3 pm on Monday, January 5th. The workshop begins at 4pm that evening and ends at 1 pm on Wednesday, January 7th. The AEA will pay for participants’ lodging and food during the workshop, but attendees must arrange their own transportation.

As in the previous programs, participants will be arranged into small groups based on their research area and will interact with each other and with senior (tenured) faculty mentors. Group members and mentors discuss and offer feedback on the participants’ research.

In addition, the workshop includes a number of larger how-to sessions on topics such as: publishing, developing a tenure case, writing a grant, effective and efficient teaching, conferences and networking, and work/life balance.

For more information on the CeMENT experience, Click Here.
For a list of previous mentors, Click Here.
Past workshop participants have received binders of professional development materials relating to publishing, teaching, grants, and other relevant topics. CSWEP is now making these materials available here.

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2014.
There are two steps in the application process.
First, complete the online application at the website below.
The online application should take you about 15 minutes to complete.

National Online Application Form

Second, send an email to simonkos@indiana.edu.
The subject line of the message should read: Firstname Lastname CeMENT Application.
Attach the following two documents (in pdf format) to the email.

1) A C.V., which includes the date you received your PhD, your research area(s), and your current position. Label the file: lastname_cv.pdf.

2) A one-page statement describing your research. This statement is used to create groups with similar research interests. It should be a brief 1-2 paragraph statement that describes your areas and topics of research and your methodological tool(s) (e.g. reduced-form empirical, structural, DSGE, time-series, theory, field surveys, experimental). Detailed descriptions of individual papers are not necessary. Label the file: lastname_research.pdf.

Applications must be complete by September 15, 2014. You will be informed of your participation status by the end of October. Our expectation is that, as was the case in past years, the number of qualified applicants will exceed capacity of the workshop (which is approximately 40 junior participants per workshop). In this case, workshop participation is determined by random selection.

We are excited about the opportunity to continue CSWEP’s tradition of mentoring female junior faculty. We hope you will apply, and look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops.


To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Call for Papers AEA 2015 and Other Announcements

Date: March 14, 2014

Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2015 AEA Meeting. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the January 2015 AEA Meeting program in Boston is April 1, 2014 for individual papers and April 15, 2014 for complete sessions. See the call at: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/call_for_papers.php

Econ-Harmony helps prospective submitters of individual papers for the AEA Annual Meeting find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Twenty-five percent of submitted complete sessions and 14% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2014 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/

AEAStat Call for Papers. The AEA Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the January 2015 ASSA Meetings in Boston. The Committee solicits both 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 of interest include (but are not restricted to): the duration of unemployment and its causes; 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 & Proceedings. Abstracts are due by April 15, 2014 to Robert Moffitt, chair, Committee on Economic Statistics, aea_stat@aeaweb.org. Submissions should be PDF files and include name, institutional affiliation, and email address of all participants.

The Committee on Economic Education (AEA-CEE) will sponsor a poster session at the 2015 ASSA Meetings in Boston devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Instead of papers, session presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which will be mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to talk directly with session participants. Proposals limited to two pages are due by April 1, 2014. More information is at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/call_for.php

AEA-CEE Call for Papers. The AEA-CEE is sponsoring a session of research papers on economic and financial education at any level (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, or pre-college) at the 2015 ASSA meetings in Boston. Papers from this session will be slated for publication in the Journal of Economic Education, subject to editorial review and approval. To have a paper considered for inclusion in the session, submit an abstract of 250-500 words by May 1, 2014 to Georg Schaur, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, gschaur@utk.edu.

Register for the AEA-CEE teaching conference. The Committee on Economic Education is sponsoring its 4th annual conference on teaching undergraduate and graduate economics, and research on economic education at all levels (including pre-college). The conference is cosponsored by the Journal of Economic Education, and will be held at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, May 28th – May 30, 2014. Plenary speakers are:

Concurrent sessions feature research and pedagogy papers, panel discussions, and workshops on teaching economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Early registration ends April 14, deadline to register is May 6. The program and pre-registration are available at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php

Music Night 2015. The AEA is organizing an evening of diverse music at the 2015 ASSA meetings in Boston. Potential performers, who would be primarily economists, are encouraged to apply, and all genres and styles of music will be considered. Performances may be solo acts or small ensembles. To be considered, send by June 1: contact information for participants along with audio or video links to your music and an approximate list of possible songs/pieces you would be interested in performing. Use the following e-mail address: music.night.2015@aeaweb.org. No attachments please – just send links to your audio/video files. A committee of economist musicians who have played at the ASSA meetings will consider the submissions and present proposals for participation to those selected.

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP). Nominate your candidate for CSWEP's Elaine Bennett Research Prize, recognizing the exemplary research contributions of junior women economists, and the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, given annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession; deadlines in September 2014. Stay up to date on these and other CSWEP opportunities with the CSWEP News or at cswep.org. Digital subscription to the CSWEP News are free and automatically accord the status of CSWEP Affiliate to subscribers.

EconLit for Members is a searchable bibliographic database. Compiled and abstracted in an easily searchable format, EconLit is a comprehensive index of journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers and dissertations. It contains all the Econlit records, but does not link to full-text journal articles and books available on library and institutional installations. It is primarily a tool for members who do not enjoy institutional access to EconLit. To find out more go to http://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/efm/index.php


To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Call for Papers and Other Announcements
Date: January 21, 2014

Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2015 AEA Meeting. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the January 2015 AEA Meeting program in Boston is April 1, 2014 for individual papers and April 15, 2014 for complete sessions. See: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/call_for_papers.php.

Econ-Harmony helps prospective individual paper submitters for the AEA Annual Meetings find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Twenty-five percent of submitted complete sessions and 14% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2014 Program; 31% of submitted complete sessions and 12% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2013 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/.

Webcasts are online. Eleven 2014 Annual Meeting sessions are available online:

Go to http://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2014/index.php. Webcasts from 2009 through 2014 are available to all compliments of the AEA. Webcasts for the Continuing Education Programs, including 2014, are available for members at http://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2014/conted.php.

Congratulations to Janet Yellen who is now confirmed as the next Federal Reserve Chair! A 2012 AEA Distinguished Fellow and former Vice President of the Association, Ms. Yellen's long-standing influence on the economics profession is demonstrated by her participation in various AEA activities including research published in AEA journals. Five articles authored by Ms. Yellen are now available open-access at http://www.aeaweb.org/yellen.php

Nominations for American Economics Journal Best Article Prizes. Suggestions for nominations for "best paper" prizes for each of the American Economic Journals are solicited. Awards will be announced in April 2014, selected from articles published in the 2011 - 2013 volumes of each AEJ. Suggest papers at http://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php by February 15, 2014.

The Fourth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) will be held May 28-30, 2014 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education. Plenary talks will be given by Alan Blinder (Princeton), Kenneth G. Elzinga (UVA), Cecilia Rouse (Princeton) and others TBA. Conference registration will open February 14, 2014. For more information go to http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php.

Stay in touch with CSWEP. The CSWEP News keeps you up to date on the progress of women in the economics profession and on professional opportunities such as the Bell Award, the Bennett Prize, and upcoming mentoring workshops. CSWEP News also includes calls for papers at national and regional meetings, for applications to the Summer Fellows Program, and for registration to the Annual Mentoring Breakfasts at ASSA. Much of this information is of particular interest to younger economists, regardless of gender. Digital subscriptions to the CSWEP News are free and automatically accord the status of "CSWEP Affiliate" to subscribers. Find out more at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/index.php.

Call for Artists. The program cover for the ASSA annual meeting often features artwork by economists or their spouses. Please contact us if you would like to see your artwork on a cover or have suggestions for future covers. Artwork can be provided in any medium that can be photographed. If selected, a color transparency, slide, or photograph (color or black and white) will be required. There is no remuneration - just the honor of having your work recognized. Send suggestions by August 15, 2014 to: gwyn.p.loftis@vanderbilt.edu or ASSA Cover, American Economic Association, 2014 Broadway, Suite 305, Nashville, TN 37203.

Retired Faculty Available for part-time or temporary teaching. JOE now lists retired economists interested in teaching on either a part-time or temporary basis at http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/available_faculty/. Individuals can add or delete their name at any time. Listings are deleted on November 30; the service is closed during December and January, and re-opens on February 1.

Publication updates on Twitter. Want to see forthcoming article previews as soon as they are available for the American Economic Review, American Economic Journals, and the Journal of Economic Literature? Follow us on Twitter!


Date: October 24, 2013
To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Annual Meeting Registration and Other Announcements

The AEA Annual Meeting registration discount deadline is December 3, 2013. The fee for registration will then increase from $60 to $120. To view the preliminary program and to register click on http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php. Follow us on Twitter @ASSAMeeting. Twitter will announce last-minute changes before and during the meetings. Send questions to assa@vanderbilt.edu or call us at 615-322-3509.

AEA Continuing Education Program: January 5-7, 2014 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, immediately after the annual meeting. The topics are:

Individuals attending the Continuing Education Program should book their ASSA reservation at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. See: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php

The Fourth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and Research in Economic Education (all levels, including precollege) will be held May 28-30, 2014 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education. Plenary talks will be given by Alan Blinder (Princeton), Kenneth G. Elzinga (UVA), Cecilia Rouse (Princeton) and other speakers TBA. Submissions will be accepted via the AEA online submission system. Submissions may be of individual papers, complete sessions of three or four papers, workshops, or panels. Complete session submissions are encouraged. The submission deadline is December 1, 2013. More information is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php. Questions about submissions should be sent to Gail Hoyt at ghoyt@email.uky.edu.

Custom App for the ASSA Meeting. Get your smartphones and tablets ready for the 2014 ASSA event! We will be offering a enhanced mobile app for you to customize your meeting experience. The all-in-one app allows you to create your schedule in advance, locate your meeting room on a map, browse paper abstracts, take session notes, link your schedule across devices and more. Look for additional details as the ASSA meeting draws closer.

Nominations for American Economic Journals' Best Paper Prizes. Suggestions for nominations for the annual "Best Paper" prizes for the AEA's four American Economic Journals are solicited now. The awards will be announced in April 2014, selected from articles published in the 2011 through 2013 volumes of each AEJ. To make suggestions go to http://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php. Deadline is February 15, 2014.

Registry for Randomized Control Trials. The AEA has launched a new site to register randomized control trials (RCTs). The AEA encourages all investigators to register new and existing RCTs. Registration is entirely voluntary and is not currently linked to or required for submission and publication in the AEA journals. The site is available at https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/

More of a Good Thing!.... In January 2014, the American Economic Review (AER) will expand its publication cycle from 7 to 12 issues offering readers even quicker access to the latest economics research. This includes the May edition of Papers and Proceedings which presents selected papers from the AEA's annual meeting.


Request for Suggestions for Editor Search Committee. The American Economic Association will appoint a new Editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics to begin in January 2015. Suggestions for the new Editor are solicited. Please send them to the search committee, chaired by Mark Gertler, using the e-mail address aejmacsearch@aeaweb.org, by October 21, 2013.


Date: August 27, 2013
To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Annual Meeting Registration and Other Announcements


Registration and Housing for the ASSA Meetings, January 3-5, 2014 in Philadelphia opens September 11th. General information, hotel rates, a hotel map, and suite diagrams will be available on the AEA website starting September 4th. Headquarters is the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Co-headquarters is the Loews Philadelphia. Job Placement interview tables and many meetings are in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Continuing Education Program is located in the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. To view the preliminary program and to register click on http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php. Follow us on Twitter @ASSAMeeting. Twitter will announce last-minute changes before and during the meetings. Send questions to assa@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-3509.

AEA Continuing Education Program: January 5-7, 2014 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, immediately after the annual meeting. The topics are:

   Cross-Section Econometrics (Alberto Abadie, Harvard University and Joshua Angrist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

   Economic Growth (Oded Galor and David Weil, Brown University)

   Education and the Economy (Susan Dynarski and Brian Jacob, University of Michigan)

Individuals attending the Continuing Education Program should book their ASSA reservation at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. Registration opens on September 11th. See: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php

Music Night 2014: The AEA is organizing an evening of diverse music at the 2014 ASSA meetings in Philadelphia. Potential performers, who would be primarily economists, are encouraged to apply, and all genres and styles of music will be considered. Performances may be solo acts or small ensembles. To be considered, send by September 20: contact information for participants along with audio or video links to your music and an approximate list of possible songs/pieces you would be interested in performing. Use the following e-mail address: music_night_2014@aeaweb.org. No attachments please – just send links to your audio/video files. A committee of economist musicians who have played at the ASSA meetings will consider the submissions and present proposals for participation to those selected.

CSWEP will hold its national mentoring workshop, CeMENT 2014, immediately following the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia on January 5-7, 2014. The workshop is geared toward female junior faculty in tenure-track positions at PhD granting economics departments in the U.S., or at institutions with similar research expectations. Application and registration material are available at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/mentoring/. The deadline for applications is September 20, 2013.

The Fourth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and Research in Economic Education (all levels, including precollege) will be held May 28-30, 2014 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education. Plenary talks will be given by Alan Blinder (Princeton), Kenneth G. Elzinga (UVA), Cecilia Rouse (Princeton) and other speakers TBA. Submissions will be accepted via the AEA online submission system. Submissions may be of individual papers, complete sessions of three or four papers, workshops, or panels. Complete session submissions are encouraged. The submission deadline is December 15, 2013. More information is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php. Questions about submissions should be sent to Gail Hoyt at ghoyt@email.uky.edu.

MORE OF A GOOD THING!.... In January 2014, the American Economic Review (AER) will expand its publication cycle from 7 to 12 issues offering readers even quicker access to the latest economics research. This includes the May edition of Papers and Proceedings which presents selected papers from the AEA’s annual meeting.


Date: March 21, 2013
To: Members of the American Economic Association

From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Call for Papers AEA 2014 and Other Announcements


Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2014 AEA Meeting. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the January 2014 AEA Meeting program in Philadelphia is April 1, 2013 for individual papers and April 15, 2013 for complete sessions. See the call at: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/call_for_papers.php

Econ-Harmony helps prospective submitters of individual papers for the AEA Annual Meeting find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Thirty-one percent of submitted complete sessions and 12% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2013 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/

AEAStat Call for Papers. The AEA Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the January 2014 ASSA Meetings. The Committee solicits both 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. One of the sessions organized by the Committee will be published in the AER Papers & Proceedings. Abstracts are due by April 15, 2013 to Robert Feenstra, chair, Committee on Economic Statistics, aea-stat@umich.edu. See also: http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEAStat/call_for_papers.php

CEE Poster Session - Call for Proposals. The Committee on Economic Education will sponsor a poster session at the 2014 ASSA Meetings devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which are mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to speak directly with session attendees. Proposals limited to two pages are due by April 1, 2013. More information is at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/call_for.php

The Committee on Economic Education (CEE) is sponsoring its 3rd annual conference on teaching undergraduate and graduate economics, and research on economic education at all levels (including pre-college). The conference is cosponsored by the Journal of Economic Education. It will be at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown, May 29th – May 31, 2013, with a dinner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Plenary speakers are:
•   Steven Levitt, "Thinking Like a Freakonomist in the Classroom"
•   John List, "Using Field Experiments to Teaching Economics"
•   Derek Neal, "The Market for Learning"
•   Dan Sullivan, Director of Research at the Chicago Fed
Concurrent sessions feature research and pedagogy papers, panel discussions, and workshops on teaching economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program and pre-registration are available at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php

CSWEP will hold its national mentoring workshop, CeMENT 2014, immediately following the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia on January 5-7, 2014.  The workshop is geared toward female junior faculty in tenure-track positions at PhD granting economics departments in the U.S., or at institutions with similar research expectations. Application and registration material will be available starting July 15, 2013 at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/mentoring/. The deadline for applications is September 20, 2013.

Resources for Economics (RFE), a guide sponsored by the AEA, lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections available at http://www.aeaweb.org/rfe/index.php. The guide is built to be of interest to economics students at all levels, as well as to academics, practitioners, and those simply interested in economics.

EconLit for Members is a searchable bibliographic database. Compiled and abstracted in an easily searchable format, EconLit is a comprehensive index of journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers and dissertations. It contains all the Econlit records, but does not link to full-text journal articles and books available on library and institutional installations. It is primarily a tool for members who do not enjoy institutional access to EconLit. To find out more go to http://www.aeaweb.org//econlit/efm/index.php

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is requesting your help on the Producer Price Index (PPI) program. The PPI is surveying current and potential data users in order to improve their datasets. The survey takes only a few minutes and the confidential responses will help the Bureau to better understand their customers and meet their needs. To participate go to https://www.research.net/s/PPIListTA or http://www.bls.gov/ppi.


Date: February 6, 2013
To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Member Announcements


Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2014 AEA Meetings. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the January 2014 AEA Meeting program in Philadelphia is April 1, 2013 for individual papers and April 15, 2013 for complete sessions. See the call at: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/call_for_papers.php

Econ-Harmony helps prospective submitters of individual papers for the AEA Annual Meeting find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Thirty-one percent of submitted complete sessions and 12% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2013 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/

Webcasts are online. Five 2013 Annual Meeting sessions are now available online:

Go to http://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2013/index.php Webcasts from 2009 through 2012 and for Continuing Education Programs, including 2013, are available at the same website.

The Third Annual AEA Conference on Teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and Research in Economic Education (all levels, including precollege) will be held on May 29-31, 2013 in Chicago, hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education(CEE) in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The conference hotel is the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. The first night will include a tour of the Money Museum and dinner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Plenary talks will be given by John List, Steven Levitt, Derek Neal, and Dan Sullivan (Director of Research of the Chicago Fed). Conference registration will open February 15, 2013. For more information go to http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php

Nominations for American Economics Journal Best Article Prizes. Suggestions for nominations for "best paper" prizes for each of the four American Economic Journals (i.e., Applied, Micro, Macro, and Policy) are solicited. Awards will be announced in April 2013, selected from articles published in the 2010 - 2012 volumes of each AEJ. Suggest nominations at http://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php by February 15, 2013.

CSWEP Call for Papers and Sessions. The AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) will sponsor sessions at the 2014 ASSA Meetings in Philadelphia. The Committee will organize three sessions on gender-related topics and three sessions on econometrics topics. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in the AER Papers & Proceedings. Abstracts of individual papers and complete session proposals will be considered. E-mail a cover letter (specifying to which set of sessions the paper is being submitted) and a copy of a one- to two-page abstract (250–1000 words), clearly labeled with the paper title and the names, affiliations, and contact information of all authors by March 1, 2013 to cswep@econ.duke.edu.

AEAStat Call for Papers. The AEA Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the January 2014 ASSA Meetings. The Committee solicits both 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. One of the sessions organized by the Committee will be published in the AER Papers & Proceedings. Abstracts are due by April 15, 2013 to Robert Feenstra, chair, Committee on Economic Statistics, aea-stat@umich.edu. See also: http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEAStat/call_for_papers.php

CEE Poster Session - Call for Proposals. The Committee on Economic Education will sponsor a poster session at the 2014 ASSA Meetings devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which are mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to talk directly with session attendees. Proposals limited to two pages are due by April 1, 2013. More information is at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/call_for.php

Retired faculty available for part-time or temporary teaching. JOE now lists retired economists interested in teaching on either a part-time or temporary basis. Individuals can add or delete their name any time. Listings are deleted on November 30; the service is closed during December and January, re-opening February 1. Register at http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/available_faculty/

Publication updates on Twitter. Want to see forthcoming article previews as soon as they are available for the American Economic Review, American Economic Journals, and the Journal of Economic Literature? Follow us on Twitter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Contents of Current Issues

Summer 2014 JEP

July 2014 AEJ: Applied

July 2014 AEJ: Macro

July 2014 AER

June 2014 JEL

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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