How does complexity and bureaucracy affect pension fund choices?
A recent letter to the membership from Olivier Blanchard (past president), Janet Yellen (president-elect), and Ben Bernanke (current president) emphasized the determination of the AEA Executive Committee to fight harassment and discrimination in the economics profession, laying out a number of new initiatives. (See the AEA Professional Code of Conduct and the recently approved policy on harassment and discrimination.) Among the measures proposed in our letter was the establishment of an ombudsperson, to whom AEA members could report problems or concerns and seek advice.
Today we are announcing that the AEA has engaged Leto Copeley of the law firm Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC to serve as ombudsperson.
The AEA interviews Sascha Becker about how the Protestant Reformation created competition and conflict between Christians and Jews.