Mission of the Committee on Economic Statistics

The Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) is a subcommittee of the American Economic Association charged with promoting scholarship in economic statistics by providing professional recognition of these activities.

The mission of the American Economic Association (AEA) includes the “encouragement of economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of actual conditions of industrial life.” As such, members of the AEA share an interest in producing reliable, high-quality economic and social statistics. Recognizing this interest, in January 2002, the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association established the Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat).

AEAStat was given the general charge to promote the involvement of economists in improving the collection, analysis and reporting of economic statistics. An important goal for the committee has been to raise the profile of research on economic measurement within the economics profession. AEAStat activities have included the organization of sessions for the Annual Meetings of the American Economic Association and the preparation of reports on data needs in particular subfields of economic research.

Call for Papers, Committee on Economic Statistics of the American Economic Association – 2017 ASSA meetings

The AEA Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the January 2017 ASSA Meetings in Chicago. The Committee solicits both individual papers and proposals for sessions of three or four papers, with preference given to session proposals. The Committee is interested in receiving submissions in any area of economic data and statistics. One of the three sessions organized by the Committee will be published in the AEA Papers and Proceedings. For more information or a list of papers selected for past AEAStat sponsored sessions go to https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEAStat/annual_meeting.php. Abstracts are due by April 1, 2016 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.

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