Submissions for the AEA Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

The AEA, in conjunction with 62 associations in related disciplines, assembles over 13,000 of the best minds in economics to network and celebrate new achievements in economic research. This is the premier event to share your work with colleagues.

Members wishing to give papers or organize complete sessions for the program for the meetings in Boston, Massachusetts are invited to submit proposals electronically to Dr. Christina Romer via the American Economic Association website beginning on March 1. While papers covering a wide array of topics in economics will be included on the 2022 program, Dr. Romer especially encourages proposals focused on pressing public policy issues. To be considered, individual paper proposals (with abstracts) and up to two Journal of Economic Literature bibliographic codes in rank order should be submitted by April 1, 2021. The deadline for complete session proposals is April 15, 2021. At least one author of each paper must be an AEA member. All authors of papers on a complete session must join the AEA if the session is selected for the program.

Proposals for complete sessions have historically had a higher probability of inclusion (21–39%) than papers submitted individually (9–17%). Individual paper contributors are strongly encouraged to use the AEA's Econ-Harmony website to form integrated sessions. Proposals for a complete session should be submitted only by the session organizer. Sessions normally contain three or four papers.

Please make certain your information is complete before submission. No changes will be accepted until a decision is made about inclusion on the program (usually in July). Do not send a complete paper. Abstracts should be 300 words or less. The Association discourages multiple proposals from the same person, and under no circumstances should the same person submit more than two proposals.

Some of the papers presented at the annual meeting are published in the AEA Papers & Proceedings. The President-elect includes at least three contributed sessions (12 papers) in the AEA Papers & Proceedings from among those submitted in response to this Call for Sessions and Papers.

February 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021 -- EconHarmony will be open
March 1, 2021 -- AEA Submission portal opens
April 1, 2021 -- Deadline for Individual Paper Proposals
April 15, 2021 -- Deadline for Complete Session Proposals