Submissions for the AEA Annual Meeting

The AEA, in conjunction with 56 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 premiere event to share your work with colleagues.

Authors are invited to submit all proposals electronically to Professor Alvin Roth via the American Economic Association website.

While papers covering a wide array of topics in economics will be included on the 2017 program, Professor Roth especially encourages proposals that cross the boundaries of conventionally defined disciplines. Papers on econometric or mathematical methods should be submitted to the Econometric Society

  • Some of the papers presented at the annual meeting are published in the May issue of the American Economic Review (the Papers & Proceedings).
  • All submitted papers, whether individual or part of a session, must have at least one author who is a member of the AEA. The Association discourages multiple proposals from the same person, and under no circumstances should the same person submit more than two proposals.
  • Submit complete information; no changes are accepted until a decision is made about inclusion in the program (usually in July). Do not send a complete paper until selections are made. Abstracts should be 300 words or less.
  • Proposals for complete sessions have historically had a higher probability of inclusion (35-40%) than papers submitted individually. Use EconHarmony* to form integrated complete sessions consisting of 3-4 papers before the session organizer submits the proposal.

February 1, 2016 -- EconHarmony opens on the AEA website until April 15, 2016. Find like-minded colleagues to form an integrated Complete Session proposal consisting of 3-4 papers before submission
March 1, 2016 -- AEA begins accepting all proposals
April 1, 2016 -- Deadline for Individual Paper Proposals
April 15, 2016 -- Deadline for Complete Session Proposals

The submission portal is now closed.