Econ-Harmony

An AEA Service for Organizing Complete Annual Meeting Session Proposals

Econ-Harmony is closed for ASSA 2017.  It will reopen in February of 2017 for ASSA 2018.

An AEA service, Econ-Harmony began in 2009 and continues in 2016 for the 2017 Annual Meetings program. Econ-Harmony allows prospective individual paper submitters who are members of the AEA to post information about their paper and search for others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission. It also allows AEA members to volunteer to chair sessions.

COMPLETE SESSIONS HAVE A SUBSTANTIALLY GREATER CHANCE OF MAKING THE PROGRAM THAN INDIVIDUAL PAPERS. 

25% of 461 submitted complete sessions and 12% of 1,728 submitted individual papers made the 2016 AEA Annual Meeting program.

Individual Paper Submissions
Program Year Total Accepted
2016 12% of 1728
2015 17% of 1303
2014 14% of 1148
2013 12% of 1331
2012 16% of 1059
2011 17% of 897
2010 13% of 1404
Complete Session Submissions
Program Year Total Accepted
2016 25% of 461
2015 25% of 401
2014 25% of 438
2013 31% of 347
2012 31% of 331
2011 39% of 287
2010 31% of 273



Econ-Harmony does not replace the formal submission process and it does not guarantee that a session will be included on the program. Rather, it is designed to help prospective authors identify others working on similar questions so they can form a jointly organized complete session to submit in the regular submission process. The normal submitted session includes four papers and a discussant for each.