Econ-Harmony

An AEA Service for Organizing Complete Annual Meeting Session Proposals

Econ-Harmony is open for 2019.

An AEA service, Econ-Harmony began in 2009 and continues in 2018 for the 2019 Annual Meeting 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. 

27% of 412 submitted complete sessions and 9% of 1,342** submitted individual papers made the 2018 AEA Annual Meeting program.

Individual Paper Submissions
Program Year Total Accepted
2018 9% of 1342**
2017 16% of 1208*
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
2018 27% of 412
2017 28% of 398
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

*Plus an additional 24% of 1208 individually submitted papers participated in the 2017 AEA Poster Session.
** Plus an additional 23% of 1342 individually submitted papers participated in the 2018 AEA Poster Session.

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.