An AEA Service for Organizing Complete Annual Meeting Session Proposals
An AEA service, Econ-Harmony began in 2009 and continues in 2019 for the 2020 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.
31% of 322 submitted complete sessions and 10% of 1,227*** submitted individual papers made the 2019 AEA Annual Meeting program.
* 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.
*** Plus an additional 28% of 1227 individually submitted papers participated in the 2019 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.