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January 19, 2016
To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Call for Papers and Other Announcements


Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2017 AEA Meeting. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the January 2017 AEA Meeting program in Chicago is April 1, 2016 for individual papers and April 15, 2016 for complete sessions. See: https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/submissions.php

Enhanced Poster Presentations at the 2017 Chicago meetings. The AEA is planning an enhanced poster session, in which accepted posters will remain up during the entire conference, in the main conference area. Posters should be self-explanatory so they can be read without the author present. The AEA anticipates being able to offer some help in arranging the printing of large posters.

Econ-Harmony helps prospective individual paper submitters for the AEA Annual Meetings find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Twenty-six percent of submitted complete sessions and 12% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2016 Program. Econ-Harmony is available on February 1 at https://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/.

Webcasts are online. 2016 Annual Meeting sessions are available online:

AEA Presidential Address "Behavioral Economics: Past, Present and Future," (Richard Thaler)
AEA Awards Ceremony (Robert Shiller)
Richard T. Ely Lecture "Restoring Rational Choice: The Challenge of Consumer Finance," (John Y. Campbell)
Nobel Laureate Luncheon (Robert Shiller, Rolan Benabou, Drew Fudenberg, Bengt Holmstrom, and Eric Maskin)
AEA/AFA Joint Luncheon (Bengt Holmstrom) "Why Are Money Markets Different?"
Historical Perspectives on Financial Crisis, Banks and Regulation
The United States Economy: Where To From Here?
Critiquing Robert J. Gordon's Rise and Fall of American Growth (Panel Discussion)
Gender at Work: Evidence from Experimental Economics
60 Million Refugees

Go to https://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2016/index.php. Webcasts from 2009 through 2016 are available to the public compliments of the AEA. Webcasts for the Continuing Education Programs, including 2016 are available to AEA members at https://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2016/continuing-education.php.

Re-live highlights from ASSA 2016 by viewing the photo gallery at https://www.aeaweb.org

Call for Applications for the AEA Summer Training Program & Scholarship Program. Since 1974, the AEA Summer Training Program (AEASP) and Scholarship Program have increased diversity by preparing undergraduates for doctoral programs in economics and related disciplines. Michigan State University is honored to have been selected as the 12th university to host the program beginning in June 2016. AEASP offers talented undergraduates seriously considering post-graduate studies in economics the opportunity to develop and solidify their math and other technical skills to enable them to successfully meet the high demands of academically challenging doctoral programs. Go to https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEASP

Nominations for American Economics Journal Best Article Prizes. Suggestions for nominations for "Best Article" prizes for each of the American Economic Journals are solicited. Awards will be announced in April 2016, selected from articles published in the 2013-2015 volumes of each AEJ. Suggest papers at https://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php by February 15, 2016.

Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the January 2017 ASSA Meetings in Chicago. The Committee solicits both individual papers and proposals for sessions of three or four papers, with preference given to session proposals. The Committee is interested in receiving submissions in any area of economic data and statistics. One of the three sessions organized by the Committee will be published in the AEA Papers and Proceedings. For more information or a list of papers selected for past AEAStat sponsored sessions go to https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEAStat/annual_meeting.php. Abstracts are due by April 1, 2016 to Robert Moffitt, Chair, Committee on Economic Statistics, aea_stat@aeaweb.org. Submissions should be PDF files and include name, institutional affiliation, and email address of all participants.

The AEA Committee on Economic Education will sponsor a poster session at the 2017 ASSA Meetings January 6-8 in Chicago devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Instead of papers, session presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which will be mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to talk directly with session participants. Although we encourage presenters to include evidence that their strategy enhances learning, we do not require quantifiable evidence. Presenters should emphasize the originality of their strategy and provide sufficient information so that session participants may apply the technique in their own classrooms. Proposals should describe the teaching strategy and explain how it will be displayed on the poster. Posters marketing textbooks, commercial software, or similar materials will not be considered for the session. Proposals are limited to two pages and are due by April 1, 2016. Proposals should include full contact information for all authors. Please send proposals to Steven Cobb, University of North Texas, scobb@unt.edu.

The National Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) will be held June 1-3, 2016 at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Registration opens February 16, 2016. For more information go to https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php.

The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) is charged with promoting the careers and monitoring the progress of professional women economists. Visit CSWEP.org for calls and announcements and to access the CSWEP News archives, chock full of feature articles on professional development. Calls with fast approaching deadlines include the Economics Summer Fellows Program and a Call for Abstracts for CSWEP Paper Sessions at the 2017 AEA/ASSA Meetings. To become a CSWEP subscriber, contact cswep@econ.duke.edu.

Retired Faculty Available for part-time or temporary teaching. JOE lists retired economists interested in teaching on either a part-time or temporary basis at https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/available_faculty/. Individuals can add or delete their name at any time. Listings are deleted on November 30; the service is closed during December and January, and re-opens on February 1.

Call for Artists. The program cover for the ASSA annual meeting often features artwork by economists or their spouses. Please contact us if you would like to see your artwork on a cover or have suggestions for future covers. Artwork can be provided in any medium that can be photographed. If selected, a color transparency, slide, or photograph (color or black and white) will be required. There is no remuneration, just the honor of having your work recognized. Send suggestions by August 15, 2016 to: gwyn.p.loftis@vanderbilt.edu or ASSA Cover, American Economic Association, 2014 Broadway, Suite 305, Nashville, TN 37203.

Publication updates on Twitter. Want to see forthcoming article previews as soon as they are available for the American Economic Review, American Economic Journals, and the Journal of Economic Literature? Follow us on Twitter!


December 11, 2015

To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Annual Meeting and Other Announcements

AEA Continuing Education Program: January 5-7, 2016 at the Parc 55 - A Hilton Hotel, immediately after the annual meeting. The three topics for January 2016 are:

The Economics of Crime (John J. Donohue, Stanford University, and Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago),

Field Experiments (Dean Karlan, Yale University and John A. List, University of Chicago),

Microeconomics of Life Course Inequality (Steven Durlauf, University of Wisconsin-Madison and James J. Heckman, University of Chicago).

Visit https://www.aeaweb.org/cont_education/.

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP) invites your participation in CSWEP's events at the 2016 AEA/ASSA Meetings in San Francisco, including two Mentoring Breakfasts for Junior Economists, a Peer Mentoring Breakfast for Mid-Career Economists, the CSWEP Annual Business Meeting, and a panel discussion on the interaction of women economists with the media. Pre-registration for all events is required. CSWEP is also pleased to announce that AEA will provide a room for nursing mothers at ASSA. Visit https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/annual_meeting.php.

AEA is hosting a breakfast and discussion facilitated by Lee Badgett (U-Mass Amherst) and Christopher S. Carpenter (Vanderbilt) at the ASSA meetings on Monday, January 4, 2016 from 7-8 am in the Golden Gate rooms of the Hilton San Francisco. Topics will include: 1) the climate for LGBT economists in the profession; 2) the environment for economists doing LGBT-related research; and 3) ways AEA might support LGBT economists (e.g., mentoring, advocating for data, etc.). All AEA meeting registrants are invited, including PhD students and economists working in any setting (academic, government, think tank, private sector, etc.).

Custom App for the ASSA Meeting. Get your smartphones and tablets ready for the 2016 ASSA event! We will be offering an enhanced mobile app for you to customize your meeting experience. The all-in-one app allows you to create your schedule in advance, locate your meeting room on a map, browse paper abstracts, take session notes, link your schedule across devices and more. Visit https://www.aeaweb.org/assa2016_app.php.

AEA Releases Spanish Language Edition of Recent Career Video Aimed at Prospective Economics Students. The AEA has launched a Spanish language edition of the informational video entitled "A career in Economics . . . it's much more than you think." The 9-minute video is aimed at prospective or first-year students who may be investigating economics as a career option but are unclear how broadly a degree in economics can be applied. The new edition provides both audio voice-over and closed caption (CC) text. Economics Departments and Placement Offices are invited to share this video with their students. Available to all at the AEA website or on Vimeo.

The Sixth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and Research in Economic Education (all levels, including precollege) will be held June 1-3, 2016 at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Plenary talks will be given by James Cox (Georgia State & ExCEN), R. Glenn Hubbard (Columbia), and Thomas J. Nechyba (Duke & EcoTeach Center). More information is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php. Questions should be sent to William Bosshardt (wbosshar@fau.edu).

Nominations for American Economic Journals' Best Paper Prizes. Suggestions for nominations for the annual "Best Paper" prizes for the AEA's four American Economic Journals are solicited now. The awards will be announced in April 2016, selected from articles published in the 2013 through 2015 volumes of each AEJ. To make suggestions go to https://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php. Deadline is February 15, 2016.


October 23, 2015

To: Members of the American Economic Association

Request for Suggestions for AER Editorial Search. The American Economic Association will appoint a new lead Editor of the American Economic Review to begin in January 2017. Suggestions for the new Editor are solicited.

Please send suggestions to Prof. David Autor, the chair of the search committee, at aersearch@aeapubs.org, by November 20, 2015.


October 7, 2015

To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: AEA Elections & New Research Highlights Series Covering AEA Journal Content

AEA Officer Election Results. The Association is pleased to announce the results of the officer elections for 2016: Alvin Roth (president-elect), Daron Acemoglu and Marianne Bertrand (vice-presidents), John Campbell and Hilary Hoynes (executive committee members).

New Research Highlights Series Covering AEA Journal Content. The AEA is pleased to introduce a new Research Highlights feature on the website covering selected research from the Association's seven journals. The new series takes advantage of the web format with links to related content and interactive graphics, and is designed to bring economics research to a wider audience. It should serve as a useful resource for academics, teachers, policymakers, and journalists who may not always have time to stay abreast of the latest research.

Recent highlights have focused on topics ranging from a policy analysis of English-only education to a game-theoretical model of grade inflation. Articles are designed to convey the real-world relevance of recent economic findings while also providing some flavor for the underlying research strategies and methodologies. Future installments will continue to highlight work from across the discipline.

The highlights are published weekly on the AEA's website and are available on the AEA's twitter feed @aeajournals. An online archive of all highlights is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/research/archive.php.


September 2, 2015

To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Annual Meeting Registration and Other Announcements

The Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association will be held in San Francisco, CA, January 3-5, 2016. This is a Sunday/Monday/Tuesday meeting. Headquarters is the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Registration and exhibits will be in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Registration opens September 16th at 11am CDT at https://conf.aeaweb.org. For additional information, go to https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/, which also includes procedures for employers and job seekers. There will be no on-site interview arrangement service, or on-site message exchange center; all interview scheduling should be conducted over the internet prior to arrival in San Francisco. Job placement interview tables will be located at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco.

The 2016 ASSA Meeting Preliminary Program is at https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/. Find out now what to look forward to at the Meetings. Follow us on twitter @ASSAMeeting

The AEA's 2016 Continuing Education Program will be held at the PARC 55 - a Hilton Hotel on January 5-7, 2016. Participants can choose from three concurrent programs. The topics are Economics of Crime (John Donohue, Stanford University; Jens Ludwig, University of Chicago), Field Experiments (Dean Karlan, Yale University; John List, University of Chicago) and Microeconomics of Life Course Inequality (Steven N. Durlauf, University of Wisconsin-Madison; James Heckman, University of Chicago). Registration opens September 16th. Program participation is limited to 300. For more information see https://www.aeaweb.org/cont_education/.

The Annual AEA Officer Elections are open. If you haven't voted and wish to participate watch your mail for a paper ballot or your email for an electronic ballot and return it before October 1, 2015.

AEA's JOE Network. Now in its second year, the AEA's enhanced JOE (Job Openings for Economists) targets the comprehensive needs of all participants (Candidates, Employers, and Faculty) in the annual economics job market cycle. Users share materials, communicate confidentially, and take advantage of new features to manage their files and personal data. Reference letters for JOE listings can be requested, uploaded, and fulfilled in a single, streamlined process, with everything securely maintained and activated in one location. The JOE Network is accessible from your desktop at the AEA website, https://www.aeaweb.org/JOE

The AEA has launched an informational video entitled \"A career in Economics . . . it's much more than you think.\" The 9-minute film is aimed at prospective or first-year students who may be investigating economics as a career option but are unclear about how broadly a degree in economics can be applied. The video features four individuals offering insights on how economics can be a tool for solving very human problems and perspectives on how they chose economics as a career path. The film also helps raise awareness about the need for more diverse voices in the field of economics. Available at the AEA website and on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/135871291

American Economic Association Summer Training Program increases diversity by preparing talented undergraduates for doctoral programs in Economics and related disciplines. Students receive 8 weeks of intensive training in Microeconomics, math, and research methods with leading faculty hosted at Michigan State University in collaboration with Western Michigan University. For more information and to apply, go to http://econ.msu.edu/aeasp. Anticipated application deadline: January 15, 2016.

The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). Nominate your candidate for CSWEP's Carolyn Shaw Bell Award by September 28, 2015. The Carolyn Shaw Bell Award was created in 1998 as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the founding of CSWEP. It is awarded annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession. For more information go to https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/awards/. Stay current on these and other CSWEP opportunities with the CSWEP News or at cswep.org. Digital subscriptions to the CSWEP News are free and automatically accord the status of CSWEP Affiliate to subscribers. Advice included in the fall issue is \"Job Market 2.0\" and should prove valuable to your graduate students and their advisors.

The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). Each year CSWEP organizes a national mentoring (CeMENT) workshop aimed at mentoring female junior faculty at institutions where promotion is primarily based on research productivity. The next national mentoring workshop will consist of a two-day program, beginning directly after the 2016 ASSA meetings in San Francisco. Applications are by September 15, 2015. More information is at https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/mentoring/

The Sixth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) will be held June 1-3, 2016 at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Plenary talks will be given by James Cox (Georgia State & ExCEN), Glenn Hubbard (Columbia), and Thomas J. Nechyba (Duke & EcoTeach Center). There will be a dinner and a speaker at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Submissions will be accepted via the AEA online submission system. Submissions may be of individual papers, complete sessions of three or four papers, workshops, or panels. We especially encourage submissions of completed sessions. The submission portal will open September 14 and the submission deadline for submissions is December 1, 2015. The submission portal and general information is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php. For past CEE conference presentations, programs and schedules of events see https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/Conference/past_conf.php. Questions about submissions should be sent to Bill Bosshardt (wbosshar@fau.edu).


To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Paper Deadline for AEA 2016 and Other Announcements

Date: March 27, 2015

Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2016 AEA Meeting. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the January 2016 AEA Meeting program in San Francisco is April 1, 2015 for individual papers and April 15, 2015 for complete sessions. See the call at: https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/submissions.php.

Econ-Harmony helps prospective submitters of individual papers for the AEA Annual Meeting find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Twenty-five percent of submitted complete sessions and 14% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2014 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/.

Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the January 2016 ASSA Meetings in San Francisco. The Committee solicits both individual papers and proposals for sessions of three or four papers, with preference given to session proposals. The Committee is interested in receiving submissions in any area of economic data and statistics. For more information or a list of papers selected for past AEAStat sponsored sessions go to https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEAStat/annual_meeting.php. Abstracts are due by May 1, 2015 to Robert Moffitt, Chair, Committee on Economic Statistics, aea_stat@aeaweb.org. Submissions should be PDF files and include name, institutional affiliation, and email address of all participants.

Committee on Economic Education (CEE) Calls for Papers for 2016. The AEA CEE is sponsoring a session of research papers on economic education at any level (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, or pre-college) at the 2016 AEA Meetings in San Francisco. Papers from this session will appear in the Papers and Proceedings, subject to editorial review and approval. To have a paper considered, submit an abstract of 250-500 words by April 1, 2015 to Tisha Emerson, Baylor University, Tisha_Nakao@baylor.edu. Abstracts should be written to convince the reader that papers are completed or in an advanced stage. For more information, go to https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/call_for.php.

The CEE will also sponsor a session of research papers on economic and financial education at any level (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, or pre-college) at the 2016 AEA Meetings. Papers from this session will be slated for publication in the Journal of Economic Education, subject to editorial review and approval. To have a paper considered for inclusion in the session, submit an abstract of 250-500 words by May 1, 2015 to Georg Schaur, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, gschaur@utk.edu.

The CEE will also sponsor a poster session at the 2016 AEA Meetings devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Instead of papers, session presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which will be mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to talk directly with session participants. Although we encourage presenters to include evidence that their strategy enhances learning, quantifiable evidence is not required. Presenters should describe the teaching strategy, emphasize its originality, and provide sufficient information so that session participants can apply it in their own classrooms. Posters marketing textbooks, commercial software, or similar materials are not eligible for the session. Proposals are limited to two pages, are due by April 1, 2015, and should include contact information for all authors. Send proposals to: Steven Cobb (scobb@unt.edu)

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP) Call for Applications, CeMENT Workshop for Faculty in Non-Doctoral Programs aimed to help female junior economists overcome the tenure hurdle. The CeMENT workshop will be held immediately before the next SEA meetings in New Orleans, LA on November 19 and 20, 2015. This two day workshop is geared toward female junior economics faculty in departments that do not award Ph.D.s in Economics. The format and curriculum are designed to create and cement relationships among the participants, as well as between the participants and the mentors. Small and large group sessions will address issues such as identifying successful teaching strategies, tips from journal editors, networking strategies, work/life balance, and issues regarding the tenure process. It begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 19 and runs until 6:00 pm on Friday, November 20. The AEA will pay for participant s’ lodging and food during the workshop, but attendees must arrange their own transportation. For further information, including application details, visit https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/mentoring/.

Webcasts are online. 2015 Annual Meeting sessions are available online:

 

Go to https://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2015/index.php. Webcasts from 2009 through 2015 are available compliments of the AEA. Webcasts for the Continuing Education Programs, including 2015, are available to members at https://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2015/continuing-education.php.


To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Call for Papers and Other Announcements

Date: February 5, 2015

Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2016 AEA Meeting. The submission portal for the January 2016 AEA Meeting program in San Francisco will open on March 2, and the deadline for submissions is April 1, 2015 for individual papers and April 15, 2015 for complete sessions. See: https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/submissions.php.

Econ-Harmony helps prospective individual paper submitters for the AEA Annual Meetings find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Twenty-five percent of submitted complete sessions and 14% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2014 Program; 31% of submitted complete sessions and 12% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2013 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/.

Webcasts are online.  2015 Annual Meeting sessions are available online:
AEA Presidential Address "Climate Clubs" (William Nordhaus)
AEA Awards Ceremony (Richard Thaler)
Richard T. Ely Lecture "Behavioral Economics and Public Policy" (Raj Chetty)
Nobel Laureate Luncheon (Per Stomberg, Richard Thaler, Tobias Moskowitz,  Monika Piazzesi  and Nicholas Barberis)
AEA/AFA Joint Luncheon (Olivier Blanchard)
A Discussion of Thomas Piketty's  "Capital in the 21st Century"
The Undismal Science
The Economics of Secular Stagnation
Measuring and Changing Cognitive and Biological Processes in Economic Choice: Why and How (Tutorial Lecture) Colin Camerer

Go to https://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2015/index.php.  Webcasts from 2009 through 2015 are available compliments of the AEA. Webcasts for the Continuing Education Programs, including 2015, are available to members at https://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2015/continuing-education.php.

Call for Applications. Advanced graduate students should be alerted to the opportunity to do their research this summer at a public institution as an AEA Summer Economics Fellow (link: https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/summerfellows/).  The program is designed to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in economics.  The deadline for applications is February 15.

Nominations for American Economics Journal Best Paper Prizes. Suggestions for nominations for "Best Paper" prizes for each of the American Economic Journals are solicited.  Awards will be announced in April 2015, selected from articles published in the 2012-2014 volumes of each AEJ. Suggest papers at https://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php by February 15, 2015.

The AEA Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) website contains materials related to the use of administrative data for economic research (https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEAStat/Administrative_Data.php).  Included are an inventory of administrative data access processes, procedures and tools now employed by U.S. statistical and program agencies, as well as slides from presentations at the 2015 Boston ASSA meetings on "The Use of Administrative Data in Economic Research."   These activities were supported by the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics.

Committee on Economic Education (CEE) Calls for Papers for 2016. The AEA CEE is sponsoring a session of research papers on economic education at any level (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, or pre-college) at the 2016 AEA Meetings in San Francisco. Papers from this session will appear in the Papers and Proceedings, subject to editorial review and approval. To have a paper considered, submit an abstract of 250-500 words by April 1, 2015 to Tisha Emerson, Baylor University, Tisha_Nakao@baylor.edu.  Abstracts should be written to convince the reader that papers are completed or in an advanced stage.

The CEE will also sponsor a session of research papers on economic and financial education at any level (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, or pre-college) at the 2016 AEA Meetings.  Papers from this session will be slated for publication in the Journal of Economic Education, subject to editorial review and approval.  To have a paper considered for inclusion in the session, submit an abstract of 250-500 words by May 1, 2015 to Georg Schaur, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, gschaur@utk.edu.

The CEE will also sponsor a poster session at the 2016 AEA Meetings devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Instead of papers, session presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which will be mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to talk directly with session participants. Although we encourage presenters to include evidence that their strategy enhances learning, quantifiable evidence is not required. Presenters should describe the teaching strategy, emphasize its originality, and provide sufficient information so that session participants can apply it in their own classrooms. Posters marketing textbooks, commercial software, or similar materials are not eligible for the session. Proposals are limited to two pages, are due by April 1, 2015, and should include contact information for all authors. Send proposals to:  Steven Cobb, University of North Texas (scobb@unt.edu).

The National Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) will be held May 27-29, 2015 at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education and the Minneapolis Federal Reserve.  Registration opens February 16, 2015.  For more information go to https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php.

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP) can provide supplemental funding to help mentor women economists.  Apply to the Haworth Committee to (i) hold a mentoring event organized by your department or group or (ii) extend your speaker's campus visit for the purpose of mentoring. For guidelines and an application visit: https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/mentoring/fund.php. Professional development materials and information on all CSWEP opportunities are available through the CSWEP News.

Stay in touch with CSWEP. CSWEP News keeps you up to date on the progress of women in the economics profession and on professional opportunities such as the Bell Award, the Bennett Prize, and upcoming mentoring workshopsCSWEP News also includes calls for papers at national and regional meetings, for applications to the Summer Fellows Program, and for registration to the Annual Mentoring Breakfast at ASSA. Much of this information is of particular interest to younger economists, regardless of gender.  Digital subscriptions to the CSWEP News are free and automatically accord the status of "CSWEP Affiliate" to subscribers.  See  https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/index.php.

Retired Faculty Available for part-time or temporary teaching.  JOE lists retired economists interested in teaching on either a part-time or temporary basis at https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/available_faculty/.   Individuals can add or delete their name at any time. Listings are deleted on November 30; the service is closed during December and January, and re-opens on February 1.

Call for Artists.  The program cover for the ASSA annual meeting often features artwork by economists or their spouses.  Please contact us if you would like to see your artwork on a cover or have suggestions for future covers.  Artwork can be provided in any medium that can be photographed.  If selected, a color transparency, slide, or photograph (color or black and white) will be required.  There is no remuneration, just the honor of having your work recognized. Send suggestions by August 15, 2015 to: gwyn.p.loftis@vanderbilt.edu or ASSA Cover, American Economic Association, 2014 Broadway, Suite 305, Nashville, TN 37203.

Publication updates on Twitter. Want to see forthcoming article previews as soon as they are available for the American Economic Review, American Economic Journals, and the Journal of Economic Literature? Follow us on Twitter!


To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Annual Meeting Registration and Other Announcements

Date: September 8, 2014

Registration and Housing for the ASSA Meetings, January 3-5, 2015 in Boston opens September 10th. Please note this is a Saturday/Sunday/ Monday meeting. Headquarters is the Sheraton Boston. Registration and exhibits will also be in the Sheraton Boston. Information and procedures for employers and job seekers are included with the registration material at www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA. There is no on-site interview arrangement service, nor will there be an on-site message exchange center; all correspondence, including interview scheduling, should take place over the internet prior to arrival in Boston. Job placement interview tables will be located at the Boston Marriott Copley. For additional information or to register, please go to www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA.

The Association’s 2015 Continuing Education Program will be held at the Boston Park Plaza on January 5-7, 2015. Participants can choose from three concurrent programs. The topics are Monetary Policy (Gauti Eggertsson, Brown, Jeff Fuhrer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Ellen McGrattan, University of Minnesota), Health Economics (Jonathan Gruber, MIT, Adriana Lleras-Muney, UCLA and Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth) and Time Series Econometrics (James Stock, Harvard and Mark Watson, Princeton). Registration opens September 10th. Program participation is limited to 300. For more information see https://www.aeaweb.org/cont_education/

Child Care will be available at the 2015 ASSA Meeting provided by KiddieCorp. In its 28th year of providing high quality children’s programs, KiddieCorp’s goal is to provide your children with a program they want to attend, while providing you with that critical "peace of mind" feeling so you can attend your event activities. To find out more or to register go to https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php.

The 2015 ASSA Annual Meeting Preliminary Program is posted at https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php. Find out now what to look forward to at the Meetings. Follow us on twitter @ASSAMeeting.

The Annual AEA Officer Elections are happening NOW. The electronic portion of the election is closed, but if you haven’t voted and still wish to participate a paper ballot has already been mailed. Watch your mail and cast your ballot by returning it in the postage paid envelope before October 1, 2014.


To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Annual Meeting Registration and Other Announcements

Date: August 25, 2014

The Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association will be held in Boston, MA, January 3-5, 2015. Please note this is a Saturday/Sunday/Monday meeting.  Headquarters is the Sheraton Boston.  Registration and exhibits will be in the Hynes Convention Center, which is attached to the Sheraton Boston.  Information and procedures for employers and job seekers are included with the registration material at www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA. There is no on-site interview arrangement service, nor will there be an on-site message exchange center; all correspondence, including interview scheduling, should take place over the internet prior to arrival in Boston. Job placement interview tables will be located at the Boston Marriott Copley.  Registration opens September 10th.  For additional information or to register, please go to www.vanderbilt.edu/AEA.

The 2015 ASSA Annual Meeting Preliminary Program is posted at https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php. Find out now what to look forward to at the Meetings.  Follow us on twitter @ASSAMeeting

The Association's 2015 Continuing Education Program will be held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown on January 5-7, 2015. Participants can choose from three concurrent programs. The topics are Monetary Policy (Gauti Eggertsson, Brown, Jeff Fuhrer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Mark Gertler, NYU and Ellen McGrattan, University of Minnesota), Health Economics (Jonathan Gruber, MIT, Adriana Lleras-Muney, UCLA and Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth) and Time Series Econometrics (James Stock, Harvard and Mark Watson, Princeton). Registration opens September 10th. Program participation is limited to 300.  For more information see https://www.aeaweb.org/cont_education/

The Annual AEA Officer Elections are happening NOW.  The electronic portion of the election is closed, but if you haven't voted and still wish to participate a paper ballot has already been mailed.  Watch your mail and cast your ballot by returning it before October 1, 2014.

AEA's NEW JOE Network.  The AEA is proud to announce the new enhanced JOE (Job Openings for Economists) targeted to the comprehensive needs of all participants (Candidates, Employers, and Faculty) in the annu­al economics job market cycle. The JOE Network automates the hiring process. Users share materials, communicate confidentially, and take advantage of new features to easily manage their files and personal data. Reference letters for JOE listings can be requested, uploaded, and fulfilled in a single, streamlined process, with everything securely maintained and activated in one location.  The JOE Network is accessible right from your desktop at the AEA website.  Learn more at: https://www.aeaweb.org/JOE

The Fifth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) will be held May 27-29, 2015 at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education. Plenary talks will be given by Timothy Kehoe (Minnesota), David Laibson (Harvard), Mike Salemi (UNC), and other speakers TBA. Submissions will be accepted via the AEA online submission system. Submissions may be of individual papers, complete sessions of three or four papers, workshops, or panels. We especially encourage submissions of completed sessions. The submission deadline is December 1, 2014. More information is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php. For past CEE conference presentations, programs and schedules of events see https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/Conference/past_conf.php. Questions about submissions should be sent to Georg Schaur (gschaur@utk.edu).

The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). Prepare to nominate your candidate for CSWEP's  Elaine Bennett Research Prize or the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award by the late September deadlines.  The former is given biennially to recognize fundamental research contributions from women within seven years of the Ph.D. The latter is awarded annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession.  Stay up to date on these and other CSWEP opportunities with the CSWEP News or at cswep.org. Now fully funded by the AEA, digital subscriptions to the CSWEP News are free and automatically accord the status of CSWEP Affiliate to subscribers. Advice included in the fall issue is "Job Market 2.0" and should prove valuable to your graduate students and their advi sors.

The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). Each year CSWEP organizes a national mentoring (CeMENT) workshop aimed at mentoring female junior faculty at institutions where promotion is primarily based on research output. The next national mentoring workshop will occur in conjunction with the ASSA meetings in January 2015. Applications are now open and must be completed and submitted by the close of business on September 15, 2014.  More information is at https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/mentoring/

News Flash! The AEA is now offering selected sessions from the 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on convenient flash drives. Just plug it into your computer port and easily locate each recorded session. Just $20 each (includes shipping and handling). To order go to https://www.aeaweb.org/flashdrive/


CeMENT: Mentoring for Junior Faculty
National Workshop: January 5-7, 2015 in Boston, MA

The CSWEP national mentoring (CeMENT) workshop is aimed at mentoring female faculty in tenure-track positions at PhD granting economics departments in the U.S. or at institutions with similar research expectations.

The workshop will consist of a two-day program, beginning directly after the 2015 ASSA meetings in Boston. The ASSA meetings end at 3 pm on Monday, January 5th. The workshop begins at 4pm that evening and ends at 1 pm on Wednesday, January 7th. The AEA will pay for participants’ lodging and food during the workshop, but attendees must arrange their own transportation.

As in the previous programs, participants will be arranged into small groups based on their research area and will interact with each other and with senior (tenured) faculty mentors. Group members and mentors discuss and offer feedback on the participants’ research.

In addition, the workshop includes a number of larger how-to sessions on topics such as: publishing, developing a tenure case, writing a grant, effective and efficient teaching, conferences and networking, and work/life balance.

For more information on the CeMENT experience, Click Here.
For a list of previous mentors, Click Here.
Past workshop participants have received binders of professional development materials relating to publishing, teaching, grants, and other relevant topics. CSWEP is now making these materials available here.

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2014.
There are two steps in the application process.
First, complete the online application at the website below.
The online application should take you about 15 minutes to complete.

National Online Application Form

Second, send an email to simonkos@indiana.edu.
The subject line of the message should read: Firstname Lastname CeMENT Application.
Attach the following two documents (in pdf format) to the email.

1) A C.V., which includes the date you received your PhD, your research area(s), and your current position. Label the file: lastname_cv.pdf.

2) A one-page statement describing your research. This statement is used to create groups with similar research interests. It should be a brief 1-2 paragraph statement that describes your areas and topics of research and your methodological tool(s) (e.g. reduced-form empirical, structural, DSGE, time-series, theory, field surveys, experimental). Detailed descriptions of individual papers are not necessary. Label the file: lastname_research.pdf.

Applications must be complete by September 15, 2014. You will be informed of your participation status by the end of October. Our expectation is that, as was the case in past years, the number of qualified applicants will exceed capacity of the workshop (which is approximately 40 junior participants per workshop). In this case, workshop participation is determined by random selection.

We are excited about the opportunity to continue CSWEP’s tradition of mentoring female junior faculty. We hope you will apply, and look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops.


To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Call for Papers AEA 2015 and Other Announcements

Date: March 14, 2014

Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2015 AEA Meeting. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the January 2015 AEA Meeting program in Boston is April 1, 2014 for individual papers and April 15, 2014 for complete sessions. See the call at: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/call_for_papers.php

Econ-Harmony helps prospective submitters of individual papers for the AEA Annual Meeting find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Twenty-five percent of submitted complete sessions and 14% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2014 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/

AEAStat Call for Papers. The AEA Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the January 2015 ASSA Meetings in Boston. The Committee solicits both individual papers and proposals for sessions of three or four papers. The Committee is interested in receiving submissions in any area of economics, especially topics making use of new and unexplored datasets. Examples of topics of interest include (but are not restricted to): the duration of unemployment and its causes; mortgage and credit markets; financial risk in the household, business, and banking sectors; how the diffusion of innovation across firms contributes to productivity growth; and how income inequality, economic mobility and economic opportunities in the U.S. today compare with other countries and with earlier times. One of the three sessions organized by the Committee will be published in the AER Papers & Proceedings. Abstracts are due by April 15, 2014 to Robert Moffitt, chair, Committee on Economic Statistics, aea_stat@aeaweb.org. Submissions should be PDF files and include name, institutional affiliation, and email address of all participants.

The Committee on Economic Education (AEA-CEE) will sponsor a poster session at the 2015 ASSA Meetings in Boston devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Instead of papers, session presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which will be mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to talk directly with session participants. Proposals limited to two pages are due by April 1, 2014. More information is at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/call_for.php

AEA-CEE Call for Papers. The AEA-CEE is sponsoring a session of research papers on economic and financial education at any level (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, or pre-college) at the 2015 ASSA meetings in Boston. Papers from this session will be slated for publication in the Journal of Economic Education, subject to editorial review and approval. To have a paper considered for inclusion in the session, submit an abstract of 250-500 words by May 1, 2014 to Georg Schaur, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, gschaur@utk.edu.

Register for the AEA-CEE teaching conference. The Committee on Economic Education is sponsoring its 4th annual conference on teaching undergraduate and graduate economics, and research on economic education at all levels (including pre-college). The conference is cosponsored by the Journal of Economic Education, and will be held at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, May 28th – May 30, 2014. Plenary speakers are:

Concurrent sessions feature research and pedagogy papers, panel discussions, and workshops on teaching economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Early registration ends April 14, deadline to register is May 6. The program and pre-registration are available at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php

Music Night 2015. The AEA is organizing an evening of diverse music at the 2015 ASSA meetings in Boston. Potential performers, who would be primarily economists, are encouraged to apply, and all genres and styles of music will be considered. Performances may be solo acts or small ensembles. To be considered, send by June 1: contact information for participants along with audio or video links to your music and an approximate list of possible songs/pieces you would be interested in performing. Use the following e-mail address: music.night.2015@aeaweb.org. No attachments please – just send links to your audio/video files. A committee of economist musicians who have played at the ASSA meetings will consider the submissions and present proposals for participation to those selected.

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP). Nominate your candidate for CSWEP's Elaine Bennett Research Prize, recognizing the exemplary research contributions of junior women economists, and the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, given annually to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession; deadlines in September 2014. Stay up to date on these and other CSWEP opportunities with the CSWEP News or at cswep.org. Digital subscription to the CSWEP News are free and automatically accord the status of CSWEP Affiliate to subscribers.

EconLit for Members is a searchable bibliographic database. Compiled and abstracted in an easily searchable format, EconLit is a comprehensive index of journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers and dissertations. It contains all the Econlit records, but does not link to full-text journal articles and books available on library and institutional installations. It is primarily a tool for members who do not enjoy institutional access to EconLit. To find out more go to http://www.aeaweb.org/econlit/efm/index.php


To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Call for Papers and Other Announcements
Date: January 21, 2014

Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2015 AEA Meeting. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the January 2015 AEA Meeting program in Boston is April 1, 2014 for individual papers and April 15, 2014 for complete sessions. See: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/call_for_papers.php.

Econ-Harmony helps prospective individual paper submitters for the AEA Annual Meetings find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Twenty-five percent of submitted complete sessions and 14% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2014 Program; 31% of submitted complete sessions and 12% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2013 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/.

Webcasts are online. Eleven 2014 Annual Meeting sessions are available online:

Go to http://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2014/index.php. Webcasts from 2009 through 2014 are available to all compliments of the AEA. Webcasts for the Continuing Education Programs, including 2014, are available for members at http://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2014/conted.php.

Congratulations to Janet Yellen who is now confirmed as the next Federal Reserve Chair! A 2012 AEA Distinguished Fellow and former Vice President of the Association, Ms. Yellen's long-standing influence on the economics profession is demonstrated by her participation in various AEA activities including research published in AEA journals. Five articles authored by Ms. Yellen are now available open-access at http://www.aeaweb.org/yellen.php

Nominations for American Economics Journal Best Article Prizes. Suggestions for nominations for "best paper" prizes for each of the American Economic Journals are solicited. Awards will be announced in April 2014, selected from articles published in the 2011 - 2013 volumes of each AEJ. Suggest papers at http://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php by February 15, 2014.

The Fourth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) will be held May 28-30, 2014 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education. Plenary talks will be given by Alan Blinder (Princeton), Kenneth G. Elzinga (UVA), Cecilia Rouse (Princeton) and others TBA. Conference registration will open February 14, 2014. For more information go to http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php.

Stay in touch with CSWEP. The CSWEP News keeps you up to date on the progress of women in the economics profession and on professional opportunities such as the Bell Award, the Bennett Prize, and upcoming mentoring workshops. CSWEP News also includes calls for papers at national and regional meetings, for applications to the Summer Fellows Program, and for registration to the Annual Mentoring Breakfasts at ASSA. Much of this information is of particular interest to younger economists, regardless of gender. Digital subscriptions to the CSWEP News are free and automatically accord the status of "CSWEP Affiliate" to subscribers. Find out more at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/index.php.

Call for Artists. The program cover for the ASSA annual meeting often features artwork by economists or their spouses. Please contact us if you would like to see your artwork on a cover or have suggestions for future covers. Artwork can be provided in any medium that can be photographed. If selected, a color transparency, slide, or photograph (color or black and white) will be required. There is no remuneration - just the honor of having your work recognized. Send suggestions by August 15, 2014 to: gwyn.p.loftis@vanderbilt.edu or ASSA Cover, American Economic Association, 2014 Broadway, Suite 305, Nashville, TN 37203.

Retired Faculty Available for part-time or temporary teaching. JOE now lists retired economists interested in teaching on either a part-time or temporary basis at http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/available_faculty/. Individuals can add or delete their name at any time. Listings are deleted on November 30; the service is closed during December and January, and re-opens on February 1.

Publication updates on Twitter. Want to see forthcoming article previews as soon as they are available for the American Economic Review, American Economic Journals, and the Journal of Economic Literature? Follow us on Twitter!


Date: October 24, 2013
To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Annual Meeting Registration and Other Announcements

The AEA Annual Meeting registration discount deadline is December 3, 2013. The fee for registration will then increase from $60 to $120. To view the preliminary program and to register click on http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php. Follow us on Twitter @ASSAMeeting. Twitter will announce last-minute changes before and during the meetings. Send questions to assa@vanderbilt.edu or call us at 615-322-3509.

AEA Continuing Education Program: January 5-7, 2014 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, immediately after the annual meeting. The topics are:

Individuals attending the Continuing Education Program should book their ASSA reservation at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. See: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php

The Fourth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and Research in Economic Education (all levels, including precollege) will be held May 28-30, 2014 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education. Plenary talks will be given by Alan Blinder (Princeton), Kenneth G. Elzinga (UVA), Cecilia Rouse (Princeton) and other speakers TBA. Submissions will be accepted via the AEA online submission system. Submissions may be of individual papers, complete sessions of three or four papers, workshops, or panels. Complete session submissions are encouraged. The submission deadline is December 1, 2013. More information is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php. Questions about submissions should be sent to Gail Hoyt at ghoyt@email.uky.edu.

Custom App for the ASSA Meeting. Get your smartphones and tablets ready for the 2014 ASSA event! We will be offering a enhanced mobile app for you to customize your meeting experience. The all-in-one app allows you to create your schedule in advance, locate your meeting room on a map, browse paper abstracts, take session notes, link your schedule across devices and more. Look for additional details as the ASSA meeting draws closer.

Nominations for American Economic Journals' Best Paper Prizes. Suggestions for nominations for the annual "Best Paper" prizes for the AEA's four American Economic Journals are solicited now. The awards will be announced in April 2014, selected from articles published in the 2011 through 2013 volumes of each AEJ. To make suggestions go to http://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php. Deadline is February 15, 2014.

Registry for Randomized Control Trials. The AEA has launched a new site to register randomized control trials (RCTs). The AEA encourages all investigators to register new and existing RCTs. Registration is entirely voluntary and is not currently linked to or required for submission and publication in the AEA journals. The site is available at https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/

More of a Good Thing!.... In January 2014, the American Economic Review (AER) will expand its publication cycle from 7 to 12 issues offering readers even quicker access to the latest economics research. This includes the May edition of Papers and Proceedings which presents selected papers from the AEA's annual meeting.


Request for Suggestions for Editor Search Committee. The American Economic Association will appoint a new Editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics to begin in January 2015. Suggestions for the new Editor are solicited. Please send them to the search committee, chaired by Mark Gertler, using the e-mail address aejmacsearch@aeaweb.org, by October 21, 2013.


Date: August 27, 2013
To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Annual Meeting Registration and Other Announcements


Registration and Housing for the ASSA Meetings, January 3-5, 2014 in Philadelphia opens September 11th. General information, hotel rates, a hotel map, and suite diagrams will be available on the AEA website starting September 4th. Headquarters is the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Co-headquarters is the Loews Philadelphia. Job Placement interview tables and many meetings are in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Continuing Education Program is located in the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. To view the preliminary program and to register click on http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php. Follow us on Twitter @ASSAMeeting. Twitter will announce last-minute changes before and during the meetings. Send questions to assa@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-3509.

AEA Continuing Education Program: January 5-7, 2014 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, immediately after the annual meeting. The topics are:

   Cross-Section Econometrics (Alberto Abadie, Harvard University and Joshua Angrist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

   Economic Growth (Oded Galor and David Weil, Brown University)

   Education and the Economy (Susan Dynarski and Brian Jacob, University of Michigan)

Individuals attending the Continuing Education Program should book their ASSA reservation at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. Registration opens on September 11th. See: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php

Music Night 2014: The AEA is organizing an evening of diverse music at the 2014 ASSA meetings in Philadelphia. Potential performers, who would be primarily economists, are encouraged to apply, and all genres and styles of music will be considered. Performances may be solo acts or small ensembles. To be considered, send by September 20: contact information for participants along with audio or video links to your music and an approximate list of possible songs/pieces you would be interested in performing. Use the following e-mail address: music_night_2014@aeaweb.org. No attachments please – just send links to your audio/video files. A committee of economist musicians who have played at the ASSA meetings will consider the submissions and present proposals for participation to those selected.

CSWEP will hold its national mentoring workshop, CeMENT 2014, immediately following the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia on January 5-7, 2014. The workshop is geared toward female junior faculty in tenure-track positions at PhD granting economics departments in the U.S., or at institutions with similar research expectations. Application and registration material are available at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/mentoring/. The deadline for applications is September 20, 2013.

The Fourth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and Research in Economic Education (all levels, including precollege) will be held May 28-30, 2014 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education. Plenary talks will be given by Alan Blinder (Princeton), Kenneth G. Elzinga (UVA), Cecilia Rouse (Princeton) and other speakers TBA. Submissions will be accepted via the AEA online submission system. Submissions may be of individual papers, complete sessions of three or four papers, workshops, or panels. Complete session submissions are encouraged. The submission deadline is December 15, 2013. More information is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php. Questions about submissions should be sent to Gail Hoyt at ghoyt@email.uky.edu.

MORE OF A GOOD THING!.... In January 2014, the American Economic Review (AER) will expand its publication cycle from 7 to 12 issues offering readers even quicker access to the latest economics research. This includes the May edition of Papers and Proceedings which presents selected papers from the AEA’s annual meeting.


Date: March 21, 2013
To: Members of the American Economic Association

From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Call for Papers AEA 2014 and Other Announcements


Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2014 AEA Meeting. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the January 2014 AEA Meeting program in Philadelphia is April 1, 2013 for individual papers and April 15, 2013 for complete sessions. See the call at: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/call_for_papers.php

Econ-Harmony helps prospective submitters of individual papers for the AEA Annual Meeting find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Thirty-one percent of submitted complete sessions and 12% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2013 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/

AEAStat Call for Papers. The AEA Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the January 2014 ASSA Meetings. The Committee solicits both individual papers and proposals for sessions of three or four papers. The Committee is interested in receiving submissions in any area of economics, especially topics making use of new and unexplored datasets. One of the sessions organized by the Committee will be published in the AER Papers & Proceedings. Abstracts are due by April 15, 2013 to Robert Feenstra, chair, Committee on Economic Statistics, aea-stat@umich.edu. See also: http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEAStat/call_for_papers.php

CEE Poster Session - Call for Proposals. The Committee on Economic Education will sponsor a poster session at the 2014 ASSA Meetings devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which are mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to speak directly with session attendees. Proposals limited to two pages are due by April 1, 2013. More information is at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/call_for.php

The Committee on Economic Education (CEE) is sponsoring its 3rd annual conference on teaching undergraduate and graduate economics, and research on economic education at all levels (including pre-college). The conference is cosponsored by the Journal of Economic Education. It will be at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown, May 29th – May 31, 2013, with a dinner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Plenary speakers are:
•   Steven Levitt, "Thinking Like a Freakonomist in the Classroom"
•   John List, "Using Field Experiments to Teaching Economics"
•   Derek Neal, "The Market for Learning"
•   Dan Sullivan, Director of Research at the Chicago Fed
Concurrent sessions feature research and pedagogy papers, panel discussions, and workshops on teaching economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program and pre-registration are available at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php

CSWEP will hold its national mentoring workshop, CeMENT 2014, immediately following the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia on January 5-7, 2014.  The workshop is geared toward female junior faculty in tenure-track positions at PhD granting economics departments in the U.S., or at institutions with similar research expectations. Application and registration material will be available starting July 15, 2013 at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/mentoring/. The deadline for applications is September 20, 2013.

Resources for Economics (RFE), a guide sponsored by the AEA, lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections available at http://www.aeaweb.org/rfe/index.php. The guide is built to be of interest to economics students at all levels, as well as to academics, practitioners, and those simply interested in economics.

EconLit for Members is a searchable bibliographic database. Compiled and abstracted in an easily searchable format, EconLit is a comprehensive index of journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers and dissertations. It contains all the Econlit records, but does not link to full-text journal articles and books available on library and institutional installations. It is primarily a tool for members who do not enjoy institutional access to EconLit. To find out more go to http://www.aeaweb.org//econlit/efm/index.php

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is requesting your help on the Producer Price Index (PPI) program. The PPI is surveying current and potential data users in order to improve their datasets. The survey takes only a few minutes and the confidential responses will help the Bureau to better understand their customers and meet their needs. To participate go to https://www.research.net/s/PPIListTA or http://www.bls.gov/ppi.


Date: February 6, 2013
To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Member Announcements


Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2014 AEA Meetings. The deadline for submissions to be considered for the January 2014 AEA Meeting program in Philadelphia is April 1, 2013 for individual papers and April 15, 2013 for complete sessions. See the call at: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/call_for_papers.php

Econ-Harmony helps prospective submitters of individual papers for the AEA Annual Meeting find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission, and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Thirty-one percent of submitted complete sessions and 12% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2013 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at http://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/

Webcasts are online. Five 2013 Annual Meeting sessions are now available online:

Go to http://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2013/index.php Webcasts from 2009 through 2012 and for Continuing Education Programs, including 2013, are available at the same website.

The Third Annual AEA Conference on Teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) and Research in Economic Education (all levels, including precollege) will be held on May 29-31, 2013 in Chicago, hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education(CEE) in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The conference hotel is the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. The first night will include a tour of the Money Museum and dinner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Plenary talks will be given by John List, Steven Levitt, Derek Neal, and Dan Sullivan (Director of Research of the Chicago Fed). Conference registration will open February 15, 2013. For more information go to http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php

Nominations for American Economics Journal Best Article Prizes. Suggestions for nominations for "best paper" prizes for each of the four American Economic Journals (i.e., Applied, Micro, Macro, and Policy) are solicited. Awards will be announced in April 2013, selected from articles published in the 2010 - 2012 volumes of each AEJ. Suggest nominations at http://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php by February 15, 2013.

CSWEP Call for Papers and Sessions. The AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) will sponsor sessions at the 2014 ASSA Meetings in Philadelphia. The Committee will organize three sessions on gender-related topics and three sessions on econometrics topics. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in the AER Papers & Proceedings. Abstracts of individual papers and complete session proposals will be considered. E-mail a cover letter (specifying to which set of sessions the paper is being submitted) and a copy of a one- to two-page abstract (250–1000 words), clearly labeled with the paper title and the names, affiliations, and contact information of all authors by March 1, 2013 to cswep@econ.duke.edu.

AEAStat Call for Papers. The AEA Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the January 2014 ASSA Meetings. The Committee solicits both individual papers and proposals for sessions of three or four papers. The Committee is interested in receiving submissions in any area of economics, especially topics making use of new and unexplored datasets. One of the sessions organized by the Committee will be published in the AER Papers & Proceedings. Abstracts are due by April 15, 2013 to Robert Feenstra, chair, Committee on Economic Statistics, aea-stat@umich.edu. See also: http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEAStat/call_for_papers.php

CEE Poster Session - Call for Proposals. The Committee on Economic Education will sponsor a poster session at the 2014 ASSA Meetings devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which are mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to talk directly with session attendees. Proposals limited to two pages are due by April 1, 2013. More information is at http://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/call_for.php

Retired faculty available for part-time or temporary teaching. JOE now lists retired economists interested in teaching on either a part-time or temporary basis. Individuals can add or delete their name any time. Listings are deleted on November 30; the service is closed during December and January, re-opening February 1. Register at http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/available_faculty/

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The next meeting is scheduled for January 6-8, 2017 in Chicago, IL. The headquarters hotel is the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting is published in the May issue of the American Economic Review. The guidelines for Papers and Proceedings are available online.

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