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  • August 31, 2017

AEA Member Announcements: Annual Meeting Registration and Other Announcements (August 31, 2017)

August 31, 2017

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 Philadelphia, PA January 5-7, 2018. This is a Friday/Saturday/Sunday meeting. Headquarters, registration and exhibits are in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Registration opens September 12th at https://conf.aeaweb.org. General meeting information, which also includes procedures for employers and job seekers, will be available on the AEA website September 5th. All interview scheduling should be conducted over the internet prior to arrival in Philadelphia. Job placement interview tables will be located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom AB.

Important Registration Information: Convention Management Resources (CMR) will be the new housing company for the 2018 meetings. Please take a minute to review the process for booking rooms and placing yourself on waitlists as needed. 

The 2018 ASSA Meeting Preliminary Program is at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/. Find out now what to look forward to at the Meetings. Follow us on Twitter @ASSAMeeting.

The AEA's 2018 Continuing Education Program will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown on January 7-9, 2018, immediately following the close of ASSA. Participants can choose from three concurrent programs. Topics and speakers will include Mechanism Design - Atila Abdulkadiroglu (Duke), Nikhil Agarwal (MIT), and Parag Pathak (MIT); Machine Learning and Econometrics - Guido Imbens (Stanford) and Susan Athey (Stanford); and DSGE Models and the Role of Finance - Lawrence Christiano (Northwestern) and Thomas Philippon (NYU). Registration opens September 12th. For more information and updates see https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/cont-ed/.

Locations for Future Annual Meetings will be Philadelphia, January 5-7, 2018, followed by: Atlanta (2019), San Diego (2020), Chicago (2021), Boston (2022), New Orleans (2023), San Antonio (2024), San Francisco (2025), and Philadelphia (2026).

Beginning in 2018, selected papers from the AEA Annual Meeting will be published in May each year as a standalone journal titled AEA Papers and Proceedings and will no longer be the May issue of the American Economic Review. For more information, see https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/pandp.

The Annual AEA Officer Elections are still open. If you haven't voted and wish to participate, watch your mail for a paper ballot or your e-mail for an electronic ballot, and return it before September 30, 2017.

The JOE Network is the "go-to" recruiting tool for the annual economics job market, matching thousands of candidates with jobs all over the world. Job seekers, hiring managers, and reference letter writers share materials, communicate confidentially, and easily and securely work with their files and data. This year, the JOE listings pages are updated to be more responsive for browsing on the go. Search and filter options are also updated and refined, and the file manager interface for candidates has been improved. Employers are able to request reference letters through JOE as optional or required, to include additional information for applicants in optional fields, to designate any questions to candidates for administrative access only (not shared with the hiring committee), and to print receipts for listings directly from the employer dashboard. See the latest jobs at https://www.aeaweb.org/joe.

The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) seeks nominations for CSWEP's Carolyn Shaw Bell Award by September 26, 2017. For more information on this important award go to https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/cswep/about/awards/bell. Stay current on all things CSWEP at cswep.org.

AEA Summer Training Program & Scholarship Program increases diversity by preparing talented undergraduates for doctoral programs in Economics and related disciplines. Students receive 8 weeks of intensive training in microeconomics, mathematics, and research methods with leading faculty hosted at Michigan State University in collaboration with Western Michigan University. Students have the opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits. For more information and to apply, go to http://econ.msu.edu/aeasp. Anticipated application deadline: January 31, 2018.

The Eighth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) is May 30 – June 1, 2018 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in conjunction with the Journal of Economic Education. Plenary talks will be given by Sandra Black (University of Texas), Dan Hamermesh (University of Texas), and Catherine Eckel (Texas A&M University).  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. Submissions of completed sessions are especially encouraged. The submission portal will open September 20, and the submission deadline is December 1, 2017. The submission portal and general information is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/economic-education/ctree/2018. Send questions about submissions to James Hornsten (j-hornsten@northwestern.edu).

AEA Journal Access for Secondary School Students and Teachers Gain complimentary access to the AEA's prestigious group of economic journals for high-school age students. Teachers are encouraged to utilize online journal articles and summaries for classroom instruction. Eligible students must be of high-school age; proof may be required upon request. Sign-up today!

Stay current on the most intriguing economics research emerging from the AEA Journals through the Research Highlights series. This feature on the AEA website includes accessible articles, videos, data visualizations, and audio interviews with some of the world's top economists. Have them sent straight to your inbox every month by subscribing to our Research Highlights digest. For more frequent updates, subscribe to our RSS feed, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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