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  • December 11, 2015

AEA Member Announcements: Annual Meeting and Other Announcements (December 11, 2015)

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.