• Member Announcement
  • December 3, 2018

AEA Member Announcements: Annual Meeting Registration, AEA Climate Survey, and Other Announcements (December 3, 2018)

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

Today is the deadline for the ASSA Annual Meeting registration discount!  The fee for registration increases from $75 to $135 after midnight tonight. Register now at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference.  Follow us on Twitter @ASSAMeeting to receive program updates and other developments before and during the meetings.

The 2019 ASSA Meeting Program is posted at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/. Find out now what to look forward to at the Meeting.

The AEA's 2019 Continuing Education Program will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on January 6-8, 2019, immediately following the close of the ASSA meetings. Participants can choose from three concurrent programs. Topics and speakers will include:

  • Inequality and Innovation – Ufuk Akcigit (Chicago) and Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard)
  • International Trade – Dave Donaldson (MIT) and Marc Melitz (Harvard)
  • Time-Series Econometrics – James H. Stock (Harvard) and Mark W. Watson (Princeton)

For more information, see https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/cont-ed/. Send questions to assa@vanderbilt.edu or call us at 615-322-3509.

More than 300 Posters are included on the 2019 AEA program for Atlanta. The posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference. Make sure to include time in your schedule to visit the poster exhibit, which will be located in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Marquis Level, Marquis CD.

Plan your experience at the ASSA Meeting. Get your smartphones and tablets ready for the 2019 ASSA event! There will be 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. The 2019 ASSA app launches in early December and will be accessible at the AEA website or from any app store. 

The AEA Climate Survey has been sent to all current and former AEA members from the past nine years. The survey is designed to collect comprehensive information on the extent and nature of discrimination and harassment issues within the profession and help to inform resulting programming and policy initiatives. NORC at the University of Chicago is conducting the survey on behalf of the AEA. Responses will be confidential and analyzed using de-identified data. The success of our efforts largely depends on your thoughtful participation, and we hope that you choose to complete the survey. If you have not received the survey, please check your spam folders to ensure it has not been blocked by your institution's filters. Should you have any questions regarding the impetus for the survey or how the survey data will be used, please feel free to email the AEA at climatesurvey@aeapubs.org. If you have questions regarding survey content, administration, or data security, please feel free to contact the researchers at NORC at AEAsurvey@norc.org.

The inaugural issue of AER: Insights is coming in June 2019! Submissions have been brisk in anticipation of the AEA's first new peer-reviewed journal since the four American Economic Journals launched over a decade ago. A list of articles accepted for publication in forthcoming issues of AER: Insights is now available on the AEA website. Visit https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/aeri/forthcoming.

The American Economic Journals will now consider papers previously reviewed by AER: Insights. Authors of manuscripts previously reviewed by these journals may request that, subject to the referees' agreement, the full correspondence files of the referees (including cover letters as well as referees' reports) be shared with the editors of the AEJ journal to which the author is submitting. The AEJ editors will then have discretion to make a decision based on these reports or to request additional reports. For more details, please review the submission guidelines for the AEJs at https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/.

Join the conversation at EconSpark! The AEA's economics discussion forum offers users the opportunity to connect with peers, share relevant experiences, and exchange ideas within a professional environment. Discussion has been lively since its inception in September. Now is the time to bring your distinctive viewpoint to the table at http://www.aeaweb.org/econspark.

New! EconTrack: Job Information Board is now providing job candidates with reliable information about the status of open positions during the annual job market cycle. This service is hosted by the AEA and is intended to provide verified and up-to-date information in a professional climate. We need your help to make it successful! Please encourage your recruiters and hiring teams to supply status information for open positions at your institution. Monitor the progress at http://www.aeaweb.org/econtrack

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) invites your participation in CSWEP's events at the 2019 ASSA Meetings, including two Mentoring Breakfasts for Junior Economists, a Peer Mentoring Breakfast for Mid-Career Economists, a joint panel with CSMGEP on @Twitter Tips for Success: Social Media for Economists, and the CSWEP Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony Luncheon. Pre-registration for all mentoring breakfasts is required. CSWEP is also pleased to announce that the AEA will provide a room for nursing mothers at the annual meeting. Visit https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/cswep/programs/annual-meeting for more information and to register for the events.

AEA's Ad Hoc LGBTQ Economics Working Group will host a luncheon and discussion for LGBTQ economists and allies on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 12:30-2:15 p.m. in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Room 301. LGBTQ economics-themed research sessions will both precede (at 10:15am) and follow (at 2:30pm) the luncheon in Room M101 of the Marriott Marquis. This is the fourth consecutive year for the LGBTQ Economics lunch meeting; Mary Daly is scheduled to give a keynote address. All AEA meeting registrants are invited, including PhD students and economists working in any field in any type of setting (academic, government, think tank, private sector, etc.). Individuals interested in these issues who are unable to attend the luncheon can read our group's newsletter, Maynard's Notes (https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/aealgbtq), and/or contact the working group's liaisons to the AEA: Lee Badgett (lbadgett@econs.umass.edu) or Kitt Carpenter (christopher.s.carpenter@vanderbilt.edu).

Did you know … the American Economic Journals (Applied, Policy, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics) are now entering their second decade of publication? Help celebrate this 10-year milestone by submitting your nominations for the best papers published in these well-respected journals.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 AEJ Best Paper Awards at https://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php. The awards will be announced in April 2019, selected from articles published in the 2016 through 2018 volumes of each AEJ. To learn more about these awards or to see past winners go to https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/aej-best-papers. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2019.