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  • November 16, 2020

AEA Member Announcements: Annual Meeting Early Registration Deadline and Other Announcements

November 16, 2020

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

Register now for the ASSA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. The fee for registration increases from $60 to $100 after midnight on December 3, 2020. Register at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference.

AEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion. Time is running out for departments and organizations to apply for this new annual award, which recognizes units that demonstrate outstanding achievement in diversity and inclusion practices. Focus will be on those taking productive steps to establish new programs and procedures to create an inclusive environment, and to increase the participation of underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals. Award winners, up to four per year, are announced at the AEA Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address during the ASSA Meeting, and will be listed on the AEA Honors and Awards, JOE Network, and Resources for Students webpages. Winners will also be given early access to the reservation system for ASSA hotel space for ten years following award receipt. The deadline has been extended to December 10, 2020. The award is open to all U.S. based departments of economics and other organizations employing significant numbers of economists. For details of the application process, visit AEA Award for Outstanding Achievements in Diversity and Inclusion.

The AEA's 2021 Continuing Education Program will be held virtually January 6-7, 2021. Participants can choose from three concurrent programs. Topics and speakers will include:

  • Industrial Organization – Steven Berry (Yale University), Philip Haile (Yale University) (This course will run January 6 – 8, 2021).
  • Labor and Applied Econometrics – Patrick Kline (University of California – Berkeley), Christopher Walters (University of California – Berkeley)
  • Markets for Innovation: Market Failures and Public Policies – Kevin Bryan (University of Toronto),  Heidi Williams (Stanford University)

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

The AEA Ombudsperson, Leto Copeley of White and Stradley PLLC, will be available to all ASSA attendees during the 2021 Annual Meeting. To schedule an appointment, call 919-844-0400 or email aeaombuds@whiteandstradley.com. Details can be found at https://www.aeaweb.org/ombuds.

The Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession is pleased to announce the application portal for the 2021 AEA Summer Program, to be hosted by Howard University in Washington DC, is now open. The AEA Summer Program is a prestigious program that uniquely enables students to prepare for the rigors of graduate studies—particularly at the PhD level—through two months of intensive training in microeconomics, math, econometrics and research methods with leading faculty. More information can be found here: https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/aeasp.

EconTrack - the AEA Job Information Board is now open with the goal of 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. Learn more at https://www.aeaweb.org/econtrack.

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