• Member Announcement
  • October 4, 2019

AEA Member Announcements: AEA Elections and Other Announcements (October 4, 2019)

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

AEA Officer Election Results. The American Economic Association is pleased to announce the results from the 2019 Election for Officers of the American Economic Association for 2020: David Card (president-elect), Janice Eberly and Olivia S. Mitchell (vice-presidents), Lisa Cook and Melissa S. Kearney (members). For more information, visit https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/leadership/election-winners.

The proposed Bylaw amendments have been approved by a wide majority of the members who voted in the election. For details, see here. The bylaws as amended are effective immediately, and can be read in their entirety at https://www.aeaweb.org/resources/member-docs/certificate-of-incorporation-bylaws.

The AEA's 2020 Continuing Education Program will be held at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on January 5 – 7, 2020, immediately following the close of the ASSA meeting. Participants can choose from three concurrent programs. Topics and speakers will include Mastering Mostly Harmless Econometrics – Alberto Abadie (MIT), Joshua Angrist (MIT), and Christopher Walters (University of California, Berkeley); Monetary Policy – Gauti B. Eggertsson (Brown University) and Jon Steinsson (University of California, Berkeley); and Climate Change Economics – Lint Barrage (University of California, Santa Barbara), Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago), and Gilbert E. Metcalf (Tufts University). Find more information and register at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/cont-ed/.

The AEA Ombudsperson is available and ready to assist our members. The AEA has engaged Leto Copeley to serve in this critical role. As an attorney, Ms. Copeley will maintain the information received with the utmost confidentiality possible. The goal is for the ombudsperson to be a resource for addressing issues of harassment and discrimination throughout the profession. Any AEA member is eligible to consult with the ombudsperson on matters involving harassment or discrimination in a professional context.  Ms. Copeley will also be onsite at the upcoming annual meeting in San Diego to meet and consult with members. For more information, visit https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/aea-ombudsperson.

It's hiring season! Check out the latest jobs and applicants available on the AEA JOE Network at https://www.aeaweb.org/joe. No other placement program offers a more comprehensive way to match high-caliber candidates with sought after economics positions. Faculty can easily manage the reference letter writing process through the JOE Network.

The AEA wants to help keep you informed! 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 http://www.aeaweb.org/econtrack.

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