• Member Announcement
  • October 6, 2020

AEA Member Announcements: AEA Elections and Other Announcements (October 6, 2020)

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

The American Economic Association is pleased to announce the results from the 2020 Election of Officers for 2021: Christina Romer (president-elect), Kerwin Kofi Charles and Shelly Lundberg (vice-presidents), Sandra Black and Emi Nakamura (members). For more information, visit https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/leadership/election-winners.

The proposed Bylaw amendments to Article I, Section 2 and Article I, Section 4 have been approved by a wide majority of the members who voted in the election (76.7 and 87.1 percent, respectively). 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.

Register now for the 2021 ASSA Meeting. Registration is open for the virtual meeting which will take place January 3–5, 2021. Despite the departure from normal circumstances, we are sure we will have an engaging and successful 2021 meeting. https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/

The AEA's 2021 Continuing Education Program will be held virtually on January 6–7, 2021. Participants can choose from three concurrent programs. Topics and speakers will include Industrial Organization – Steven Berry (Yale University) and Philip Haile (Yale University); Labor and Applied Econometrics – Patrick Kline (University of California, Berkeley) and Christopher Walters (University of California, Berkeley); and Markets for Innovation: Market Failures and Public Policies – Kevin Bryan (University of Toronto) and Heidi Williams (Stanford University). Find more information and register at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/cont-ed.

Expanding Diversity in Undergraduate Classes with Advancements in (the) Teaching (of) Economics (EDUCATE) Workshop. The AEA Outreach Task Force and the Committee on Economic Education are pleased to announce the EDUCATE workshop to be held in conjunction with the AEA 2021 Continuing Education Program. The workshop will be conducted as a virtual, synchronous Zoom and Canvas supported course running January 5–7, 2021. This workshop will provide opportunities for instructors of introductory courses to take part in course design activities and experience pedagogical strategies that will engage all of the students they teach (preference will be given to those less than 6 years since PhD). Participants will engage with issues of diversity and inclusion throughout the workshop including opportunities to think critically about course goals and learning outcomes, their relationship to pedagogical choices and assessment, and how such decisions might have disparate effects on those of different races, gender, and ethnicities.  The application is open now, with a rolling acceptance procedure that started on October 1, 2020 and will continue until all workshop slots are filled. Workshop details and the application portal are available at https://www.aeaweb.org/go/educate-workshop.

AEA Initiatives for Diversity and Inclusion. The AEA has launched several new initiatives to support its goal to promote diversity and inclusion in the economics profession. Grants, awards, and other opportunities are available to individuals and departments who take steps to join the AEA in this effort. For more details and information regarding how to apply to any of these initiatives, please visit https://www.aeaweb.org/go/diversity-initiatives.

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 https://www.aeaweb.org/econtrack.