• Member Announcement
  • September 3, 2019

AEA Member Announcements: Annual Meeting Registration and Other Announcements (September 3, 2019)

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

The Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association will be held in San Diego, California on January 3-5, 2020. This is a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meeting. Registration and exhibits are in the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. The co-headquarters hotel is the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. General meeting information is available on the AEA website at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference.

Important Annual Meeting Registration Information: In an effort to improve the economics professional climate, the AEA is strongly discouraging employers from conducting interviews in regular hotel rooms. Interviews held in hotel suites are considered acceptable. For this reason, the suites in the conference block are reserved for employers who will be conducting interviews. General attendees of the meeting are asked to support this initiative by reserving a regular hotel room and affirming that it will not be used for interviews. The general attendee ASSA registration and housing will open at https://conf.aeaweb.org on Thursday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m. EDT. In order to complete your registration, you will be required to acknowledge and accept the AEA Code of Professional Conduct and the AEA Policy on Harassment and Discrimination. Please feel free to read through these policies ahead of time so as not to slow down the process of your registration and housing reservation. If you are an employer and would like more information on the interview suites and other options for interview space, please visit https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2020-interviewing.

Convention Management Resources (CMR) will be the housing company for the 2020 meetings. Please take a minute to review the process for booking rooms and placing yourself on waitlists as needed.

Employers interviewing at the 2020 Annual Meeting: A SUITE CODE IS REQUIRED prior to registering for an interview suite for the 2020 ASSA Meeting. Registration for the suites opens on Tuesday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m. EDT. For information, including how to obtain a suite code and other options available for interviewing, see https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2020-interviewing. All interview scheduling should be arranged prior to arrival in San Diego. Additional job interview spaces will be located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

The 2020 ASSA Meeting Preliminary Program is at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/. Find out now what to look forward to at the meeting. Follow us on Twitter @ASSAMeeting.

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 ASSA. Participants can choose from three concurrent programs. Topics will include Mastering Mostly Harmless Econometrics, Monetary Policy, and Climate Change Economics. Registration opens September 19th. For more information and updates see https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/cont-ed/.

The Annual AEA Officer Elections and proposed bylaw changes are still open for voting. If you haven't voted and wish to participate, watch your mail for a paper ballot or your e-mail for an electronic ballot, and return it before September 30th.

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, 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. 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 opening soon 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.

Ask. Advise. Share. EconSpark is a resource that can be used to enhance the job market season. Join the AEA's online community offering a professional and supportive environment for economists at all career levels. Help the AEA sustain a forum that enriches our community with meaningful, thought-provoking and impactful discussion. Join the conversation now: https://www.aeaweb.org/econspark.

The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) seeks nominations for CSWEP's Carolyn Shaw Bell Award by September 18th. For more information on this award go to https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/cswep/about/awards/. Stay current on all things CSWEP at cswep.org. Subscribe to our newsletter by emailing info@cswep.org.  Follow us on twitter @AEACSWEP and look for our events at the upcoming ASSA meetings.

AEA Summer Training Program & Scholarship Program increases diversity by preparing talented undergraduates for doctoral programs in Economics and related disciplines. Students receive 8 weeks of intensive training in microeconomics, mathematics, econometrics, and research methods with leading faculty hosted at Michigan State University in collaboration with Western Michigan University. Students have the opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits. For more information and to apply, go to http://econ.msu.edu/aeasp. The anticipated application deadline is January 31, 2020.

AEA's newly formed Committee on the Status of LGBTQ Individuals in the Economics Profession seeks your feedback! As a new committee, we seek input into goals, priorities, and activities, as well as volunteers to help staff subcommittees related to mentoring, job market best practices, engaging allies, and our newsletter. If you have ideas or would like to volunteer, please email committee Co-chairs Lee Badgett (lbadgett@econs.umass.edu) or Kitt Carpenter (christopher.s.carpenter@vanderbilt.edu). Please also check out our June newsletter (https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/aealgbtq/newsletter/june2019) and look for a December issue at the January 2020 AEA meeting in San Diego where we will also host a 'Pink Papers' research session, a business meeting lunch, and an inaugural LGBTQ Economists and Allies reception (all on Saturday, January 4, 2020; details will be in the AEA program).

The Tenth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) is May 27 – May 29, 2020, at the Westin Michigan Ave, Chicago. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in conjunction with the Journal of Economic Education and the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. Plenary talks will be given by Lisa Cook (Michigan State University), Dean Karlan (Northwestern University), and Betsey Stevenson (University of Michigan). Submissions will be accepted via the AEA online submission system. Submissions may be of individual papers, complete sessions of three or four papers, workshops, or panels. Submissions of completed sessions are especially encouraged. The submission portal opened on September 1st, and the submission deadline is December 1st. The submission portal and general information is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/economic-education/ctree/2020. Send questions about submissions to Oskar Harmon (oskar.harmon@uconn.edu).

Not making a submission this year but willing to serve in another capacity? Send a request to Oskar Harmon (oskar.harmon@uconn.edu) before the submission deadline. Include a list of up to three broad areas in which you could participate as a discussant/session chair (e.g. interactive teaching, undergraduate research, assessment, online learning, etc.)

Complimentary AEA Journals access is available for secondary school students and their teachers. Teachers are encouraged to share online articles and summaries for classroom instruction. Eligible students must be of high-school age. Sign-up today at https://www.aeaweb.org/resources/students/high-school-student-journal-access.

Stay current on the most intriguing economics research emerging from the AEA Journals through Research Highlights at https://www.aeaweb.org/research. This complimentary publication includes summaries, videos, data visualizations, and audio interviews with some of the world's top economists. Subscribe now to the Research Highlights digest. For more frequent updates, check the website, subscribe to the RSS feed, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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