• Member Announcement
  • February 29, 2024

AEA Submission Portal Opens Tomorrow for Sessions and Papers

February 29, 2024

To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: AEA Submission Portal Opens Tomorrow for Sessions and Papers

Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2025 AEA Annual Meeting. Members wishing to give papers or organize complete sessions for the AEA program at the 2025 ASSA Meeting in San Francisco are invited to submit proposals electronically to AEA President-elect Lawrence Katz beginning March 1. Papers covering a wide array of topics in economics will be included on the program, and Professor Katz especially encourages proposals on research related to the determinants of economic inequality, opportunity, and mobility and the roles of supply, demand, institutional, and policy factors.

A new opportunity to be on the AEA program will be available at the 2025 annual meeting! Lightning Round sessions, where presenters will have seven minutes to present their paper and three minutes for questions, will be held throughout the conference in regular session time slots. The AEA encourages graduate students and early career economists to submit individual papers through the standard portal, and to check the box agreeing to also be considered for a lightning round presentation. Being considered for a lightning round session does not exclude your submission from being selected for a regular session. 

Poster Presentations at the 2025 ASSA Meeting. Posters are an integral part of the AEA program.  We are planning another poster session for 2025 in which accepted posters will remain on display throughout the conference. Posters will be selected from individual papers submitted through the portal for which the presenter has agreed to also be considered for a poster. Posters should be self-explanatory so they can be read without the author present. The AEA will offer assistance in arranging for the printing of posters. 

The deadline for submissions is April 1 for individual papers and April 15 for complete sessions. The submission portal opens tomorrow, March 1 at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/submissions.

You can now view the AEA Poster Session Videos featuring AEA interviews with select 2024 poster presenters who discuss their research and the broader implications of their work. Visit https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/videos/2024

EconHarmony helps prospective individual paper submitters for the AEA Annual Meeting find others with similar interests who might join them to form a complete session submission and provides an opportunity to volunteer as a session chair. Thirty-three percent of submitted complete sessions and 13 percent of submitted individual papers appeared in sessions on the 2024 AEA Annual Meeting program. EconHarmony is now open at https://www.aeaweb.org/econharmony/.