AEA Call for Papers and Other Announcements
Call for Papers and Other Announcements
|To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer
Subject: Call for Papers and Other Announcements
Call for Sessions and Papers for the 2016 AEA Meeting. The submission portal for the January 2016 AEA Meeting program in San Francisco will open on March 2, and the deadline for submissions is April 1, 2015 for individual papers and April 15, 2015 for complete sessions. See: https://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/submissions.php.
Econ-Harmony helps prospective individual paper submitters for the AEA Annual Meetings 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. Twenty-five percent of submitted complete sessions and 14% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2014 Program; 31% of submitted complete sessions and 12% of submitted individual papers appeared on the 2013 Program. Econ-Harmony is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/.
Webcasts are online. 2015 Annual Meeting sessions are available online:
Go to https://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2015/index.php. Webcasts from 2009 through 2015 are available compliments of the AEA. Webcasts for the Continuing Education Programs, including 2015, are available to members at https://www.aeaweb.org/webcasts/2015/continuing-education.php.
Call for Applications. Advanced graduate students should be alerted to the opportunity to do their research this summer at a public institution as an AEA Summer Economics Fellow (link: https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/summerfellows/). The program is designed to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in economics. The deadline for applications is February 15.
Nominations for American Economics Journal Best Paper Prizes. Suggestions for nominations for "Best Paper" prizes for each of the American Economic Journals are solicited. Awards will be announced in April 2015, selected from articles published in the 2012-2014 volumes of each AEJ. Suggest papers at https://www.aeaweb.org/aej/bestpapernominations.php by February 15, 2015.
The AEA Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) website contains materials related to the use of administrative data for economic research (https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEAStat/Administrative_Data.php). Included are an inventory of administrative data access processes, procedures and tools now employed by U.S. statistical and program agencies, as well as slides from presentations at the 2015 Boston ASSA meetings on "The Use of Administrative Data in Economic Research." These activities were supported by the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics.
Committee on Economic Education (CEE) Calls for Papers for 2016. The AEA CEE is sponsoring a session of research papers on economic education at any level (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, or pre-college) at the 2016 AEA Meetings in San Francisco. Papers from this session will appear in the Papers and Proceedings, subject to editorial review and approval. To have a paper considered, submit an abstract of 250-500 words by April 1, 2015 to Tisha Emerson, Baylor University, Tisha_Nakao()baylor.edu. Abstracts should be written to convince the reader that papers are completed or in an advanced stage.
The CEE will also sponsor a session of research papers on economic and financial education at any level (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, or pre-college) at the 2016 AEA Meetings. Papers from this session will be slated for publication in the Journal of Economic Education, subject to editorial review and approval. To have a paper considered for inclusion in the session, submit an abstract of 250-500 words by May 1, 2015 to Georg Schaur, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, gschaur()utk.edu.
The CEE will also sponsor a poster session at the 2016 AEA Meetings devoted to active learning strategies across the economics curriculum. Instead of papers, session presenters will prepare large visual poster summaries of their work, which will be mounted in an exhibition room to allow presenters to talk directly with session participants. Although we encourage presenters to include evidence that their strategy enhances learning, quantifiable evidence is not required. Presenters should describe the teaching strategy, emphasize its originality, and provide sufficient information so that session participants can apply it in their own classrooms. Posters marketing textbooks, commercial software, or similar materials are not eligible for the session. Proposals are limited to two pages, are due by April 1, 2015, and should include contact information for all authors. Send proposals to: Steven Cobb, University of North Texas (scobb).
The National Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) will be held May 27-29, 2015 at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education and the Minneapolis Federal Reserve. Registration opens February 16, 2015. For more information go to https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/AEACEE/index.php.
Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP) can provide supplemental funding to help mentor women economists. Apply to the Haworth Committee to (i) hold a mentoring event organized by your department or group or (ii) extend your speaker’s campus visit for the purpose of mentoring. For guidelines and an application visit: https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/mentoring/fund.php. Professional development materials and information on all CSWEP opportunities are available through the CSWEP News.
Stay in touch with CSWEP. CSWEP News keeps you up to date on the progress of women in the economics profession and on professional opportunities such as the Bell Award, the Bennett Prize, and upcoming mentoring workshops. CSWEP News also includes calls for papers at national and regional meetings, for applications to the Summer Fellows Program, and for registration to the Annual Mentoring Breakfast at ASSA. Much of this information is of particular interest to younger economists, regardless of gender. Digital subscriptions to the CSWEP News are free and automatically accord the status of "CSWEP Affiliate" to subscribers. See https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/index.php.
Retired Faculty Available for part-time or temporary teaching. JOE lists retired economists interested in teaching on either a part-time or temporary basis at https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/available_faculty/. Individuals can add or delete their name at any time. Listings are deleted on November 30; the service is closed during December and January, and re-opens on February 1.
Call for Artists. The program cover for the ASSA annual meeting often features artwork by economists or their spouses. Please contact us if you would like to see your artwork on a cover or have suggestions for future covers. Artwork can be provided in any medium that can be photographed. If selected, a color transparency, slide, or photograph (color or black and white) will be required. There is no remuneration, just the honor of having your work recognized. Send suggestions by August 15, 2015 to: gwyn.p.loftis()vanderbilt.edu or ASSA Cover, American Economic Association, 2014 Broadway, Suite 305, Nashville, TN 37203.
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