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  • January 30, 2023

Call for Papers and Other Announcements

January 30, 2023

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 2024 AEA Annual Meeting. Members wishing to give papers or organize complete sessions for the AEA program at the 2024 ASSA Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, are invited to submit proposals electronically to AEA President-elect Janet Currie beginning March 1. While papers covering a wide array of topics in economics will be included on the 2024 program, Professor Currie encourages proposals on research relevant to the study of economic inequalities, especially those that affect children and families. The deadline for submissions is April 1 for individual papers and April 15 for complete sessions. The submission portal will open on March 1 at https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/submissions.

Poster Presentations at the 2024 ASSA Meeting. Posters are an integral part of the AEA program.  We are planning another poster session for 2024 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 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.  You can now view the AEA Poster Session Videos featuring AEA interviews with select 2023 poster presenters who discuss their research and the broader implications of their work. Visit https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/videos/2023

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 percent of submitted complete sessions and 9% of submitted individual papers appeared in sessions on the 2023 AEA Annual Meeting program. Econ-Harmony opens on February 1 at https://www.aeaweb.org/econ-harmony/.

The Committee on Economic Statistics (AEAStat) will sponsor three sessions on economic measurement at the 2024 ASSA Meeting. The committee solicits both individual papers and proposals for sessions of three or four papers, with preference given to full session proposals. The committee is interested in receiving submissions in any area of economic data and statistics. One of the three sessions will be published in the AEA Papers and Proceedings. For more information and a list of papers selected for past AEAStat sponsored sessions, go to https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/economic-statistics/annual-meeting. Abstracts are due by April 1 to Karen Dynan, Chair, Committee on Economic Statistics, at aeastat@aeapubs.org. Submissions should be PDF files and include the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of all participants.

The AEA Committee on Economic Education will sponsor a poster session at the 2024 ASSA Meeting 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 the committee encourages presenters to include evidence that their strategy enhances learning, it does not require quantifiable evidence. Presenters should emphasize the originality of their strategy and provide sufficient information so that session participants may apply the technique in their own classrooms. Proposals should describe the teaching strategy and explain how it will be displayed on the poster. Posters marketing textbooks, commercial software, or similar materials will not be considered for the session.  Proposals are limited to two pages and are due by April 30. Proposals should include full contact information for all authors.  Please send proposals to Irene Foster, George Washington University, at fosterir@gwu.edu.

The twelfth annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) will be held on May 31 – June 2, 2023, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Oregon. The conference is hosted by the AEA Committee on Economic Education in conjunction with the Journal of Economic Education. Plenary talks will be given by Martha Bailey (University of California, Los Angeles), Julie Barry Cullen (University of California, San Diego), and Mary Daly (President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco). A preliminary program, registration, and housing information for the conference will be available on February 15 at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/economic-education/ctree/2023.

Expanding Diversity in Undergraduate Classes with Advancements in (the) Teaching (of) Economics (EDUCATE) Workshop. The Committee on Economic Education is pleased to announce that the annual EDUCATE workshop will be held in conjunction with the AEA 2023 CTREE in Portland, Oregon. The workshop will be in-person with supporting structures and materials facilitated through Canvas beginning Friday, June 2, 2023, and concluding on Sunday, June 4, 2023. Visit EDUCATE Workshop for details. The application portal for the 2023 workshop is open, with a rolling acceptance procedure that continues until all workshop slots are filled.

Nominations for American Economic Journal Best Paper Awards are solicited. Awards will be announced in May 2023, selected from articles published in the 2020 - 2022 volumes of each AEJ. Nominate papers at https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/aej/best-paper-nominations by February 15, 2023.

The Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession (CSQIEP) invites submissions for the AEA program at the 2024 ASSA Meeting. CSQIEP will have one session focused on research about LGBTQ+ people and one session by LGBTQ+ economists focused on macroeconomics or international economics. Details can be found at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/aealgbtq/calls-announcements.

CSQIEP invites you to its Economics of LGBTQ+ Individuals Virtual Seminar Series, every other Tuesday at 12 noon EST beginning January 31, 2023. Details can be found here: https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/aealgbtq/virtual-seminars.

The AEA Mentoring Program (AEAMP) aims to enhance diversity in the economics profession by increasing the participation and representation of traditionally underrepresented groups. The AEAMP matches doctoral students and new PhDs in economics with mentors in the field and facilitates networking between mentees and professional economists (both inside and outside of academia). Formerly known as the Pipeline Program, the AEAMP was established in the mid-1990s to address the underrepresentation of racial/ethnic minority groups among those entering and completing doctoral degree programs in economics. The program also hosts a Summer Mentoring Pipeline Conference and provides limited funding to support the research and travel of the mentees, including presentations at major conferences. If you are interested in participating in the program (either as a mentee or mentor), please visit https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/csmgep/mentoring and contact AEAMentoring@gmail.com with any questions.

The Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) is charged with monitoring the progress of professional women economists and promoting their careers. Visit CSWEP.org for calls for papers, information about professional development opportunities, registration links for upcoming webinars, recordings of past webinars, and archives of the CSWEP News. The News, issued four times per year, features articles on professional development, best practices, and professional climate.  Calls with approaching deadlines include a Call for Abstracts for CSWEP Paper Sessions at the 2024 AEA/ASSA Meeting. To become a CSWEP subscriber and receive announcements by email, contact info@cswep.org. Follow CSWEP on Twitter @AEACSWEP.

Want to learn more about AEA Ombudsperson services? Visit the FAQs posted on the AEA website at https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/aea-ombudsperson/faq. Instructions for filing formal complaints with the Association's Ethics Committee are also available at https://www.aeaweb.org/go/policy-hd/formal-complaint. Still have questions? Contact Leto Copeley, AEA Ombudsperson, at aeaombuds@whiteandstradley.com.

Call for Artists. The program brochure cover for the ASSA annual meeting often features artwork by economists or their family members. 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 July 1 to gwyn.p.loftis@vanderbilt.edu or ASSA Cover, American Economic Association, 2014 Broadway, Suite 305, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

Check out the programs, services, resources, and committees of the AEA in this AEA Spotlight brochure. To stay informed, follow AEA twitter account @AEAInformation which is used to share information throughout the year. Content related to AEA publications will continue to be posted @AEAjournals.