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90th Annual Conference

Sunday-Thursday, June 28-July 2, 2015 | Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki

Thank you to the program participants and attendees who contributed to the success of this year's conference. We hope that you found your experience rewarding, and that you plan to join us next year in Portland. Your feedback is always appreciated, and we especially welcome suggestions for improvement.

Keynote Addresses

  • Christian Dustmann, University College London, Director of the Centre for Research and Analysis on Migration, and Scientific Director of the NORFACE Research Programme on Migration, titled “The Economics of Temporary Migrations”

  • John Pencavel, Stanford University (Presidential Address), titled "Supply or Demand?"

Participating Allied Societies

WEAI Annual Conferences regularly include participation by Allied Societies. Allied Societies organize anywhere from just a few sessions to an entire conference including membership and board meetings. Whether your group is long-established or simply part of an emerging specialty, WEAI can help bring your members together and increase your visibility within the discipline. Questions? Call 714-965-8800 or e-mail for more information.

2015 Allied Societies include the following:


Volunteer Program Participation

Present a Paper | Deadline December 15, 2014 Volunteer paper submission is now closed -- sorry!
(Confirmation/acceptance emails will go out in mid-February 2015.)

Send the following to WEAI or submit online:

  • Cover sheet with paper presenter's name, professional affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, academic degrees held; same information for coauthors; paper title (limit 60 characters and spaces); and paper topic area (three appropriate codes from the JEL Classification System for Journal Articles).
  • Abstract of 350 words or less including a statement of the research or policy question and the contribution of the paper to it; as well as method(s), model(s), and relevant data if applicable.
  • Submission and registration are included in a single participation fee -- $220 for WEAI members, $290 for non-members, $125 for member students, and $160 for non-member students. Non-members are invited to join now and take advantage of the member savings! 50% of the participation fee is refundable before March 1. After March 1, the participation fee is non-refundable due to the high administrative cost of reorganizing the affected sessions and participants. WEAI Institutional Member affiliates receive a 20 percent discount on conference participation fees.

Discuss a Paper or Chair a Session | Deadline March 1, 2015 

Discuss a paper and give others the benefits of your expertise. Discussants are needed in all topic areas. Chair a session and foster the exchange of ideas. 


Organized Session Participation

Organize a Session | Deadline February 1, 2015 Organized session submission is now closed -- sorry!

Members may organize their own sessions. Participation fees are lower for all papers in organized sessions (no paper submission fee applies). WEAI members who are affiliated with a WEAI Institutional Member, and who organize a session, receive complimentary conference registration. For more information, read the Guidelines for Conference Session Organizers. For more information or to submit a session, contact