92nd Annual Conference

Sunday-Thursday, June 25-29, 2017 | Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego, California

 

Keynote Addresses

  • Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Presidential Address, recipient of the 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
  • Janet M. Currie, Princeton University, "Inequality in Mortality Over the Lifecourse: Why Things Are Not as Bad as You Think"

 

President-Elect Featured Sessions

  • "The Future of European Labor Markets" organized by Daniele Meulders, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • "The Arts in the U.S. Economy" organized by Kathryn Graddy, Brandeis University
  • "Digitization and Culture" organized by Kathryn Graddy, Brandeis University, and Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota
  • "Monopsonistic and Non-competitive Labor Markets" organized by Michael Ransom, Brigham Young University
  • "Where Did All the Unions Go?" organized by Craig A. Olson, Princeton University, and Henry S. Farber, Princeton University

 

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 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 sessions@weai.org for more information.

 

Volunteer Program Participation

Present a Paper | Deadline December 15, 2016 -- Abstract submission is now closed. Sorry!
Confirmation/acceptance emails will go out in mid-February.

Requirements for submission (or submit online):

  • Abstract of 350 words or less including a statement of the research or policy question and the contribution made by the paper; as well as method(s), model(s) and, if applicable, relevant data including time frame and geographical scope; paper title; and paper topic area (three appropriate codes from the JEL Classification System).
  • Paper presenter's name, professional affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, academic degrees held; same information for coauthors.
  • 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! WEAI Institutional Member affiliates receive a 20 percent discount on conference participation fees.

Cancellations: On or before March 1, 50% of the participation fee is refundable. After March 1, the participation fee is non-refundable due to the high administrative cost of reorganizing the affected sessions and participants. Cancellations must be in writing and are subject to a $25 handling fee.

 

Discuss a Paper or Chair a Session | Deadline March 1, 2017

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, 2017 

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 sessions@weai.org.

 

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, June 25
1:00 pm-7:30 pm -- Registration Open
2:30-4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
4:30-6:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
6:30 pm-8:00 pm -- Welcome Reception

Monday, June 26
8:00 am-6:30 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm-2:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
2:30 pm-4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
4:30 pm-6:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, June 27
8:00 am-6:30 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Keynote Address 
12:15 pm-2:15 pm -- Presidential Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting
2:30 pm-4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
4:30 pm-6:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday, June 28
8:00 am-6:30 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm-2:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
2:30 pm-4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
4:30 pm-6:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

Thursday, June 29
8:00 am-2:30 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm-2:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
2:30 pm-4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

Conference Close

 

Special Activities


WEAI Welcome Reception | Sunday, June 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Take time to relax, renew old acquaintances, and make new friends at the WEAI Welcome Reception. There will be a cash bar and hearty appetizers.

Presidential Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting | Tuesday, June 27, 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Features an address by WEAI President Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tickets are required and seating will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis so make your reservation early. Reservation deadline is June 1. Vegetarian meals are available upon request to your server. Registered guests are welcome to attend the luncheon as well, provided a seat has been reserved ahead of time.

San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves Baseball Game | Wednesday, June 28, 7:10 p.m. at Petco Park
Includes pre-game buffet with standard ballpark fare, served one hour before first pitch until one hour after first pitch, in private shaded seating area. Space is limited so make your reservations before June 1 deadline.

General ticket information:

  • Children (of all ages) must have a ticket for all special activities.
  • Luncheon ticket(s) and any special activity ticket(s), will be included in the registration packet you will receive on-site.
  • Space is limited for special activities.
  • Please purchase or reserve all special activity tickets by June 1.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing by June 1 to receive a refund. We are unable to give refunds for late cancellations.

 

Registration Policies

  • Everyone over the age of 18 must register, including spouses and adult guests.
  • Program participants must register for the conference in order to remain on the program.
  • Badges are required at all conference events, including sessions, coffee breaks, receptions, special activities, and the Presidential Luncheon.
  • Early Bird registration discount of $45 applies until May 15.
  • Pre-registration closes on June 15, after which individuals may register onsite at the conference beginning on June 25.

 

Registration Benefits

  • Conference program with all participant email and phone contacts.
  • Admittance to all general and concurrent sessions; coffee breaks; WEAI's Welcome Reception; and Presidential Luncheon, with advance reservation (see below).
  • Waiver of manuscript submission fees for current members submitting their conference paper to Economic Inquiry or Contemporary Economic Policy by December 31, 2017.

 

Cancellation & Refund Policies

  • Cancellations must be received in writing. Please e-mail sessions@weai.org.
  • Program participants must advise the participants in their session(s) of their cancellation.
  • Refunds for volunteer program participants:
    On or before March 1, fifty percent (50%) of participation fee is refundable.
    After March 1, the participation fee is non-refundable due to the high cost of rearranging the affected sessions.
  • Refunds for all others:
    On or before June 1, the full registration fee is refundable, less $25 handling fee.
    After June 1, the registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Membership dues are non-refundable.
  • Refunds will be processed after the conference and are subject to a $25 handling fee.

 

Audio-Visual Equipment

  • LCD projectors and screens will be provided in each meeting room.
  • LAPTOP COMPUTERS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED, so coordinate with your fellow session participants if you need one available.
  • Overhead projectors available by reservation only. Call 714-965-8800 or email WEAI with your session number, day, and time, and we will arrange to have an overhead available for your presentation.
  • Mac users be sure to bring your Mini Display Port to VGA adapter for connectivity to the projector.
  • If other equipment is required please call 714-965-8800 for prices and availability. Additional equipment is at your own expense.

 

Important Dates

  • March 1: Volunteer program participants' cancellation deadline with 50% refund.
  • May 15: Session chairs finalize paper-discussant assignments.
  • May 15: $45 Early Bird registration discount expires.
  • June 1: Deadline to purchase/reserve special activity tickets.
  • June 1: Paper presenters circulate papers to all session participants.
  • June 1: Cancellation and refund deadline (for all except volunteer program participants, see March 1 above).
  • June 2: Last day to make room reservations at the conference rate.
  • June 15: Last day to pre-register.

 

 

 
Program Committee Chairman
  • Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University, WEAI President-Elect
     

 

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