94th Annual Conference

FridayTuesday, June 28July 2, 2019 | Hilton San Francisco Union Square

 

Presidential Address

  • Daniel McFadden, Presidential Professor, University of Southern California, and E. Morris Cox Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 

Keynote Address

  • Raj Chetty, Harvard University

 

Plenary Session

  • "The Future of Potential Output Growth in the U.S. Economy" with Robert Gordon, Northwestern University, and John Taylor, Stanford University

 

President-Elect Featured Sessions

  • Susan Athey, Stanford University, on AI/Robotics
  • Jeffrey Clemens, University of California, San Diego, on Minimum Wage
  • Mark Duggan, Stanford University, on Health Economics
  • Gopi Shah Goda, Stanford University, on Economics of Aging
  • Larry Goulder, Stanford University, on Environmental Economics
  • Shelly Lundberg, University of California, Santa Barbara, on Economics of the Family
  • Greg Rosston, Stanford University, on Antitrust Policy
  • Katheryn Russ, University of California, Davis, on North American Trade
  • Clemens Sialm, University of Texas at Austin, on Finance Aspects of Retirement Saving
  • Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan, on Tax Policy
  • Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota, on Media Economics
  • Gavin Wright, Stanford University, on Slavery and Capitalism

 

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, 2018 -- Online abstract submission will open in early September!

Requirements for submission:

  • 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 -- $235 for WEAI members, $320 for non-members, $135 for member students, and $170 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, 2019

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, 2019 

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

Friday, June 28
12:00 pm-8:00 pm -- Registration Open
12:30 pm-2:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
2:30 pm-4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
4:30 pm-6:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
6:30 pm-8:00 pm -- Welcome Reception

Saturday, June 29
7:30 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

Sunday, June 30
8:00 am-6:30 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Keynote Address, Raj Chetty, Harvard University
12:15 pm-2:15 pm -- Presidential Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting, Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley
2:30 pm-4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
4:30 pm-6:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

Monday, July 1
8:00 am-6:30 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Plenary Session "The Future of Potential Output Growth in the US Economy " with Robert Gordon, Northwestern University, and John Taylor, Stanford University
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, July 2
8:00 am-12:00 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Concurrent Sessions

Conference Close

 

Special Activities


WEAI Welcome Reception | Friday, June 28, 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.

Presidential Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting | Sunday, June 30, 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Features an address by WEAI President Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley.
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. Registered guests are welcome to attend the luncheon as well, provided a seat has been reserved ahead of time.

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

  • 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, 2019.

 

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 HDMI and/or 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: $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.

 

Travel Visas

Requirements vary depending on your country of citizenship, so please read carefully and apply for your visa allowing ample lead time for processing. 

This is latest information from the U.S. Department of State.

To request a letter of invitation from WEAI, complete the application form and return it to visa@weai.org. (Note: The auto "submit" option only works if using IE as your browser. Otherwise download/save the pdf to your computer, complete the form and attach it to an email to visa@weai.org.)

 


SAVE THE DATE!

Present a Paper | Discuss a Paper
Organize a Session | Chair a Session

 

Online submission for
volunteer abstracts will
open in September 2018.

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