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88th Annual Conference

Friday-Tuesday, June 28-July 2, 2013 | Grand Hyatt Seattle

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the 2013 Annual Conference! If you attended the Seattle conference, and have any feedback to help us improve future conferences, we would love to hear from you.

Keynote Addresses

  • Edward J. Kane, Professor of Finance, Boston College -- "The Globalization of the US Financial Safety Net"

  • Lucian A. Bebchuk, William J. Friedman & Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance, and Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School -- "Corporate Governance" (Presidential Address)

President-Elect Featured Sessions

  • "Aspects of Unemployment" -- Organized by WEAI Vice President John Pencavel, Stanford University, including papers by David Card, University of California, Berkeley, Henry S. Farber, Princeton University, and Peter Kuhn, University of California, Santa Barbara. Discussants include Denise Hare, Reed College, Benjamin Hansen, University of Oregon, and Michael Ransom of Brigham Young University..

  • "Ending the Policy of Too Big to Fail" -- Organized by former WEAI Secretary-Treasurer Harvey Rosenblum, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Speakers include Rosenblum, Ron J. Feldman, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Cornelius Hurley, Boston University.

Professional Development Sessions

  • June 29, 10:15 a.m.–12:00 n. -- GETTING PUBLISHED: ADVICE FROM EDITORS — (CSMGEP)
  • June 29, 2:30–4:15 p.m. -- HOW TO GIVE A GOOD RESEARCH PRESENTATION


Participating Allied Societies

Volunteer Program Participation

Present a Paper | Deadline December 15, 2012

Send the following to WEAI:

  • 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.
  • Submission and registration are included in a single participation fee -- $220 for WEAI members, $290 for non-members, and $125 for 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, 2013

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, 2013

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