13th International Conference | January 3-6, 2017

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Centro de Extensión, Santiago

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the enormous success of the conference. Over 300 economists from 34 countries came together to discuss 291 papers in 94 concurrent sessions. Keynote addresses by WEAI President-Elect Orley Ashenfelter, Nobel Laureate Robert Engle, and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile President Ignacio Sanchez Diaz, plus participation by Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel and Nobel Laureate and WEAI Vice President Daniel McFadden were among the many highlights of the conference.



92nd Annual Conference | June 25-29, 2017

Marriott Marquis & Marina | San Diego, California

SanDiegoOnline abstract submission for volunteer participants is now open! Papers at all levels and in every areas of economics are welcome. Only an abstract is required for submission at this stage. Consider organizing a session with colleagues in your field and you all benefit with a lower participation fee!

Presidential Address by Nobel Laureate Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and keynote address by Janet M. Currie, Princeton University.

WEAI Conferences regularly include participation by Allied Societies that 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. For more information, contact sessions@weai.org.

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Attention Santiago Paper Presenters!

The deadline to submit your conference paper for free to EI or CEP is July 31. WEAI members receive complimentary journal submission on papers presented at WEAI conferences if submitted within six months. Non-members are welcome to join at the time of submission to take advantage of this offer.

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Welcome to WEAI's Newest Institutional Members!


  • Cornell University


  • University of Oregon, Eugene


  • Boston College
  • Center of Public Policy, Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Institute of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • Latin American Center for Economic and Social Policy, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • Northwestern University
  • University of California, Davis
  • Washington State University, Pullman

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