2014 Executive Board Election and Nominees

This year's Executive Board nominees include, for Vice President, Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; for Academic Director, Peter Kuhn, University of California, Santa Barbara; and for Non-Academic Director, Robert Eisenbeis, Cumberland Advisors. Short bios of the nominees are available for your review. The election will begin April 1, 2014, and conclude April 30, 2014.


89th Annual Conference | June 27- July 1, 2014

Grand Hyatt Denver, Colorado


The preliminary program is just a couple days away from being posted. We will email a link to all program participants as soon as it becomes available.

The 2014 Keynote Address, "Evaluating the Economic Effects of Prohibition," will be given by Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University. The Presidential Address will be given by George Kaufman, Loyola University Chicago, tentatively titled "Public Policy and Banking."

Consider organizing a session selecting your own topic and session participants -- read the Session Organizer Guidelines for more info. Deadline to submit a session is February 1, but let us know earlier so we can save a spot on your preferred day and time.

Are you a member of a specialized society?  Gain visibility for your organization by encouraging them to participate in WEAI's 2014 conference as an Allied Society. Read more about it, then contact sessions@weai.org for more info.

Volunteer to Discuss or Chair | General Participation Info | General Conference Info
Register to Attend | Hotel Info and Reservations | Participating Allied Societies


WEAI Past President Janet Yellen's 2004 Presidential Address Available Free Online

The address that Dr. Yellen presented at WEAI's 79th Annual Conference in Vancouver was based on a paper coauthored with George A. Akerlof and published in the January 2006 issue of Economic Inquiry, "Stabilization Policy: A Reconsideration." WEAI is honored to count Janet Yellen among its list of distinguished Past Presidents.


11th Pacific Rim Conference | January 8-11, 2015

Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

WellingtonSAVE THE DATE... WEAI is pleased to be partnering with Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University, Wellington, for the next Pacific Rim Conference in spectacular New Zealand. Wellington is nestled between a picturesque harbour and forested hills with views everywhere. Plan to spend New Year's in New Zealand, and the following week collaborating with your colleagues from around the world at this international marketplace of ideas.

Program Highlights:
Keynote Addresses hosted by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the New Zealand Treasury will be given by Nobel Laureates Robert F. Engle, New York University, and Christopher A. Sims, Princeton University, and by WEAI Vice President David Card, University of California, Berkeley.

If you are part of a another academic society and would be interested in becoming a Participating Allied Society, please let us know!

Participation Information | Tentative Schedule | Registration Information | Organize a Session
Submit a Paper Abstract | Volunteer to Discuss or Chair | Register to Attend | Housing Information
Participating Allied Societies


Opportunities for Economists

Fourth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education
May 28-30, 2014, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Washington, D.C.
Hosted by the AEA’s  Committee on Economic Education in cooperation with the Journal of Economic Education. Plenary talks will be given by Alan Blinder (Princeton), Kenneth G. Elzinga (UVA), Cecilia Rouse (Princeton) and other speakers TBA.


Economic Inquiry Editors in the News

  • EI Editor, Wes Wilson, received an award as a “Distinguished Member of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group” for significant contributions to the field over his career. Previous award winners have been Nobel Laureates William Vickrey and Daniel McFadden with a host of others over its long history.
  • Tim Brennan (co-editor since 2007) has been appointed Chief Economist for the Federal Communications Commission. He will continue as EI co-editor in a limited capacity during the time period of his appointment. Congratulations, Tim!


Welcome to WEAI's Newest Institutional Members!


  • University of Southern California


  • Center for Naval Analyses
  • Institute for Defense Analyses


  • University of California, Riverside 
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Colorado, Boulder

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