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Congratulations Oliver Hart!

WEAI 2012 conference keynote speaker, Oliver Hart, Harvard University, is one of the recipients of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016. He shares the award with Bengt Holmström, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for their contributions to contract theory.


13th International Conference | January 3-6, 2017

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Casa Central campus, Santiago


Discussants and chairs are still needed in several sessions! For more information, email sessions@weai.org.

Keynote Addresses include Nobel Laureate Robert F. Engle, New York University Stern School of Business, WEAI President-Elect Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University ("Real Wage Rates Across Countries and Over Time"), and Ignacio Sánchez Diaz, President, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Roundtable panel discussion including Engle, AshenfelterKlaus Schmidt-Hebbel, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and panel moderator Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley.

A special activity has just been added at the end of the conference! Join us for an escape to the Santa Rita Winery in the heart of the Maipo Valley. Reserve your ticket through the registration page. Deadline for reservations is December 1.

Preliminary Program (rev.10/16/16) | Participants Directory (rev.10/16/16)
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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.

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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Opportunities for Economists


Attention Portland Paper Presenters!

The deadline to submit your conference paper for free to EI or CEP is December 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!


  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Newcastle (Australia)
  • University of Southern California


  • Cornell University


  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • 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
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Pomona College
  • Portland State University
  • Seattle University
  • Soochow University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Maryland at College Park

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