11th International Conference | January 8-11, 2015

hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University, Wellington
at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


11/13/14 REVISED PROGRAM: An update of the preliminary program is now available. The password to open the participants directory is being emailed to program participants.

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, by WEAI President John Pencavel, Stanford University, and by WEAI President-Elect David Card, University of California, Berkeley. A featured Professional Development session organized by former JPAM Editor Maureen Pirog, Indiana University, is entitled "Shaping the Field of Scholarly Publishing." 

A closer walk to the Museum Te Papa than the Rydges Hotel, a new option for conference housing is now being offered at the Copthorne Hotel Wellington. Use group code 132900 to obtain a conference rate of NZ$155/night for a standard room, NZ$185/night for a superior harbor view room.

Preliminary Program (rev.11-13) | Participants Directory (rev.11-13) | Session Information and Instructions
Participation Information
Registration Information | Register to Attend | Travel and General Information 
Tentative Schedule | Housing Information | Participating Allied Societies


90th Annual Conference | June 28- July 2, 2015

Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki


Mark your calendar and plan to join us in Honolulu for next year's Annual Conference! Keynote address just announced -- Christian Dustmann, University College London, Director of the Centre for Research and Analysis on Migration, and Scientific Director of the NORFACE Research Programme on Migration.

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

Online submission is now available for volunteer program participants:

Volunteer Program ParticipationPresent a Paper | Discuss a Paper | Chair a Session | Organize a Session
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Economic Inquiry Editors in the News

  • Previous EI Editor R. Preston McAfee has been appointed Chief Economist for Microsoft. Previously, he was an economist at Google, and before that he was a Vice President and Research Fellow at Yahoo! Research where he led the Microeconomics and Social Systems group.
  • 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 California, Davis
  • University of Southern California


  • Center for Naval Analyses
  • Institute for Defense Analyses
  • New Zealand Treasury
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand


  • Boston College
  • Cornell University
  • Massey University
  • University of California, Riverside 
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Maryland at College Park
  • Victoria University of Wellington

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