2014 Best Article Award Winners Announced

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

Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki

Waikiki

Keynote addresses include 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; and WEAI President John Pencavel, Stanford University.

Volunteer sessions are being assembled now and all sessions will be scheduled shortly. Program participants: Watch your email in mid-March for session summaries showing scheduled days and times. There is still room for volunteer discussants and chairs. Confirmation emails went out to volunteer participants in mid-February.

Housing in Waikiki will be at a premium so make your reservations early!

Volunteer Program ParticipationDiscuss a Paper | Chair a Session | Register to Attend 
Housing Information | General Information | Participating Allied Societies | Exhibitor Info

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Save the Date! 12th International Conference | January 7-10, 2016

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Waikiki

Mark your calendar and plan to join us in Singapore for next year's International Conference! Keynote addresses just announced -- Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recipient of the 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel; and Sir James Mirrlees, Chinese University of Hong Kong, recipient of the 1996 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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 will open shortly. Consider organizing your own session, selecting and inviting papers and discussants of your choice.

Volunteer Program Participation | Session Organizer GuidelinesParticipating Allied Societies

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Opportunities for Economists

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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!

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2015 Graduate Student Dissertation Workshop Students Selected

WEAI thanks the fifty-two highly-qualified applicants who were reviewed and ranked by this year's selection committee. The top sixteen students who will be participating in the 2015 Graduate Student Dissertation Workshops at the upcoming 90th Annual Conference include:

  • Nazmul Ahsan, University of Southern California, Department of Economics
    Do Parents Selectively Time Birth Relative to Ramadan? Evidence from Matlab, Bangladesh
  • Diane Alexander, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs
    Do Doctors Engage in Risk Selection? Unintended Consequences of Paying Doctors to Reduce Costs
  • Joseph Briggs, New York University, Department of Economics
    Wealth and Portfolio Risk: Evidence from Swedish Lotteries
  • Ricardo Espinoza, University of Maryland, Department of Economics
    Quality Information Disclosure and College Choice Decision: Evidence from an Accreditation Program
  • Robert M. Gonzalez, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Economics
    Social Monitoring and Electoral Fraud: Evidence from a Spatial Regression Discontinuity Design in Afghanistan
  • Michel Z. Grosz, University of California, Davis, Department of Economics
    The Returns to Community College Health Programs: Evidence from California
  • Sarah A. G. Komisarow, The University of Chicago, Department of Economics
    Are Schools Faking It Instead of Making It?: Test Exemptions and the Distribution of Performance Ratings Under Test-Based Accountability
  • Aine Seitz McCarthy, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics
    His and Her Fertility Preferences: An Experimental Evaluation of Differential Information in Family Planning
  • Ellen McCullough, Cornell University, School of Applied Economics and Management
    Understanding Agricultural Labor Exits in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Jennifer E. Muz, University of California, Irvine, Department of Economics
    The Impact of the Business Cycle on Fertility Decisions among Dual Earner Couples
  • Obie C. Porteous, University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
    High Trade Costs and Their Consequences: An Estimated Model of African Agricultural Storage and Trade
  • Na'ama Shenhav, University of California, Davis, Department of Economics
    The Power of the Purse: Linking Changes in the Wage Structure, the Gender Gap and Family Outcomes
  • Jenna E. Stearns, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Economics
    The Effects of Paid Maternity Leave: Evidence from Temporary Disability Insurance
  • Michael J. Thacker, University of Oregon, Department of Economics
    A Bayesian Estimator of State-Space Time-Varying-Parameter Logit Models: An Evolutionary Model of Telephony Demand
  • Benjamin David Ukert, Georgia State University, Department of Economics
    The Effect of Smoking Cessation on Alcohol Consumption: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
  • Ariell Zimran, Northwestern University, Department of Economics
    Does Sample-Selection Bias Explain the Industrialization Puzzle? Evidence from Military Enlistment in the Nineteenth-Century United States

 

 

Welcome to WEAI's Newest Institutional Members!

Supporting

  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Southern California

Sustaining

  • Cornell University
  • New Zealand Treasury
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Academic

  • Boston College
  • Massey University
  • University of Maryland at College Park
  • Victoria University of Wellington

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