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


Volunteer program participants will receive confirmation by email in early September. The first draft of the program will be posted online in mid-September. Check back regularly for the latest updates.

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." 

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

Participation InformationVolunteer to Discuss or Chair | Organize a Session
Registration Information | Register to Attend | Travel and General Information 
Tentative Schedule | Housing Information | 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.


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

Grand Hyatt Denver, Colorado


Thank you to all of the program participants, session organizers, allied societies, etc. for making this year's conference a success. If you have any feedback you would like to share with us, please let us know. We are always looking for ways in which to improve the conference, so if the conference and/or hotel in any way didn't meet your expectations, we want to hear about it. 

Mark your calendar and plan now to join us in Honolulu for next year's annual conference, June 28 to July 2, 2015 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki!

Preliminary Program (rev.5-21) | Preliminary Participant Directory (rev.5-21) | Program Addenda
Session Info and Instructions | Hotel Info and Reservations | General Conference Info
Participating Allied Societies | General Participation Info


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 Southern California


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


  • Massey University, Wellington
  • University of California, Riverside 
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Victoria University of Wellington

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