The AAEA Executive Board engaged in a productive meeting at the recent Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The Board made several important decisions that will impact the future of the association, including assessing the implementation of our strategic vision and how we can improve. Frank Wolak of Stanford University gave the T.W. Schultz Lecture on solving the west’s water problem. AAEA invited paper sessions were excellent.
As we embark on a new year, I want to review a few highlights for AAEA in 2015. First, our membership is growing. At the end of 2015, we had 2,686 members, which is an increase of more than 200 members from the same time last year.