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Call for Submissions: 2018 ASSA Annual Meeting

President-Elect Scott Swinton is soliciting proposals and suggestions for AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2018 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA January, 5-7, 2018.

The objective of AAEA sessions at the ASSA Annual Meeting is to share new knowledge of interest to economists. The AAEA encourages sessions that will draw widely from ASSA attendees, including sessions jointly sponsored with other ASSA member associations.

A subcommittee of the AAEA Board will review all proposals.  Preference will be given to proposals that

  1. Cover issues of national and international importance,
  2. Expand capabilities and tools for economic research,
  3. Promise a high-quality collection of papers suitable for publication.

Papers in approved Invited Paper sessions are eligible to be peer reviewed for publication in the proceedings issue of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Authors will be contacted by the AJAE editors with manuscript submission details.

Proposed formats for the 2-hour sessions may include either three papers with one discussant or else four papers with no discussant. All proposals must include a plan for fostering participant interaction.

Proposals should include the session title and paper titles, as well as the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of the session organizer, moderator, paper presenters, and discussants. Proposal text should begin with a short justification of the session, followed by one paragraph abstracts describing the objective and contributions of each paper. The organizer is responsible for ensuring that all individuals identified in the proposal are willing to participate.

All speakers and discussants must be members of AAEA, although the proposal may request a membership waiver under special circumstances. Participants must register for the ASSA meeting.

Please send proposals by May 1, 2017, in Word or PDF format to Mary Annen at mannen@aaea.org.