AAEA welcomes proposals for Invited Paper sessions for the 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO. Papers in these Invited Paper sessions may be published in the Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy (AEPP) in March 2021, subject to review. Proposals from individuals or groups need to be submitted using the online submission system by Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The system will open in early November.
The AAEA Executive Board invites Track Session proposals for the 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO. Initial proposals need to be submitted by Tuesday, December 3, 2019, to Vanessa Nicholas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final, detailed submissions associated with each session are due by March 11, 2020. The AAEA Business Office will work with each Section that submits proposals on their final submission.
The AAEA Executive Board invites proposals for Pre- and Post-conference Workshops at the 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO. The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, December 3. Selections will be finalized at the AAEA Executive Board meeting in early January and organizers will be notified soon thereafter by the AAEA President.
Laura Dodson, an economist and acting vice president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 3403, the union chapter that represents ERS employees, had been working on what was to be a two-year-long report on the herbicide dicamba. Soybean farmers use dicamba where weeds have developed resistance to another herbicide, glyphosate.
AAEA, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your President this year. If you attended my Presidential Address, you heard me speak to the relevance of the profession. Thank you to the many individuals who came forward and offered to work on making us a more relevant organization going forward. We will continue to have more discussions about how to achieve this goal. I encourage members to consider how to better train our students to engage with non-economists and policy makers. Lastly, I challenge us to consider how to expand engagement with our graduates working in industry.
I also want to apologize for some errors in the awards program. We are working to do better next year. When members earn awards, we want to insure they receive proper recognition. Congratulations to all the 2019 award winners. I do want to mention the great opportunity we had to engage with the Center for Disease Control while in Atlanta. Health economics is a growing and exciting part of our profession, and I understand that a proposal to form a health economics section is in development to be submitted to the AAEA Board. Finally, I participated in a tremendous post-conference mentoring workshop led by Madhu Khanna. It was fun for me and greatly beneficial for our younger members. Watch for details of another workshop coming in the next year.