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AAEA News | Saturday, December 15, 2018
AAEA Member Profile


My father died recently and amid all the reminiscing and catching up with his old work colleagues at his service, I decided it might be worth a column to collect some business lessons I learned from him. My hope is that readers find these useful in their own lives, whether in business or just life in general. As background, my father, Paul Crane Dorfman, was an international banker, specializing in credit risk management and credit decisions. He started working on problem loans, trying to help companies fix their own businesses so his bank could get paid back.

Jeffrey Dorfman, University of Georgia

President's Message

David Zilberman
AAEA President

November  2018

This fall, I started to understand some of the challenges of running the association and I really appreciate the work of the main office and previous presidents. It is quite a challenge. My term is short and the pace is fast. We already started to plan the annual meeting. The annual meeting website is being constantly updated.  One of our challenges is to build a community and to help our members enhance their skills. Fortunately, we have the resources to establish several mentoring activities and we hope that some of you will respond for the call for proposals for the mentoring and coaching initiatives. Furthermore, the mentorship committee is planning an early career professional program for individuals in applied economics research positions in both academic and non-academic careers, and I encourage some of our young members to take advantage of it. The mentorship committee is also planning a symposium on developing multidisciplinary leaders that will be in mid-June 2019 and will take place at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science Policy at Tufts University. We will provide you with more information as it is available.

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