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Chicago On Demand, Issue 4

The AAEA Annual Meeting app is live!

Be sure to download this years’ #AAEAChicago17 Annual Meeting app before arriving in Chicago.  The app will help you manage your networking, schedules, social media, and much more in the palm of your hand. Some other ways to have the best experience at our Annual Meeting in Chicago:

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Download it for FREE to your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Once installed, you’ll have instant access to all of the awesome features. Logging in to the app and adding yourself to the “Attendee” list will help you get the most out of the app features. Click HERE from your device. If you use Apple or Android, you can also search for “AAEA” in the iTunes store or Play store. Just look for the AAEA logo!

Have questions? Let us know and we’ll be happy to answer them. Just call (414) 918-3190 or send an email to

Presenter Deadline Approaching

Presenting at the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting? The presenter requirement deadline is next Wednesday, May 24, 2017. All presenters need to register to attend the Annual Meeting and become current AAEA members. If you are presenting a Selected Paper or Selected Poster you also need to upload your full paper/poster online by May 24.


The early registration deadline for the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, July 30 - August 1, 2017 is quickly approaching! If you are interested in attending, register before June 7, 2017 for the lowest rates. Register online or visit the meeting website for more information.

Attendees will have the chance to attend a number of pre- and post-conference workshops, concurrent sessions, plenary sessions featuring invited speakers, and luncheon forums. The meeting provides researchers an outlet to present their work, while there will also be countless opportunities for attendees to network throughout the annual meeting.

Hotel Room Block

The AAEA room block at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile is filling up fast! These rooms are at a reduced rate of $195/night. Reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 303-0104. Make sure to mention the AAEA Annual Meeting when making reservations by phone. There are a limited number of rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book now to guarantee your room!

Plenary Sessions

The following four sessions will take place during the Annual Meeting, and all meeting attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend. All Plenary Sessions will take place in Salon II/III on the 7th Floor of the Marriott.

Keynote Address

Charles Plott, Sunday, July 30 - 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Charles R. Plott is the William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Political Science at the California Institute of Technology.   He is the Founder and Director of the Caltech Laboratory of Economics and Political Science (EEPS).  He received his Ph.D degree from the University of Virginia.  He holds diplôme Docteur honoris causa from L'université Pierre Mendès France and the Doctor of Letters honoris causa, Purdue University. Read more>>

Presidential Address

Scott Swinton, Monday, July 31 - 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Scott Swinton is Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. His research examines how technology, information, and incentives shape farm management and its environmental consequences in the USA, Latin America, and Africa. He teaches in the areas of managerial economics, ecological economics, and applied microeconomics. Read more>>

Fellows Address

Julian Alston, Tuesday, August 1 - 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Julian Alston is a distinguished professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the director of the Robert Mondavi Institute Center for Wine Economics at the University of California, Davis.  Previously, he was the Chief Economist in the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in Victoria, Australia.  He has a PhD in Economics from North Carolina State University. Read more>>

Galbraith Forum

Dan Ariely, Tuesday, August 1 - 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
"The Honest Truth About Dishonesty"

In this talk Dan will discuss how the principles of behavioral economics can help us understand some of our irrational tendencies, specifically the mechanisms at work behind dishonest behavior. One of the most interesting lessons at work is understanding our capacity to think of ourselves as honest even when we act dishonestly. The implications of this research are far reaching and include a better understanding of financial crises, regulations, and day-to-day misbehaviors. Read more>>

Call for Moderators

We seek your assistance! If you are attending the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting, please consider volunteering to serve as a Session Moderator. One moderator is needed for each selected presentation and lightning session to keep the session on schedule and to foster interesting discussion that will hopefully provide helpful feedback to presenters. Sessions have up to four presenters, and lightning sessions will have up to eight presenters; all will last 90 minutes. Volunteer moderators will receive detailed instructions via email prior to the Annual Meeting. If you are interested in volunteering and have not yet filled out the form, please fill out our very short moderator form here.

If you have any questions regarding the role of a moderator, feel free to contact Lauren Seward at Thank you for your time, and we hope you consider this opportunity.

Travel Grant Applications Available

The AAEA Trust seeks applications for Early Career Professional and Graduate Student Travel Grants. These are available for both domestic and international meeting attendees. The grants will defray housing and transportation costs associated with attending the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL on July 30 – August 1. The application deadline is next week Thursday, May 25, 2017. For information on eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit the travel grant webpage.

Do you need an Invitation Letter?

If you need an invitation letter from AAEA in order to attend the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting, please request one by emailing your full name to If you need proof of presenting, please include your abstract ID# and presentation title(s) in your email.

With all of the travel updates and policy changes we strongly encourage attendees, especially presenters to take proactive measures in booking travel. If you are visiting Chicago from a country outside of the U.S., please refer to the visa requirements to help make your travel arrangements.

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2017 AAEA Annual Meeting this July!

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