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December 2015 Issue 26


 AAEA News:

Call for Selected Presentations
Selected Presentation Papers and Posters

AAEA seeks submissions for Selected Presentations for the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Selected Presentations are a submission category that represents both Selected Papers and Selected Posters. All submissions are reviewed and accepted together, and only after acceptance are the submissions designated as a paper or poster. Selected Papers can be assigned to present in a Lightning Session (8 papers, 9 minutes for each presentation; 7 minutes to present and 2 minutes for discussion) or a Selected Paper Session (4 Papers, 20 minutes for each presentation; 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion). At the time of submission, individuals will have the option of having their submission considered as a poster only. There is no “paper only” option.
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Renew Your AAEA Membership for 2016

You can now renew your AAEA membership for 2016 on the AAEA website. Simply log in to the “My Account” section to renew. Completing your renewal online saves you time by filling out most of the information for you automatically.

The benefits of your AAEA membership only last through the spring of 2016, so be sure to renew soon to ensure that you keep receiving services from AAEA throughout the upcoming year.

Call for Organized Symposia Proposals

AAEA seeks submissions for Organized Symposia for the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Proposals are due by Thursday, January 14, 2016, and should be submitted using AAEA’s online abstract submission system. Material previously presented cannot be accepted, and the submitting author will be asked to verify that the material has not been presented elsewhere.
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International Lecture and Reception Announcement

The International Section is extremely pleased to announce that Daron Acemoglu, PhD will be our featured International Speaker at the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Dr. Acemoglu is an Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His many publications are widely acclaimed for their contributions to understanding economic development and growth, the success or failure of nation states, and the transition to new technologies, and to advancing the field of network economics. His 2012 book, “Why Nations Fail” (with James Robinson), is decidedly relevant and important in today’s world of stark divisions between the rich and the poor. It’s described by the Wall Street Journal as “a splendid piece of scholarship” and by The Washington Post as “a surprisingly captivating read.” Professor Acemoglu won the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal in 2005, and he is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among many professional honors he has received.
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AAEA at ASSA 2016

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Government Relations Update