WEAI Conferences Offer Opportunities for Professional Growth!

WEAI's Annual Conference is held in the summer each year and attracts over 1,000 attendees from around the world. Programs include over 300 concurrent sessions discussing all areas of economics, and features the Presidential Address and Luncheon, the Graduate Student Workshop, Professional Development sessions, and participation by over 20 Allied Societies. Upcoming conference sites include San Diego (2017), Vancouver (2018), San Francisco (2019), Denver (2020), Honolulu (2021), and Portland (2022).


The International Conference (formerly Pacific Rim) was started in 1994 and brings between 300 and 500 economists from around the world together in Hong Kong (1994, 1996 and 2005), Bangkok (1998), Sydney (2000), Taiwan (2003), Beijing (2007), Kyoto (2009), Brisbane (2011), Tokyo (2013 and 2019), Wellington (2015), Singapore (2016), Santiago, Chile (2017), Newcastle, Australia (2018). In the past, WEAI has partnered with top institutions for hosting the conference such as Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Santiago), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University (Wellington), Keio University (Tokyo), Queensland University of Technology School of Business (Brisbane), Ryukoku University (Kyoto), Peking University Guanghua School of Management (Beijing), and Academia Sinica (Taiwan). This conference offers an exciting opportunity for the exchange of ideas amongst economists from both sides of the Pacific. So please plan to join us at this international "Marketplace of Ideas!"

Both WEAI conference series regularly include keynote addresses by distinguished scholars such as Kenneth Arrow, Robert Engle, Christopher Sims, James Heckman, Orley Ashenfelter, George Kaufman, Edward Kane, David Card, Emmanuel Saez, and more. The participation-oriented program format along with addresses by leading economists provides the best mix of opportunities for professional growth for economists of all levels and fields of specialization.

94th Annual Conference | San Francisco, California

June 28-July 2, 2019 | Hilton San Francisco Union Square

15th International Conference | Tokyo, Japan

March 21-24, 2019 | Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

93rd Annual Conference | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

June 26-30, 2018 | Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, British Columbia, Canada

14th International Conference | Newcastle, Australia

January 11-14, 2018 | Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle

92nd Annual Conference | San Diego, California

June 25-29, 2017 | Marriott Marquis and Marina