Featured Speakers

Emi Nakamura
Emi Nakamura
Alan Auerbach
Alan Auerbach
John Shoven
John Shoven
  • Program

    The final program update will remain available in perpetuity for archival purposes.

    Conference Schedule

    Sunday, June 27

    6:00 am-7:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    8:00 am-9:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    10:00 am-11:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    12:00 pm-1:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    2:00 pm-3:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    4:00 pm-5:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    6:00 pm-7:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

    Monday, June 28

    6:00 am-7:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    8:00 am-9:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    10:00 am-11:45 am -- 2020 Presidential Address by John Shoven "Is Automatic Enrollment Consistent with a Life Cycle Model?"
    12:00 pm-1:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    2:00 pm-3:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    4:00 pm-5:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    6:00 pm-7:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

    Tuesday, June 29

    6:00 am-7:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    8:00 am-9:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    10:00 am-11:45 am -- Keynote Address by Emi Nakamura "The Slope of the Phillips Curve: Evidence from U.S. States"
    12:00 pm-1:45 pm -- 2021 Presidential Address by Alan Auerbach "Tax Policy with Low Interest Rates"
    2:00 pm-3:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    4:00 pm-5:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    6:00 pm-7:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

    Wednesday, June 30

    12:00 am-1:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    2:00 am-3:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    4:00 am-5:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    6:00 am-7:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    8:00 am-9:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    10:00 am-11:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    12:00 pm-1:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    2:00 pm-3:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    4:00 pm-5:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
    6:00 pm-7:45 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

    Thursday, July 1

    6:00 am-7:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    8:00 am-9:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions
    10:00 am-11:45 am -- Concurrent Sessions

    Conference Close

  • Conference Registration

    Fees below reflect virtual conference discount of 30% and apply to everyone participating in the conference whether on the program or not (after May 15, rates increase $45):

    • US$185 $129.50 for members
    • US$265 $185.50 for non-members
    • US$95 $66.50 for student members
    • US$135 $94.50 for student non-members

    Discounts

    • WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees. For the code to take the discount at checkout, contact your designated representative or contact WEAI at [email protected].
    • Early registration closes on May 15, after which fees increase $45. 

    Benefits

    • Access to all general and concurrent sessions.
    • Waiver of manuscript submission fees for current WEAI members submitting their conference paper to Economic Inquiry or Contemporary Economic Policy by December 31, 2021.
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    Cancellation & Refund Policies

    • Cancellations must be received in writing. Please e-mail [email protected].

    • Program participants must advise the participants in their session(s) of their cancellation.

    • Refunds for program participants:
      Volunteer abstract submission fees are non-refundable upon accept/reject decision. If a volunteer paper abstract is not accepted for the program, the full registration fee is refundable. For cancellation by a participant on or before March 1, fifty percent (50%) of registration fee is refundable. After March 1, the registration fee is non-refundable due to the high administrative cost of rearranging the affected sessions and participants.

    • Refunds for all others, not on the program: 
      On or before June 1, the full registration fee is refundable, less $25 handling fee. After June 1, the registration fee is non-refundable.

    • Membership dues are non-refundable.

    • Refunds will be processed after the conference and are subject to a $25 handling fee.
       

    Important Dates

    March 1: Volunteer program participants' cancellation deadline with 50% refund.
    May 1: Registration deadline for program participants.
    May 15: $45 early registration discount ends.
    June 1: Paper presenters circulate papers to all session participants.
    June 1: Cancellation and refund deadline (for all except volunteer program participants, see March 1 above).
     

  • Designed to help students prepare for the highly-competitive job market, this program offers selected Ph.D. candidates hands-on experience in job-market paper presentation skills and interview techniques. Since 2009, the workshop has been held in conjunction with WEAI’s Annual Conference. 

    2021 Selected Students and Workshop Groups

    Group #1 |  Education, Health, and Labor
    Advisor: Francisca M. Antman, University of Colorado, Boulder

    • Fernanda Rojas-Ampuero, University of California, Los Angeles - Department of Economics
      Sent Away: Long-term Effects of Forced Displacements
    • Ilaria D'Angelis, Boston College - Department of Economics
      Are We There? The Search for Amenities and the Early Career Gender Wage Gap among Highly Educated Workers
    • Kaitlyn Sims, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
      Seeking Safe Harbors: Emergency Domestic Violence Shelters and Family Violence
    • Luis Armona, Stanford University - Department of Economics
      Redesigning Federal Student Aid in Higher Education

    Group #2 | Economics of Education, Health, and the Household
    Advisor: Jane Ruseski, West Virginia University 

    • Nikolai Boboshko, Cornell University - Department of Economics
      The Effect of Tenure Laws on Students: Evidence from the Implementation of Tenure Systems in the 20th Century
    • Arian Seifoddini, University of California, Davis - Department of Economics
      How Does the Earned Income Tax Credit Affect Household Expenditures for Single Female Heads of Households?
    • Sachintha Mendis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics 
      Food Acquisition and Time Use: A Demand System Approach
    • Ernest Dorillas, Georgia State University - Department of Economics
      Distance and Quality Tradeoff: The Tale of US Rural Mothers

    Group #3 | Applied Micro for Policy
    Advisor: Jason Shogren, University of Wyoming 

    • Karen Ortiz-Becerra, University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
      Land Concentration and Rural Labor Markets: Theory and Evidence from Colombia
    • Eleanor Wiseman, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
      Trade, Informality and Corruption: evidence from small-scale traders in Kenya
    • John Moorehouse, University of Oregon - Department of Economics
      Carbon Taxes in Spatial Equilibrium
    • Alexander Cardazzi, West Virginia University - Department of Economics
      Nudging and Driving: An Analysis of Dynamic Message Signs in Virginia

    Group #4 | Dan's Applied Micro Group
    Advisor: Daniel I. Rees, University of Colorado, Denver

    • Maggie Shi, Columbia University - Department of Economics
      The Costs and Benefits of Monitoring: Evidence from Medicare Audits
    • Arkadev Ghosh, University of British Columbia - Department of Economics 
      Religious Divisions, Production Technology and Firm Productivity: Experimental Evidence from India
    • Robel Alemu, Tufts University - Department of Economics
      Long-term Impacts of Micronutrient Deprivation on Education Attainment: Evidence from Wartime Disruption of Iodized Salt in Ethiopia
    • Julieth Santamaria, University of Minnesota - Department of Applied Economics
      When a Stranger Shall Sojourn with Thee: The Impact of the Venezuelan Exodus on Colombian Labor Markets

Featured Sessions

June 28 @ 8:00 AM
"COMBINING EXPERIMENTS AND OBSERVATIONAL DATA"
June 28 @ 12:00 PM
"ECONOMICS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM"
June 29 @ 2:00 PM
"MACROECONOMIC HISTORY"
June 30 @ 10:00 AM
"MACROECONOMIC POLICY"
June 30 @ 12:00 PM
"HOUSEHOLD DEBT AND THE MACROECONOMY"
June 30 @ 2:00 PM
"EQUITABLE POLICY FOR A WARMING PLANET"

Participating Allied Societies

WEAI Conferences regularly include participation by Allied Societies. Allied Societies organize anywhere from just a few sessions to an entire conference including membership and board meetings. Whether your group is long-established or part of an emerging specialty, WEAI can help bring your members together and increase your visibility within the discipline.

Questions? Call 714-965-8800 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

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