Featured Speakers

Christina Romer
Christina Romer
John List
John List
  • We invite you to browse the pictures snapped onsite at the conference in Portland!

    Conference Photo Album

  • Program Chairpersons

    • Dora Costa, University of California, Los Angeles (WEAI President-Elect)
    • Wade Martin, California State University, Long Beach (WEAI Executive Director)

    Volunteer Session Field Chairs

    • Yutian Chen, California State University, Long Beach
    • Ana Paula Cusolito, World Bank Group
    • Pascal Ghazalian, University of Lethbridge
    • Kirsten Jaeger, International University
    • Nathalie Janson, NEOMA Business School
    • Yanling Qi, California State University, Long Beach
    • Matthew Webb, Carleton University
    • ​Xin Xie, East Tennessee State University
    • Jeffrey Zax, University of Colorado Boulder

    Session Organizers

    • James Alleman, University of Colorado Boulder
    • Morris Altman, University of Dundee
    • Francisca Antman, University of Colorado Boulder
    • S Anukriti, World Bank
    • Laura Baldwin, RAND Corporation
    • Ugurhan Berkok, Royal Military College of Canada
    • David Berri, Southern Utah University
    • Jane Binner, University of Birmingham
    • Trudy Ann Cameron, University of Oregon
    • C. Monica Capra, Claremont Graduate University
    • Chun-Ping Chang, Shih Chien University at Kaohsiung
    • Sanchari Choudhury, Midwestern State University
    • David Chu, Institute for Defense Analyses
    • Isabelle Cohen, University of Washington
    • Sandra Collins, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
    • Mario Crucini, Purdue University
    • Takero Doi, Keio University
    • Dorien Emmers, Stanford University
    • Bilge Erten, Northeastern University
    • Shaikh Eskander, Kingston University London
    • Zadia Feliciano, Queens College, CUNY, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and NBER
    • Genfu Feng, Xi'an Jiaotong University
    • Mario Gonzalez, Central Bank of Chile
    • Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University
    • Michael Haupert, University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse
    • S. Aaron Hegde, California State University, Bakersfield
    • Jack Hou, California State University, Long Beach, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    • Jonathan Hughes, University of Colorado Boulder
    • John Ifcher, Santa Clara University
    • Selahattin Imrohoroglu, University of Southern California
    • Shahidul Islam, MacEwan University
    • Akshaya Jha, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Sarah John, Institute for Defense Analyses
    • Logan Kelly, University of Wisconsin -- River Falls
    • Chong-Uk Kim, Sonoma State University
    • Jaebeom Kim, Oklahoma State University
    • Michael Kofoed, United States Military Academy
    • Ethan Krohn, U.S. Census Bureau
    • Daniel Kuehnle, University of Duisburg-Essen
    • Jonathan Liebenau, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • John List, University of Chicago
    • Sakib Mahmud, University of Wisconsin -- Superior
    • Lauren Malone, CNA Corporation
    • Varghese Manaloor, University of Alberta
    • Shanthi Manian, Washington State University Pullman
    • Jean-Claude Maswana, Ritsumeikan University Japan
    • Aine Seitz McCarthy, Lewis & Clark College
    • Molly McIntosh, RAND Corporation
    • Priya Mukherjee, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Paresh Kumar Narayan, Monash University
    • Jeffrey Nugent, University of Southern California
    • Ashley Orr, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Camille Parker, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • Hoang Pham, Oregon State University
    • Ellen Pint, RAND Corporation
    • Kasper Roszbach, Norges Bank
    • Scott Rozelle, Stanford University
    • Jane Ruseski, West Virginia University
    • Tim Salmon, Southern Methodist University
    • Kevin Schnepel, Simon Fraser University
    • Rahel Schomaker, WSB University Dabrowa Gornicza
    • Robert Simmons, Lancaster University
    • Binyam Solomon, Carleton University, and Defence Research and Development Canada
    • Dean Stansel, Southern Methodist University
    • Richard Startz, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • J. Craig Stone, Canadian Forces College
    • Jacqueline Strenio, Southern Oregon University
    • Yuxin Su, SKEMA Business School
    • Raul Cruz Tadle, California State University, Sacramento
    • Max Tani, University of New South Wales, Canberra
    • Judit Temesvary, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
    • Yohei Tenryu, University of Niigata Prefecture
    • Kashi Nath Tiwari, KNT's Academic Financial Research
    • Walker Todd, Middle Tennessee State University
    • Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University
    • Nam Vu, Miami University, Ohio
    • Tatsuma Wada, Keio University
    • Thomas Willett, Claremont Graduate University
    • James Wilson, Russell Sage Foundation
    • Laurie Wolff, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    • Nicolas Ziebarth, Auburn University
  • 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, which in 2022 will be June 29–July 3, at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Oregon. 

    2022 GSW Info & Schedule of Events

    Selected Students and Workshop Groups

    Group #1 - Health and Education
    Advisor: Jane Ruseski, West Virginia University 

    • Elise Marifian, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
      Selling College: The Effects of Advertising on Enrollment at Less-Selective Colleges
    • James Flynn, University of Colorado Boulder - Department of Economics
      Can Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Reduce Adverse Infant Health Outcomes?
    • Opinder Kaur, University of California, Riverside - Department of Economics 
      Intergenerational Health Effects of Adult Literacy Programs: Evidence from India
    • Parker Rogers, University of California at San Diego - Department of Economics
      Regulating the Innovators: Approval Costs and Innovation in Medical Technologies

    Group #2 - Crime, Conflict, Health, and Labor
    Advisor: Francisca M. Antman, University of Colorado, Boulder

    • Roman Rivera, Columbia University - Department of Economics
      The Effect of Electronic Monitoring on Defendant Outcomes
    • Livia Alfonsi, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
      Meet Your Future: Job Search Efforts and Aspirations of Young Jobseekers
    • Mohammad Ahmad, Tufts University - Department of Economics
      Historical Conflict & Contemporary Economic Preferences
    • Kattya Quiroga-Velasco, University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
      Broken Trust: Forced Sterilizations in Peru

    Group #3 - Applied Micro
    Advisor: Jason Shogren, University of Wyoming 

    • Osaretin Olurotimi, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
      Does Conflict Harm Learning Outcomes? Evidence from Uganda
    • Christopher Malloy, University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Economics
      The Socioeconomic Consequences of Wildfire Liability: Evidence from PSPS Events in California
    • Molly Elder, Tufts University - Department of Economics
      Calculating the Social Cost of Wildfire Emissions
    • Aldo Gutiérrez Mendieta, University of Maryland - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
      A Tale of Two Goods: The Role of Environmentally Friendly Products in Consumer Choice and Public Policy

    Group #4 - Public Policy
    Advisor: Justin Cook, University of California, Merced

    • Xinle Pang, Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics
      Moving into the Floodplains: The Spatial Implications of Federal Disaster Relief Policies
    • Maria Victoria Barone, University of California, Los Angeles - Department of Economics 
      Sick Pay and Labor Supply
    • Minseon Park, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
      Sorting, Commuting, and School Choice
    • Hadar Avivi, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
      One Land, Many Promises: Heterogeneous Childhood Location Effects


  • Links to recorded Zoom meetings for hybrid and virtual sessions appear on the PROGRAM SCHEDULE for your viewing pleasure. Use the "Session Recording Available? filter on the right sidebar under "Refine your search" to view recorded sessions.

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  • WEAI members can submit their Portland conference papers to either Economic Inquiry or Contemporary Economic Policy without paying the usual manuscript submission fee provided the manuscripts reach the editors within six months after the conference. Email invitations have been sent to all presenters with instructions for submission. Questions? contact [email protected].

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Featured Sessions

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.

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