Featured Speakers

Esther Duflo
Esther Duflo
Christina Romer
Christina Romer
Ben Bernanke
Ben Bernanke
Janet Currie
Janet Currie
Alan Auerbach
Alan Auerbach
  • We are excited to announce that the conference platform is now available online with over 140 virtual sessions to browse and add to your personal schedule. Sessions are being hosted mainly on Zoom, as well as a few on Teams and WebEx.

    There are a couple ways to access the online program:

    • Online Event Guide << click here to access
      A conference interface that runs in your favorite web browser, this is likely the easiest way to browse the program and attend sessions. We suggest that you bookmark this page for easy access.
    • Mobile App
      If you plan to participate from a mobile device, the first thing you'll need to do is download the CrowdCompass Events app on the device you plan to use. Once installed and launched, search on "WEAI" to bring up the WEAI Virtual International Conference, and click to download.

    Logging in
    Conference registrants have been preloaded for instant access (an invitation email was sent March 9). When you login, an email will be generated with your verification code to complete the login process (it may end up in your spam folder; or if you are using Outlook, it may be with your "Other" messages). If you are just now registering, we will get your name added to the attendees list as quickly as possible and send your invitation email when you've been added to the system.

    Session Time Zones
    Sessions are posted in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) by default. You can set your home time zone under "My Items > My Schedule".  You will then see sessions in your own time zone when you open/view a session and when you add a session to your schedule by clicking the calendar icon (Add). We recommend browsing the program and adding all of the sessions of interest to your schedule, then export that schedule to your Outlook calendar so you are sure not to miss anything!

    Attendee Profile
    You maintain control over what profile information, if any, shows in the attendee section of the conference platform (by default your profile will be hidden).

  • Preliminary Program (as of March 22)

    A revised draft of the program is now available! Updates will be posted here regularly so check back often. The conference platform will launch shortly. Registrants will be invited to login and browse the program where they can add sessions to their schedule, access meeting links, etc.

    Time Zones

    Session times are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and will run around the clock March 17 to 19 (view UTC conversions). We are working to make concurrent session time periods suitable for presenters from around the world. Session participants are welcome to decide collectively what time period and day works best depending on their respective time zones. 

    Conference Schedule

    Wednesday, March 17
    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
    8:00 PM–9:45 PM -- Concurrent Sessions
    10:00 PM–11:45 PM -- Concurrent Sessions

    Thursday, March 18
    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 -- Esther Duflo Keynote Address
    6:00 PM–7:45 PM -- Concurrent Sessions
    8:00 PM–9:45 PM -- Concurrent Sessions
    10:00 PM–11:45 PM -- Concurrent Sessions

    Friday, March 19
    12:00 AM–1:45 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
    8:00 PM–9:45 PM -- Keynote Roundtable


  • Conference Registration

    Fees below apply to everyone 'attending' the conference (after March 1, rates increase $45):

    • US$99 for members
    • US$175 for non-members (Join now for $55 and save!)
    • US$35 for student members
    • US$70 for student non-members (Join now for $30 and save!)


    • 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 March 1, after which fees increase $45. 


    • Access to all general and concurrent sessions and virtual social activities (to be announced).
    • Waiver of manuscript submission fees for current WEAI members submitting their conference paper to Economic Inquiry or Contemporary Economic Policy by September 30, 2021.


    • Program participants must register by March 1 to remain on the conference program. 

    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 submission and registration fee is refundable. For cancellation by a participant on or before February 1, fifty percent (50%) of registration fee is refundable. After February 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 March 1, the full registration fee is refundable, less $25 handling fee. After March 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.
  • Program Chairs

    • Christina Romer, University of California, Berkeley
    • Wade Martin, California State University, Long Beach, and Western Economic Association International

    Contemporary Economic Policy Session Chair

    • Jack W. Hou, California State University, Long Beach, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology

    Session Organizers

    • Jason A. Aimone, Baylor University
    • Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Oregon State University
    • Elizabeth Asiedu, University of Kansas
    • Erkmen G. Aslim, Grand Valley State University
    • Théophile Thomas Azomahou, University Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, CERDI
    • Neepa Gaekwad Babulal, State University of New York at Fredonia
    • Scott Barkowski, Clemson University
    • David J. Berri, Southern Utah University
    • Keshab Bhattarai, University of Hull
    • Ariel J. Binder, U.S. Census Bureau
    • Tymofii Brik, Kyiv School of Economics
    • C. Monica Capra, Claremont Graduate University
    • Ming Yan William Cheung, Waseda University
    • Ashley Cooper Craig, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • Lawrence B. Dacuycuy, De La Salle University and Philippine Economic Society
    • Brian Dombeck, Lewis & Clark College
    • Xiao Dong, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • Debra Dwyer, Stony Brook University SUNY
    • David M. Eagle, Independent Researcher
    • Zadia M. Feliciano, Queen's College, CUNY, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and NBER
    • Heather L Grob, Saint Martin’s University
    • Jessie Handbury, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    • Felix Holzmeister, University of Innsbruck
    • Chandan K. Jha, Le Moyne College
    • Yaron Lahav, Ben-Gurion University
    • Grégory Levieuge, Banque de France
    • Mark C. Long, University of Washington Seattle
    • Ann Mari May, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    • Katherine Meckel, University of California San Diego
    • Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    • Daniel L. Millimet, Southern Methodist University
    • Alistair Milne, Loughborough University
    • Alvin Murphy, Arizona State University
    • David Ong, Jinan University
    • Young-Bum Park, Hansung University
    • Craig R. Parsons, Yokohama National University
    • Steven Payson, Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions
    • Robert Simmons, Lancaster University
    • Jacqueline Strenio, Southern Oregon University
    • Yuxin Su, Claremont Graduate University
    • Nicolai Suppa, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    • Brenden Timpe, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    • Linh T. To, Boston University
    • Camélia Turcu, University of Orleans
    • Hanna Vakhitova, Kyiv School of Economics
    • Thomas D. Willett, Claremont Graduate University
    • James A. Wilson, Russell Sage Foundation
    • Hao Xue, Stanford University
    • Mingli Zhong, National Bureau of Economic Research

Featured Sessions

Keynote Address
Keynote Roundtable
Professional Development
Professional Development
Professional Development

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.