Featured Speakers

Daniel McFadden
Daniel McFadden
Raj Chetty
Raj Chetty
Robert Gordon
Robert Gordon
John Taylor
John Taylor

Featured Sessions

President-Elect Featured Session
"AI/Robotics"
President-Elect Featured Session
"Minimum Wage"
President-Elect Featured Session
"Health Economics"
President-Elect Featured Session
"Aging"
President-Elect Featured Session
"Environmental Economics"
President-Elect Featured Session
"Economics of the Family"
President-Elect Featured Session
"Antitrust Policy"
President-Elect Featured Session
"North American Trade"
President-Elect Featured Session
"Finance Aspects of Retirement Saving"
President-Elect Featured Session
"Tax Policy"
President-Elect Featured Session
"Media Economics"
President-Elect Featured Session
"Slavery and Capitalism"

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.

94th Annual Conference, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Conference Information


Present a Volunteer Paper | Deadline December 15, 2018

 

Step 1: Register to Attend

Step 2: Submit an Abstract  (only registrants may access the submission portal)

Information needed for abstract review committee:

  • Abstract of 350 words or less including a statement of the research or policy question and the contribution made by the paper; as well as method(s), model(s) and, if applicable, relevant data including time frame and geographical scope; paper title; and paper topic area (three appropriate codes from the JEL Classification System).

  • Paper presenter's name, professional affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, academic degrees held; same information for coauthors.

  • Submission and registration are included in a single participation fee of $235 for WEAI members, $320 for non-members, $135 for member students, and $170 for non-member students. Non-members are invited to join now and take advantage of the member savings! Participation fee is fully refundable if abstract submission is not accepted for the program.

Discounts: WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees. For the code to take the discount at checkout, ask your designated representative or contact us at 1-714-965-8800 or [email protected].
 

Discuss a Paper or Chair a Session | Deadline March 1, 2019

Discuss a paper and give others the benefits of your expertise. Discussants are needed in all topic areas. Chair a session and foster the exchange of ideas. If you are interested in serving as a discussant or chair, but are not presenting a volunteer paper, please email [email protected].

Organize a Session | Deadline February 1, 2019 

Sessions in all areas of economics are welcome.

Members may organize their own sessions. Participation fees are lower for all papers in organized sessions (no paper submission fee applies). WEAI members who are affiliated with a WEAI Institutional Member, and who organize a session, receive complimentary conference registration. For more information, read the Guidelines for Conference Session Organizers. For more information or to submit a session, contact [email protected].

Friday, June 28

12:00 pm-8:00 pm -- Registration Open
12:30 pm-2:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
2:30 pm-4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
4:30 pm-6:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
6:30 pm-8:00 pm -- Welcome Reception

Saturday, June 29

7:30 am-6:30 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm-2:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
2:30 pm-4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
4:30 pm-6:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

Sunday, June 30

8:00 am-6:30 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Keynote Address, Raj Chetty, Harvard University
12:15 pm-2:15 pm -- Presidential Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting, Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley
2:30 pm-4:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
4:30 pm-6:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
6:45 pm-10:00 pm -- Sunset Harbor Cruise

Monday, July 1

8:00 am-6:30 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm-2:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions
2:30 pm-4:15 pm -- Featured Session "The Future of Potential Output Growth in the US Economy " with Robert Gordon, Northwestern University, and John Taylor, Stanford University
4:30 pm-6:15 pm -- Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, July 2

8:00 am-12:00 pm -- Registration Open
8:15 am-10:00 am -- Concurrent Sessions
10:15 am-12:00 n -- Concurrent Sessions

Conference Close


Program updates will be posted here starting in mid-December!


 

Registration

Registration fees below apply to everyone except volunteer paper presenters (see participation/registration fee information on Program Participation tab):

  • US$185 for members (increases to $230 after May 15, 2019)
  • US$265 for non-members (increases to $310 after May 15, 2019)
  • US$95 for student members (increases to $140 after May 15, 2019)
  • US$130 for student non-members (increases to $175 after May 15, 2019)
  • US$50 for non-economist guests over 18 years of age
     

Discounts: WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees. For the code to take the discount at checkout, see your designated representative or contact us at 1-714-965-8800 or [email protected].

Benefits: 1) Conference program and complimentary conference bag. 2) Admittance to all general and concurrent sessions; coffee breaks; and Welcome Reception. 3) Waiver of manuscript submission fees for current WEAI members submitting their conference paper to Economic Inquiry or Contemporary Economic Policy by December 31, 2019.

Policies: Program participants must register to remain on the conference program. Everyone over the age of 18 must register, including spouses and adult guests. Badges are required at all conference events, including sessions, coffee breaks, receptions, and special activities. Early registration closes on June 15, after which fees increase $45. 

Special Activities

Welcome Reception | Friday, June 28, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Take time to relax, renew old acquaintances, and make new friends at the WEAI Welcome Reception. There will be a cash bar.

Presidential Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting | Sunday, June 30, 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Features an address by WEAI President Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley.
Tickets are required and seating will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis so reserve your ticket when you register to attend. Reservation deadline is June 1. Vegetarian meals are available upon request. Registered guests are welcome to attend the luncheon as well, provided a seat has been reserved ahead of time.

Sunset Dinner Cruise | Sunday, June 30, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Embark on an exquisite dinner cruise aboard the San Francisco Spirit, a sleek luxury yacht with three decks to choose from and an expansive outdoor bow and sundeck. Enjoy front row views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the iconic SF skyline. Great food, freshly prepared by talented chefs in the ship's professional galley -- dinner buffet entree choices include grilled salmon, chicken cacciatore, and Thai vegetable curry, plus salad, sides, and dessert. At registration, reserve your tickets for some fresh air and sunshine before a spectacular sunset shared with friends -- the perfect night!

General Ticket Information

  • Children (of all ages) must have a ticket for all special activities.

  • Luncheon ticket(s) and any special activity ticket(s), will be included in the registration packet you will receive on-site.

  • Space is limited for special activities.

  • Please purchase or reserve all special activity tickets by June 1.

  • Cancellations must be made in writing by June 1 to receive a refund. We are unable to give refunds for late cancellations.

 

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 USA
Tel: 1-415-771-1400 | Fax: 1-415-202-7798

Online Reservations:
https://book.passkey.com/go/WEAI2019.

Phone Reservations:
1-800-HILTONS and reference group code WEA.

Conference Group Rate:

  • $189 per night single or double.
  • Taxes and fees are currently 15.58% per room per night (subject to change without notice).
  • Group rates apply June 25 through July 5, 2019, based on availability in contracted block.
     

Cancellation Policy:

  • To avoid a one night's room and tax penalty, reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours before scheduled check-in.
     

General Information:

  • If making a reservation by phone, be sure to identify yourself as part of the WEAI conference to receive the reduced group rates.
  • Reservations must be made directly with the Hilton online or by phone.
  • Make your hotel reservations by May 31. The group rate will be available until May 31 or until the WEAI room block is full, whichever comes first. The conference room rates are available to registered participants for a limited time only.
  • Check-in is 3:00 p.m. Check-out is 12:00 n.

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:
    On or before March 1, fifty percent (50%) of participation fee is refundable. After March 1, the participation 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.
     

Audio-Visual Equipment

  • LCD projectors and screens will be provided in each meeting room.

  • LAPTOP COMPUTERS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED, so coordinate with your fellow session participants if you need one available.

  • Overhead projectors available by reservation only. Call 714-965-8800 or email WEAI with your session number, day, and time, and we will arrange to have an overhead available for your presentation.

  • Mac users be sure to bring your Mini Display Port to HDMI and/or VGA adapter for connectivity to the projector.

  • If other equipment is required please call 714-965-8800 for prices and availability. Additional equipment is at your own expense.
     

Important Dates

March 1: Volunteer program participants' cancellation deadline with 50% refund.
May 15: $45 Early Bird registration discount expires.
May 31: Last day to make room reservations at the conference rate, on a space available basis.
June 1: Deadline to purchase/reserve special activity tickets.
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).
June 15: Last day to pre-register.
 

Travel Visas

  • Requirements vary depending on your country of citizenship, so please read carefully and apply for your visa allowing ample lead time for processing. 

  • Review the latest visa information from the U.S. Department of State.

  • To request a letter of invitation after you've completed your conference registration, email [email protected].