Individuals are welcome to submit an abstract for possible presentation on the program in a volunteer session. Papers will be blind reviewed by a screening committee member and decision emails will be sent in early November. Each paper presenter will be expected to serve as a discussant for another volunteer paper in order to ensure that everyone receives comments on their research.
Present a Volunteer Paper | Deadline October
15 20, 2019
Step 1: Register to attend and pay Volunteer Abstract Submission fee -- start now!
Step 2: Submit an abstract (only registrants who've paid a conference paper submission fee may access the submission portal) -- submit now!
Information needed for abstract review committee:
Paper presenter's name, professional affiliation, e-mail address, academic degrees held; same information for all coauthors.
Paper title and paper topic area (three appropriate codes from the JEL Classification System).
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.
Payment of paper submission ($80) and registration fees are required prior to submission of your abstract (see Registration tab for applicable fee). Limit two papers per submitter; two papers require two submission fees.
Only research at the graduate level and above will be considered for volunteer sessions. Alternatively, undergraduates are welcome to coordinate with an advisor to organize a session featuring undergrad research papers.
Your complete paper will not be submitted to WEAI, but will be circulated to your assigned discussant one month prior to the conference. Conference proceedings are not published.
Questions? Contact [email protected].
Discuss a Paper or Chair a Session
Discuss a paper and give others the benefit 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].