42nd Annual Conference

Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 25 - 28
Preliminary Program (PDF)

Early Paper Submission Deadline: Oct. 15, 2015
Paper Submission Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015

Organized Sessions Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015

Conference Registration Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016
Hotel Reservations Deadline: Feb. 4, 2016

Discussion and Chair Note:
It is generally expected that individuals presenting papers should also be willing to serve as a session chair and/or discussant in another session. Serviing as a discussant or chair in another session allows presenters to receive valuable feedback from their peers and helps provide a better conference experience. Individuals not willing to do this may opt-out by selecting the opt-out option when registering for the conference for an additional $50 fee.

There are many ways to participate in the 42nd annual meeting of the Eastern Economic Association:

Present a Paper

Papers are invited on all topics in economics.

The paper submission fees are as follows (per paper, 2 paper limit, non-refundable):

  • Submitted before October 15: Current Members $35 each paper; Non-members $95 each paper
  • Submitted between October 15 and December 1: Current Members $55 each paper; Non-members $115

Submission is a TWO step process:

  1. First, you should submit your paper (s) to our online conference software by visiting the conference website at: https://editorialexpress.com/conference/EEA42 and follow these directions.
    1. At the end of your ABSTRACT, on a separate line, indicate which conference day(s) you cannot attend.
    2. On a new line, indicate which JEL codes you would be willing to serve as a discussant. If you do not wish to serve as a discussant, please write out "opt - out." Please note that if you choose to opt out, there is a $50 opt-out fee.
  2. To process your submission payment, please visit www.eeaorg.myshopify.com. At the website, you can also renew your membership if necessary, and also register for the conference. We will not review your paper until the proper payments have been met. In the past, certain credit cards from Asia and Europe have had problems with this website. If that is the case, please contact the executive director at eea@quinnipiac.edu.

NOTES: Submission date will be determined from the submission time on conference maker, which operates in the Eastern Time Zone. Those submissions dated by the deadlines indicated above will be considered to have been submitted on time.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by a Program Committee in early December. Acceptance letters will be sent to authors and a schedule of sessions will appear on our web site by mid-January. In order to be listed in the printed conference program, participants must register and pay the appropriate registration fee (see reverse) by January 15, 2016 (the fee is thereafter nonrefundable). Please note that there will be an additional $30 fee for a late registration.

Attend the Conference and Serve as a Discussant

Discussants play a vital role in the conference by offering colleagues comments and suggestions about their research.  A discussant is asked to read a paper in advance and prepare 3 to 5 minutes of comments on it.

If you wish to serve as a discussant and do not plan to present a paper, please email the Executive Director at eea@quinnipiac.edu indicating the number of papers, the JEL code(s) and the area(s) in which you would be willing to discuss. Be sure to indicate if you will NOT be present for any of the days of the conference.

As a second step, please visit the registration website www.eeaorg.myshopify.com to register for the conference. You can also renew your membership at that time if necessary.

In order to be listed in the printed conference program, participants must register and pay the appropriate registration fee (see below) by January 15, 2016 (the fee is thereafter nonrefundable).

Attend the Conference and Serve as a Chair

Session chairs help ensure that sessions will run smoothly. Chairs are asked to help make sure that the discussants in a session receive the papers in a timely fashion, and serve as timekeeper/moderator during the session. You may volunteer to serve as a chair for one or more sessions whether or not you are presenting or serving as a discussant. If you are willing to serve as a chair and are submitting a paper, please indicate this when submitting your paper online.

If you wish to serve as a chair and do not plan to present a paper, please email the Executive Director at eea@quinnipiac.edu indicating which JEL codes you would be willing to supervise. Be sure to indicate if you will NOT be present for any of the days of the conference.

As a second step, please visit the registration website www.eeaorg.myshopify.com to register for the conference. You can also renew your membership at that time if necessary.

In order to be listed in the printed conference program, participants must register and pay the appropriate registration fee (see below) by January 15, 2016 (the fee is thereafter nonrefundable).

Organize a Complete Session

A completely organized session is one that has been constructed in its entirety by a session organizer and submitted to the EEA as a complete package.  It generally consists of three papers, discussants, and a session chair.

While there are no paper submission fees for papers in completely organized sessions, each participant is expected to pay the appropriate conference registration fee even if he/she is discussant, chair, or has been invited to participate.

To submit a complete session, email the executive director at eea@quinnipiac.edu. Please provide the following information: name of session chair and discussants, title of papers, author affiliations and contact information, and preferences for which day to hold the session during the conference. The deadline for submitting a proposed session is December 1, 2015.

Just Come!

You are welcome to just attend the conference... there are sure to be plenty of sessions of interest (they cover most areas of economics) and special conference highlights (you may wish to visit our web site to look at last year's program as an indicator of what is likely to be on this year's program).  Participants are asked to register and pay the appropriate registration fee (see below) by Feb. 15, 2016 by visiting our registration website at www.eeaorg.myshopify.com.

Are You a Student?

A graduate student can become a member of the EEA for $40. Graduate students can then pay the member rates for submission and/or conference registration fees. The best bargain for a graduate student presenting a paper is to choose Conference Registration - Graduate Student EEA member. This option includes a membership, submission fee for one paper and conference registration.

IPE Note:
Undergraduate students are welcome to submit their papers via the graduate student conference track, but are also advised that there are special undergraduate sessions sponsored by Issues In Political Economy. Please contact eea@elon.edu for more information.

Undergraduates that are not presenting a paper can attend the conference by paying the student member fee of $40. 

You may be asked for proof of status.

Registration and Payment Information

All participants in the annual conference are expected to pay the conference registration fee. This includes chairs and discussants, co-authors of papers being presented (if attending the conference), and participants in organized sessions. One can become a member (or renew a membership) at the same time as one registers for the conference (or submits a paper) and immediately avail oneself of the reduced member rate.  Registering for the conference as a non-member makes you a member of the EEA.

Please visit www.eeaorg.myshopify.com to register.

PLEASE NOTE: The fee for registration at the conference site will be significantly higher for members and for non-members.

Hotel Information

To make your hotel reservations, you may do so by contacting the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Register online for special room rates.

We are pleased to announce that there will be more sessions than we originally anticipated for this year. As a result, we suggest you make room reservations as soon as you can. 

Please be advised that we encourage you to stay at the conference hotel for two reasons: first, it is more convenient for you, and second, the EEA is charged for meeting space based upon how many nights EEA members stay at the hotel. The more people stay at the hotel, the lower the rate the hotel charges the EEA, and thus we can continue to charge among the lowest registration rates for any major conference.

Still Have Questions?

For more information contact:

Donn Johnson, Executive Director, EEA
(203) 582-8205
eea@quinnipiac.edu