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Pennsylvania Economic Association

2016 Conference

June 2 (Thursday) - June 4 (Saturday), 2016

Hosted by

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY

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The Pennsylvania Economics Association welcomes papers in all areas of economics and business.  While the association is a regional professional organization, papers for presentation at the conference are not limited to regional economic or business issues.  Papers are organized by field of economics for presentation in our concurrent sessions.  Sessions are also organized for papers in related business disciplines – accounting, finance, law, management, and marketing.  The conference opens on Thursday evening with a reception for all conference participants; concurrent sessions are scheduled for Friday and Saturday of the conference. 

Benefits to participants includes receiving collegial feedback on current research, networking with economists and business faculty interested in research and teaching, the opportunity to publish your paper in the conference Proceedings, and the opportunity to submit your paper for inclusion in the Association’s peer-reviewed, Cabell’s-listed journal – the Pennsylvania Economic Review.

The schedule is highlighted on Friday with a luncheon presentation by a distinguished luncheon speaker and an afternoon roundtable discussion by the Federal Reserve. 


Best Undergraduate Student Paper: The conference is also hosting its
Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Paper Contest, with the winning authors receiving a $200 cash prize (first place), $100 (second place) and $50 (third place), commemorative plaque, among other benefits. For more information, click here.

Registration Fees: Registration deadline is May 1, 2016. 

  • $90 ($120 discussant opt-out)
  • $115 after May 1, 2016 - late registration  ($145 discussant opt-out late registration)
  • $25 student

Lunch Speaker

Dr. Robert Graboyes

"Fortress and Frontier: Health Care Innovation for a Digital World"

Dr. Robert Graboyes (@Robert_Graboyes) is Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Author of "Fortress and Frontier in American Health Care," his work asks, "How can we make health care as innovative in the next 25 years as information technology was in the past 25 years?" In 2014, Dr. Graboyes received the Reason Foundation's Bastiat Prize for Journalism, an international competition "which honors the writing that best demonstrates the importance of individual liberty and free markets with originality, wit, and eloquence."

Previously, he was senior health care advisor for the National Federation of Independent Business, economics professor at the University of Richmond, regional economist/director of education at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Sub-Saharan Africa economist for Chase Manhattan Bank. He traveled extensively in Africa and Europe for Chase. Twice, he was visiting health care scholar in the Republic of Kazakhstan. He has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University since 1999 and the University of Virginia since 2005. Previously he taught at George Mason University and the George Washington University. He earned his PhD in Economics from Columbia University; master's degrees from Columbia University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the College of William and Mary; and a bachelor's from the University of Virginia.

He currently chairs the Health Economics Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics and was President of the National Economists Club and the Richmond Association for Business Economics. Outside of economics, Graboyes is a musician (composer and performer) and a polyglot (speaking French, Spanish, Portuguese, and a smattering of others). He lives in Alexandria, VA, with his wife, Alanna.

 

Federal Reserve Lecture

"Opportunity Occupation"

Lisa Nelson & Kyle Fee
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Lisa Nelson is a community development advisor in the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. In this role, she coordinates the strategic development and execution of the department’s research initiatives and conducts data analysis and applied research with an emphasis on policy implications. Her most recent work focuses primarily on workforce development and neighborhood stabilization efforts.

Prior to joining the Bank in 2006, Ms. Nelson served as associate director for community information at the Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change at Case Western Reserve University. Ms. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee and an MA degree in public administration from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.

 

 

 

 

Kyle Fee is a regional community development advisor in the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. In this role, he conducts applied research and outreach related to economic development, workforce development, neighborhood development, and economic geography in the Fourth Federal Reserve District which includes Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Mr. Fee holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and business administration from John Carroll University. He received an MA in urban studies/economic development from Loyola University, Chicago, and he is pursuing his PhD at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.

 

 

 

 

Please join us for collegial discussion of your current research and contemporary economic and business issues.

 


 

Special Information for International Participants

The Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) is pleased to welcome participants from around the world to its annual conference.  Each year representatives from various countries present at the conference and enjoy the company of fellow economists. 

It is important to note that the PEA will notify you via email or surface mail that your paper has been accepted for presentation at the conference.  However, the PEA is unable to provide any additional supporting materials to potential international participants for purposes of visa acquisition or for making other travel arrangements.  The PEA will not provide additional letters, telephone calls, faxes, or telegrams in support of visa applications.  Your written notification of the acceptance of your paper for presentation at the conference is the limit to the association's ability to provide you with supporting documentation for travel purposes.

Unfortunately, due to a very high cancellation rate from international applicants in recent years, the association will provide only provisional acceptance of conference papers until receipt of the individual's registration fee; these fees must be paid in U.S. funds.  This prepayment requirement will be waived for any international applicant that had previously attended a PEA conference.  All conference participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the conference site.

 


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