2018 Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference
May 31 (Thursday) - June 2 (Saturday), 2018
Hosted by PENN STATE ALTOONA
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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 Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Paper
Contest, with the winning authors
receiving a $1000 cash prize (first place), $750 (second place) and $500 (third place), commemorative plaque, among other benefits. For
more information, click here.
Proposal Submission Deadline: May 1, 2018
Registration Fees (Registration deadline is May 15, 2018):
- $90 ($115 after May 15, 2018 - late registration)
- $25 student (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Federal Reserve Lecture
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
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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