Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Student research opportunity and award - 2013 VAE Annual Meeting student sessions

Please read the below announcement for an opportunity to present your research AND a student paper competition with a $1,000 prize.


Past RC student presenters include Marko Krkeljas (2012), Nathan Castellano (2012), Nomin Baasandaava (2011), Gio Forte (2011), Danielle Shiley McClosky (2010), Virginia Hopkins (2009), and Samantha Sterba (2009).


FORTIETH ANNUAL MEETING
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
MARCH 21-22, 2013


Message from the President

Dear Fellow Economists:

Please make plans to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Association of Economists (VAE). This fortieth Annual Meeting will be held on March 21 and 22 in Richmond at the Federal Reserve Bank.

This meeting announcement includes a Call for Papers. This year, we will offer a VAE Best Paper Award. Details are described below. You may also choose to organize a session, chair a session, participate as a discussant, or simply attend to see some of the economic research being conducted by colleagues in the Commonwealth.

The BB&T Charitable Foundation will be sponsoring an undergraduate Student Essay Contest. The essay should answer the question "Do Markets Make Us More Moral?" First prize is an award of $1000 which will be presented at the annual meeting to be held on March 21-22 in Richmond. The contest is open to undergraduate students in schools where there are faculty who are members of VAE, and the deadline for submissions is February 15, 2013. (Previous winners are not eligible.) Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, and double-spaced. Please submit essays electronically to Michelle Vachris, BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at Christopher Newport University, mvachris@cnu.edu.

In 1993, the Board of Directors established the VAE Distinguished Fellows Award. The recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Fellows Award will be announced at the conference. A recipient must be a current or past member of the Virginia Association of Economists and must have made significant contributions either to the VAE or to the field of economics. Please contact me if you would like to submit a nomination.

I would also like to remind you that VAE publishes the Virginia Economic Journal. The editorial board of the VEJ accepts manuscripts on a continuing basis. If you would like to have your research considered for publication, please see the information below. Previous editions of the VEJ may be purchased at a rate of $10.00 per copy by contacting C. Barry Pfitzner. Keep in mind that all members who register for the annual meeting automatically receive a copy of the VEJ.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact me directly at bushhf@vmi.edu or (540) 464-7632.

Sincerely,
H. Francis Bush


CALL FOR PAPERS AND PAPER AWARD


Call for Papers: The Program Committee will consider a paper or a one-page abstract of your planned research on any economics related topic—theoretical or applied—and either national, regional, or local in scope. Papers may focus on any issue or industry or they may focus on methodology; the choice is yours. The Committee is also planning two sessions devoted to student research projects. A friendly reminder—anyone choosing to participate in a session is required to register for the meeting and to remit the registration fee.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or organizing a session please submit your paper, abstract, or session idea no later than December10, 2012 to Program Committee Chair Alice Louise Kassens, Roanoke College. An abstract received from an undergraduate should indicate that the author is an undergraduate. If you are willing to discuss a paper, please contact Alice and indicate your areas of specialization. If you have any questions, Alice can be reached by email at kassens@roanoke.edu.

Paper Award: If you wish for your work to be considered for the VAE’s 2012 Best Paper Award, Alice must receive the full text of your paper via email no later than March 1, 2013.


Student Paper Competition

The BB&T Charitable Foundation will be sponsoring an undergraduate Student Essay Contest. The essay should answer the question "Do Markets Make Us More Moral?" First prize is an award of $1000 which will be presented at the annual meeting to be held on March 21-22 in Richmond. The contest is open to undergraduate students in schools where there are faculty who are members of VAE, and the deadline for submissions is February 15, 2013. (Previous winners are not eligible.) Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, and double-spaced. Please submit essays electronically to Michelle Vachris, BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at Christopher Newport University, mvachris@cnu.edu.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Suggestions for nominations for officers of the VAE (President-Elect and Members of the Board) are being solicited by the Nominating Committee. Please send your suggestions to Liz Perry-Sizemore, Randolph College at epsizemore@randolphcollege.edu.


VIRGINIA ECONOMIC JOURNAL (VEJ)

Selected papers may be published in the Virginia Economic Journal, a publication of the Association that is designed to encourage research in economics, business and allied fields. It is not limited, however, to Virginia related research or to Virginia scholars and researchers. Manuscripts for the 2013 edition should be submitted by August 16, 2013 in accordance with the Guidelines for the Virginia Economic Journal. A copy of the Guidelines is available online at www.VaEcon.org or from Barry Pfitzner, Department of Economics and Business, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA 23005, (804) 752-7307 or bpfitzne@rmc.edu. Questions concerning manuscripts submitted for publication should also be addressed to Barry.


VAE OFFICERS

President:
H. Francis Bush, Virginia Military Institute

Board of Directors:

Samuel K. Allen, Virginia Military Institute

Gregory M. Dempster, Hampden-Sydney College

Raymond Owens, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Joseph Turek, Lynchburg College

Michelle Vachris, Christopher Newport University

Robert Winder, Christopher Newport University


President-Elect:
Alice L. Kassens, Roanoke College


Past-President:
Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore, Randolph College

Secretary:
Justin P. Isaacs, Hampden-Sydney College

Treasurer:
Anthony M. Carilli, Hampden-Sydney College

Publications Editor:
Steven D. Lang, Randolph-Macon College

Webmaster:
Billy Kinsey, Virginia Commonwealth University

Visit the VAE website at www.VaEcon.org.
Look for more news to come regarding the 40th Annual Meeting, including:
hotel and parking information, the tentative program, and
the announcement of our 2013 William A. Sandridge lecturer for
Thursday evening, March 21.

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