AEA Continuing Education Program
Webcasts from the 2013 Continuing Education Sessions are now available (to AEA members only).
Continuing Education Program 2013
The AEA’s Continuing Education Program is held immediately after the Annual Meeting in January. The program aims to help mid-career economists and others maintain the value of their human capital. It is tailored primarily to faculty at liberal arts colleges and teaching-oriented state universities that may have fewer research opportunities than colleagues at universities with PhD programs. The lecturers are leading scholars who also are excellent expositors. The focus is on content to help improve teaching and research.
The three topics for January 2013 in San Diego were labor economics (Jesse Rothstein, University of California-Berkeley, and Lowell Taylor, Carnegie Mellon University), public finance (Alan Auerbach, University of California-Berkeley, and James Poterba, MIT), and time-series econometrics (Giorgio Primiceri, Northwestern, and Frank Schorfheide, University of Pennsylvania).
The program was held at the Westin San Diego on January 6, 7, and 8, 2013. Each Program will be videotaped and available to AEA members on the web. Video and other information from the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 continuing education programs are available on the Association’s website. Click here for access.
Program participation is limited to 300. Registration was $95 for AEA members, $295 for non-members. Participants pay for their own hotel rooms.
2013 Continuing Education Program Lecturers
Jesse Rothstein joined the University of California-Berkeley faculty in 2009, after teaching at Princeton. In 2009-10 he was Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and then Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. His early research focused on school choice, racial segregation, and higher education admissions. More recently he has addressed the Earned Income Tax Credit, effects of unemployment insurance on job search, effects of student loans on career choices, and effects of teacher and facility quality on learning. He is an NBER Research Associate. He has taught statistics, econometrics, public policy, and public economics at the graduate level at Princeton and Berkeley.
Lowell Taylor is H. John Heinz III Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University. He previously taught at the University of Texas and the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as a Senior Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and is co-Principal Investigator of the 1997 National Longitudinal Study of Youth. Taylor’s research includes studies on the effects of firm-level incentives on labor market outcomes, on the economics of gay and lesbian households, on “rat race” equilibria in labor markets, and on the process whereby racial disparities in employment emerge even when no employer harbors racial prejudice. Taylor is a three time winner of the top teaching award at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School.
Alan Auerbach is the Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law at the University of California-Berkeley. He earlier taught at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include behavioral responses to corporate and capital gains taxation, population aging and fiscal imbalances, effects of structural tax reform, and the short-run impacts of fiscal policy. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation, and has chaired both Penn’s and Berkeley’s Economics Departments. He has been editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives and is the founding editor of the American Economic Journal; Public Policy.
James Poterba is the Mitsui Professor of Economics at MIT, President of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. His research focuses on how taxation affects economic decisions of firms and households, in particular savings and portfolio decisions, including tax-deferred retirement savings programs. In 2005 he served on President Bush’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. Poterba is a trustee of the College Retirement Equity Fund (CREF) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He was editor of the Journal of Public Economics for eight years and has served as Head of the MIT Economics Department. He has twice been the MIT Graduate Economics Association’s Teacher of the Year.
Time Series Econometrics
Giorgio Primiceri has been on the Northwestern faculty since 2004. His research focuses on the causes and propagation mechanisms of macroeconomic fluctuations and the effects of monetary policy on business cycles. He is a research associate in the NBER’s programs on Monetary Economics and on Economic Fluctuations and Growth, and has consulted for the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada, and the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago. He teaches graduate Applied Time Series Analysis, and has taught short courses on Bayesian inference in macroeconomic models for the central banks of Europe, Turkey, Ireland, Belgium, Canada, and the Euro Area Business Cycle Network.
Frank Schorfheide is Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches several undergraduate and graduate Econometrics courses. His research focuses on dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models and forecasting. It is motivated by the need for econometric methods to analyze modern macroeconomic models for the purposes of forecasting and public policy. He is a Research Associate in the NBER’s program on Economic Fluctuations and Growth, and has consulted for the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Minneapolis, New York, and Philadelphia, as well as the Bank of Canada, the Deutsche Bundesbank, and the European Central Bank. He has taught several mini courses in macroeconometrics outside of Penn to diverse audiences comprised of academic researchers, central bankers, and graduate students.
Webcasts Online! Webcasts of continuing education programs are available for members to view online. (AEA member user ID and password will be necessary to view)