Berks will host 2015 Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference

May 06, 2015

Penn State Berks will host the 2015 Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference (PEA 2015 Conference) from May 28-30. This year’s conference will feature special guest speakers, including the May 29 keynote luncheon speaker Thomas Hylton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, native of Wyomissing and author of a coffee-table book titled "Save Our Land, Save Our Towns." Other speakers include Paul R. Flora, senior economic analyst and research and policy support manager, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Michael E. Trebing, senior economic analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

The PEA 2015 Conference aims to bring together researchers, scholars, and student scholars to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas and research results about all aspects of economics, and to discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

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 the concurrent sessions. Sessions are also organized for papers in related business disciplines – accounting, finance, law, management and marketing. The conference opens on Thursday evening, May 28, with a reception for all conference participants. Concurrent sessions are scheduled for Friday and Saturday of the conference.

To encourage undergraduate interest in all fields of economics, the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Economic Association invites undergraduate students to enter the Pennsylvania Economic Association Undergraduate Paper Contest. The winning student author(s) will receive: $200 award (first place), $100 (second place) and $50 (third place), a commemorative plaque for first place and certificates for second and third places, complimentary publication of the paper in the Pennsylvania Economic Review and a picture of the winning student(s) with the PEA president posted on the PEA website. For more information or to submit an entry, visit http://www.econpea.org/conf/2015READING/StudentPaperContest.htm.

Benefits to participants include 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 a paper for inclusion in the association’s peer-reviewed, Cabell’s-listed journal, the Pennsylvania Economic Review.

Full conference information, including registration instructions can be accessed at http://www.econpea.org/conf/2015READING/2015_Reading.htm. For more information, contact Jui-Chi (Rocky) Huang, associate professor of economics, vice president of publicity, Pennsylvania Economic Association, at 610-396-6454 or JXH74@psu.edu

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Last Updated May 06, 2015