Dear friends,


I hope everyone is well and staying safe. No doubt, these are very trying times. But I think we have an excellent program. Thank you all for submitting interesting, important proposals. Please note the other events besides the paper sessions: the membership meeting (Jan 3, 2:30-3:30 pm); the Veblen-Commons award talk by Deborah Figart, this year’s recipient (Jan 3, 6:00-7:30 pm); and the Presidential Address by Christopher Brown (Jan 4th, 6:00-7:30 pm). Regrettably, the cocktail party, for obvious reasons, is canceled


Please find attached the AFEE program at ASSA. Keep in mind that all times are Eastern Standard Time. Hopefully, there will be no further changes. The program can also be found at the following link.


Please keep in mind the following:


  1. Despite the virtual nature of the conference, attendees must register with ASSA. The deadline for early registration is Dec 3.
  2. Among authors presenting papers, at least one should be a member of AFEE. You can join AFEE or renew here:
  3. Deadline for submission to the JEI is December 14th. Details regarding paper length, etc. will be forthcoming.


Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Looking forward to seeing you all in January,


Best wishes and stay safe,




John P. Watkins

Professor of Economics

Westminster College

1840 South 1300 East

Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Cell: 801 550-5834