LERA/ASSA/AEA Meeting - January 3-5, 2015 (Boston, MA)

"Renewing Employment Relations for Shared Prosperity:
Research and Policy"

The 2015 ASSA/AEA (American Economics Association) Annual Meeting will be held in Boston, MA, January 3-5, 2015; LERA will organize 27 sessions on the program, plus a plenary session and welcome reception on the opening night.

***The CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS AND SINGLE PAPERS is currently open through March 8, 2014 extended through March 21, 2014. Please visit the Call page for complete details and submission information/links.***

Registration and hotel accommodations will be addressed online at the ASSA/AEA website, and they will open registration the September 2014. The most up-to-date information about registration and housing can always be found at the ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting Webpage, which you can find here: http://www.aeaweb.org/Annual_Meeting/index.php.

Basic steps to attend conference - Beginning September 2014

1. Register - https://conf.aeaweb.org/
Regular earlybird registration is $60 before December 3, and be sure to mark "LERA" on your registration form.  Note: you must register before you will be able to take advantage of the deeply discounted hotel room rates (of about $99 per night). LERA sessions will be held at (to be announced). You can pick up your meeting registration materials at the ASSA/AEA registration desk in the (to be announced).

2. Reserve your hotel room (if needed) - http://registration3.experientevent.com/ShowALL131/Default.aspx
As soon as you register, you will receive an email from assa@vanderbilt.edu that will contain a 5-digit housing code. Once you receive this code, proceed to the housing form listed here and reserve your room. The LERA hotel is the (to be announced).

3. Please review program and get more information - You can find information about the LERA sessions online (program to be announced Fall 2014) and and the other meeting pages listed at the right for complete details on steps 1 - 3 above.

Notable events -

January 3, 2015
January 4, 2015
January 5, 2015

Concurrent Sessions -
8 am to 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions -
8 am to 4:30 pm

 Concurrent Sessions
8 am to 4:30 pm

LERA Plenary - 4:45 - 6 pm

Search, Structural and Cyclical Unemployment: What Are the Major Challenges for Job Seekers, Employers, and Labor Market Intermediaries - See more at: http://leraweb.org/meeting/assa-meeting-january-2014-philadelphia/online-program#sthash.I5pmCSec.dpuf
"Search, Structural and Cyclical Unemployment: What Are the Major Challenges for Job Seekers, Employers, and Labor Market Intermediaries"
Chair: William M. Rodgers III, Rutgers University
Panelists: Katharine G. Abraham, University of Maryland and former Commissioner of Labor Statistics
Erica Groshen, Commissioner of Labor Statistics

- See more at: http://leraweb.org/meeting/assa-meeting-january-2014-philadelphia/online-program#sthash.I5pmCSec.dpuf



LERA Welcome Reception — 6 to 7 pm
LERA will join for a welcome reception with
hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

  Don't book your ticket to leave until you have reviewed
the strong programs offered on Sunday.

LERA Meeting Program Committee - LERA Sessions at the 2015 ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting


William Rodgers III, LERA Program Chair

Co-Chair: Elaine McCrate (abpve left), University of Vermont; Co-Chair: William Rodgers III, Rutgers University (above right)

Members: Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts-Boston; Sylvia Allegretto, University of California, Berkeley; Peter Berg, Michigan State University; and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Ex Officio: Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic & Policy Research.