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 are:
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)
Time-series Econometrics (Giorgio Primiceri, Northwestern, and Frank Schorfheide, University of Pennsylvania). (click here to continue reading)