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Student ASSA Paper Sessions

In January 2019 Omicron Delta Epsilon and the American Economic Association will jointly be hosting a Graduate Student Invited Paper Session at the ASSA meeting in Atlanta.

The ODE Session provides an excellent opportunity for recent senior graduate students or new Ph.D.s to present their research at our national professional meetings. Work chosen for the session is also eligible for submission to The American Economist and will automatically be entered into the Irving Fisher Graduate Article competition.

Benjamin Friedman Travel Awards consisting of reimbursement of documented travel and lodging expenses of up to $500 for paper presenters/discussants are available for students who are ODE members. Others are eligible to be presenters of papers and discussants but are not eligible for the monetary awards. Membership in ODE is lifetime, and students who have been inducted into ODE as undergraduates are also eligible. A photocopy of the membership card or scroll or letter from the Chapter Advisor may be used to verify membership.

To submit, apply online or by mail along with a brief abstract of your paper by June 1, 2018.  Decisions on papers and discussants will be made by June 15, 2018.

Online application (submit online or print)




ODE is pleased to welcome to the Executive Board, Dr. J.J. Arias of Georgia College and State University and Dr. Rod Raehsler of Clarion University in the positions of Vice President.

The winner of the 2017 Frank W. Taussig Award is Elizabeth Samios of Christopher Newport University. Her paper, "The Effectiveness of Alexander Hamilton's Debt Assumption Plan and the Lasting Effect of His Economic Intervention," is eligible for submission to the American Economist.

The 2017 Distinguished Advisor Award goes to Dr. Daren Conrad of the University of the West Indies. ODE appreciates Dr. Conrad's dedication to the society, the chapter at UWI, and his students.

Dr. David Colander of Middlebury College was the recipient of the 2017 John R. Commons Award. Dr. Colander delivered the Commons Lecture, "The Scope and Method of Applied Policy Economics: The Courage to Be Utopian," at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia in early January.

Omicron Delta Epsilon is proud to be a member of ACHS
Association of College Honor Societies