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ASSA 2018: a conference and city guide

The annual Allied Social Science Association meeting takes place this year on 5 January – 7 January 2018 at the Philadelphia Marriott in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This three-day meeting hosts over 13,300 of the leading minds in economics to gather and share new ideas and achievements in the field. With such wide range of sessions, panels, and events to attend, we’ve selected a few that we’re excited to attend to help narrow down your list.

Friday, 5 January

8:00am – 10:00am,  Pennsylvania Convention Center 104-A

Paper Session: International Trade and Health 1. Chaired by John Cawley of Cornell University.

10:15am – 12:15pm, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 202-A  

Paper Session: $15 Minimum Wage Policies: Early Evidence. Chaired by Alan Krueger of Princeton University.

2:30pm – 4:30pm, Loews Philadelphia, Anthony  

Paper Session: Democratic Crisis and the Responsibility of Economics. Chaired by Charles J. Whalen of State University of New York – Buffalo.

Saturday, 6 January

8:00am – 10:00am, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Independence Ballroom I  

Paper Session: Economics of National Security. Chaired by Martin Feldstein of Harvard University.

10:15am – 12:15pm, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 404  

Paper Session: Issues on African Development II. Chaired by Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe of Women’s Institute for Science, Equity, and Race.

2:30pm – 4:30pm,  Pennsylvania Convention Center, 202-B

Paper Session: Foreign STEM Students and Immigration Policy. Chaired by Shulamit Kahn of Boston University

Sunday, 7 January

8:00am – 10:00am,  Loews Philadelphia, Howe

Paper Session: Physics and Financial Economics: New Transfers and New Relations. Chaired by  Christophe Schinckus of RMIT University, Vietnam.

8:00am – 10:00am,  Loews Philadelphia, Anthony 

Paper Session: The 2008 Economic-Financial Crisis: 10 Years After. Chaired by Christine Ngo of the University of Denver.

10:15am – 12:15pm,  Loews Philadelphia, Anthony 

Paper Session: Realizing the Social Economy: Obstacles and Opportunities. Chaired by Richard McIntyre of the University of Rhode Island.

10:15am – 12:15pm, Loews Philadelphia, PSFS

Paper Session: Contract Governance. Chaired by Robert Gibbons of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1:00pm – 3:00pm,  Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Independence Ballroom I  

Panel Session: Are Trump Administration Policies Improving Domestic Security?. Chaired by Stephanie Kelton of State University of New York – Stony Brook

In addition to all the offerings of the ASSA meeting, the City of Brotherly Love has numerous restaurants, museums, and attractions to explore. If you’re looking for a culture fix, visits to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum are a must, as they are home to many famous permanent collections. If this is your first time visiting Philadelphia, the famous Liberty Bell at Independence Hall is worthy of a visit, as is Christ Church which included Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Betsy Ross in its congregation.

Venture over to the Reading Terminal Market, an indoor public dating back to 1893 that offers a variety of local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, as well as several restaurants. Finally, join the hotly contested debate of where the best Philly Cheesesteak is, by trying out some of the top contenders at Jim’s, Dalessandro’s, or Sonny’s.

Join OUP in the exhibition hall which will be located in the Franklin Hall of the Philadelphia Marriott, open Thursday, 4 January from 2pm – 7pm, Friday, 5 January from 9am– 5 pm, and Saturday, 6 January from 9am – 2pm. Check out our booth for exclusive ASSA discounts and follow us on Twitter at @OUPEconomics for conference updates and information. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Featured image credit: Philadelphia Pennsylvania City by 12019. Public domain via Pixabay.

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