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ACE Call for Papers for ASSA 2025

San Francisco, CA January 3-5

The Association of Christian Economists invites members to submit scholarly papers for consideration for inclusion in the ACE sessions scheduled for the 2025 ASSA meetings. Submissions of individual papers, complete academic sessions, or panels are invited.

Deadline: Friday April 12, 2024.

Submissions should address topics of interest to Christian economists. Such topics include but are not limited to: environmental economics, health, education, financial markets, trade, public choice, inequality, development, labor, taxation, the economics of religion, and theology and economics.

  • Papers/sessions should be scholarly in nature, and should not have already appeared in print at the time of the ASSA meeting.
  • Members submitting complete sessions or panels may include participants (paper presenters, discussants, and panelists) who are not members of the Association and who respect the goals and purposes of ACE.

Submission process:

  • Email all submissions to Stephen Smith at [email protected].  Please put “ACE 2025 submission” in the email subject line.
  • Submissions will be evaluated by the ACE Executive Board and others selected by the Executive Board as necessary to evaluate specific proposals. 

Questions? Contact ACE President Stephen Smith, [email protected].

ACE Luncheon at the ASSA Meeting, (Jan. 6, 2024)

All ACE Events at the ASSA Meeting are on Saturday, January 6, 2024.

This year’s luncheon will occur between the two sessions hosted by ACE.

Please RSVP for the annual ACE fellowship luncheon by completing this survey. Your timely RSVP allows us to provide an accurate headcount which is required by the restaurant by year end. An accurate headcount allows ACE to be more prudent with resources.

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Casa Rio – 430 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX

Located 0.3 miles from the Convention Center

Lunch will include the Enchilada and Fajita Buffet, gluten free and vegetarian options are included in the offerings. Offerings include Chili con Queso, Guacamole, Marinated Chicken and Beef Fajita Strips, Cheese Enchiladas, Chili con Carne, Grilled Peppers and Onions, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo with Mexican Rice and Refried Beans. Chips, Salsa, Tortillas, Water, and Tea. Custom menu options are available by request. Please reach out with any additional dietary restrictions.

In order to improve the luncheon experience, we are accepting payment in advance of the meetings through our PayPal account. We will be collecting payments (cash, credit card, or check) at the luncheon as well. Click below to prepay for your luncheon (which would be a great help!).

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ACE at the ASSA Meetings in San Antonio

We have two sessions as well as a luncheon and business meeting set for the ASSA meetings in January. If you are attending the conference we would love to see you at one or all of these. The details are here. For the paper abstracts, check out the ASSA program here, and filter for sessions sponsored by the Association of Christian Economists.

ACE Fellowship Luncheon and Business Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Casa Rio – 430 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX

Located 0.3 miles from the Convention Center.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Pre-payment and additional information can be found here.

Financial Leadership for Good: Stakeholders, Shareholders, and Foundations (G3)

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Convention Center, 223
Chair: Sarah E. Hamersma, Syracuse University

Crossing the Aisle in Organizations: Leaders’ Ideological Diversity and Engagement with Multiple Stakeholders in the Nonprofit Sector
David Park, Syracuse University

Finance, Human Flourishing and the Logic of Stakeholder Engagement
Geoffrey Friesen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Doing Good and Doing It With (Investment) Style
Matteo Binfare, University of Missouri
Kyle E. Zimmerschied, University of Missouri

The Labor Market Impact of Shareholder Power: Worker-Level Evidence
Antonio Falato, Federal Reserve Board
Daniel Gallego, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Hyunseob Kim, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Till von Wachter, University of California-Los Angeles

JEL Classifications
  • G3 – Corporate Finance and Governance

Christians, Economics, and Public Choice (D7, Z1)

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Convention Center, 223
Chair: Art Carden, Samford University

“Economics is What Economists Do:” Why Developing an Index from Statutory Law Requires Economic Science
Sarah Estelle, Hope College

Godly Economics: Public Theology for an Age of Innovism
Dierdre Nansen McCloskey, Cato Institute

Papalum Economicum: Exploring Papal Encyclicals on Economic Issues Through the Lens of the Austrian School of Economics
Anton Chamberlin, Middle Tennessee State University

Religion, Civil Society Governance, and Public Choice
Anthony Gill, University of Washington

Discussant(s)

Anthony Gill, University of Washington
Edd S. Noell, Westmont College
Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, Cato Institute
Art Carden, Samford University

JEL Classifications
  • D7 – Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
  • Z1 – Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology

Ave Maria University – Full-time faculty position

Ave Maria University seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position in Economics to begin Spring or Fall 2024. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Economics and be able to teach a range of undergraduate courses in economics, including principles, intermediate, statistics, and fields, with a preference for applied microeconomics, but open to any field. Rank and salary are dependent on experience and credentials.

Ave Maria University has a robust Economics major that builds on the strengths of our strong Catholic liberal arts Core curriculum. Our department offers four majors (Economics, Quantitative Economics, Managerial Economics, and Global Affairs) and works closely with the Business department.

Link to Job Post

Link to Application

ACE Call for Papers for ASSA 2024

San Antonio, TX January 5-7

The Association of Christian Economists invites members to submit scholarly papers for consideration for inclusion in the ACE sessions scheduled for the 2024 ASSA meetings. Submissions of individual papers, complete academic sessions, or panels are invited.

Deadline: Friday April 14, 2023.

Submissions should address topics of interest to Christian economists. Such topics include but are not limited to: environmental economics, health, education, financial markets, trade, public choice, inequality, development, labor, taxation, the economics of religion, and theology and economics.

  • Papers/sessions should be scholarly in nature, and should not have already appeared in print at the time of the ASSA meeting.
  • Members submitting complete sessions or panels may include participants (paper presenters, discussants, and panelists) who are not members of the Association and who respect the goals and purposes of ACE.

Submission process:

  • Email all submissions to Sarah Hamersma at [email protected]. Please put “ACE 2024 submission” in the email subject line.
  • Submissions will be evaluated by the ACE Executive Board and others selected by the Executive Board as necessary to evaluate specific proposals. 

Questions? Contact ACE Vice President Sarah Hamersma, [email protected].

Call for papers for SEA conference session organized by ACE

ACE members are invited to submit papers for possible inclusion in a Presidential Session at the Southern Economic Association (Nov 2023 in New Orleans).  The session will be organized by ACE member Ngina Chiteji.  The attached call for papers provides details and contact information; submissions need to arrive to her by March 20 to be considered.  We look forward to seeing what you’d like to share with ACE and the SEA!

Call for Development Economists: EA Christian Conference on April 20-21 in D.C.

The Christian Impact Professionals Conference brings together Christian economists, M&E experts, and other key stakeholders to discuss evidence-based approaches to measuring program effectiveness. Conference to be held in Washington D.C. on April 20 and April 21, 2023

Speakers include Paul Niehaus (GiveDirectly, UCSD), Esther Wang (ID Insight / Bridgespan), Lincoln Lau (ICM)

For an invitation, please express interest on this page by March 31, 2023 (or March 5 if needing financial assistance), or email JD Bauman to say you are interested.

More info here.

Announcement: Gift to ACE

The ACE Executive Board is enormously pleased to announce that due to the generosity of friends of the Association who wish to remain anonymous, ACE has received a $150,000 gift. 

The donors’ over-arching desire is to provide resources that will enable ACE to better fulfill its mission.  With mutual agreement between the ACE Board and the donors formalized in a memorandum of understanding, the funds are targeted to be spent over five years in the following ways: administrative assistance, conference sponsorship, website development, and stipends for the editor-in-chief of Faith & Economics and other ACE leaders. 

All of this has the potential to be transformative.  The administrative assistant will assist with conference arrangements, software integration for dues and membership purposes, and grant-seeking.  (For convenience this staffer will be housed at Hope College, though that is not a requirement of the grant).  The Executive Board is thinking in terms of three conferences, the first of which is the summer 2023 conference.  We expect that one of the other conferences will be geared to current graduate students in economics.

Please pray with the us over the months and years ahead that we steward the gift wisely, that we lean into our mission, and that we impact a new generation of Christian economists.

Call for Papers: Economics and Human Flourishing

The Economic Humanist Group together with the Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics (ISLE) invites submissions of abstracts and papers for consideration for inclusion in their jointly hosted conference on the topic of:

Economics and Human Flourishing: (What) Can Economists Learn from Theology?

Conference to be held at the Leuven Center of Christian Studies in Leuven Belgium on June 30 and July 1st, 2023.

Call for papers Deadline: January 31, 2023

Details about submission requirements can be found here.

Two parallel workshop tracks

Track A: To explore the potential shared anthropological ground between economics and theology, inviting contributions from disciplines including theology, anthropology, philosophy (e.g. personalism), and history of ideas.

Track B: Specifically designed for scholars trained in the (formal) language of economic models. Asking how insights from other disciplines with a richer understanding of anthropology can feed in ideas to economists, whilst allowing them to treat those insights within the ‘epistemic culture’ of economics, based to a considerable degree on mathematical modeling.