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ACE Call for Papers – ASSA 2020.

Attached please find a call for papers for the two ACE sessions at the 2020 ASSA meetings.  We invite submissions of individual papers, complete sessions, and complete roundtables.  The PDF contains the submission guidelines.  Please fill in the appropriate tab in the Excel spreadsheet and email the spreadsheet and paper(s) to Edd Noell at   Please put “ACE 2020 submission” in the email subject line.

New Deadline: April 29

ACE at the ASSA meetings – Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 in Atlanta

We look forward to our meeting times at the 2019 ASSA/AEA meetings this week in Atlanta. A few notes:

  • Our sessions are listed in the program, and are Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at 10:15 am and  2:30 pm in Hilton Atlanta 224. Our lunch will be between the two sessions in Hilton Atlanta 218. (link to ACE events at ASSA)
  • *** IMPORTANT RE: FELLOWSHIP LUNCH *** In order to improve the luncheon experience, we are accepting payment in advance of the meetings through our PayPal account. Sara McCarty 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 Meeting in January 2019

ASSA Events: All are on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Session 1: People Helping People: Time as a Unique Input into Well Being
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Hilton Atlanta 224

ACE Fellowship Luncheon and Business Meeting
12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Hilton Atlanta 218
Pre-register here to give us a headcount estimate!! (Pre-payment options will be sent later in December)

Session 2: Explorations in Christian Thought and Economic Analysis
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Hilton Atlanta 224

Please attend the sessions as you are able. The ASSA organizers are now tracking attendance at organization-sponsored sessions, and insufficient attendance can lead to a loss of sessions at future meetings! At the moment, our attendance has been sufficient to keep our current allocation, but if you are on the margin, maybe this can tip you toward attendance.

Job opening – LCC international

LCC International University invites applications for an open-rank position in Economics, within the Business Administration department, to begin Fall 2019. Areas of specialization are open; the applicant may enhance current areas of faculty expertise or supplement the departmental portfolio with new offerings in an expanding economics concentration. The position involves teaching, advising, maintaining modest research activity, and participating in the intellectual life of the campus. The position offers unique opportunities for teaching and research in the Baltic region and all parts of Europe.

LCC is an accredited, BA-granting Christian liberal arts university located in Klaipeda, Lithuania, on the Baltic Sea. We seek to be the leading Christian liberal arts university in Europe, renowned for a flourishing academic community, spiritual vitality, and global impact. LCC graduates contribute to building the networks of civil society, within the context of a Christian worldview, in Western and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and beyond.

LCC offers short- and well as long-term career opportunities at all levels — for recent PhDs gaining experience in teaching and scholarship, for mid-career scholars spending a sabbatical leave or Fulbright fellowship in a unique, diverse environment, and for seasoned professors pursuing cultural or missional activities for a year (or several) as they move toward (or beyond) retirement.

To apply:
Informal inquiries may be directed to department chair (and ACE member) Douglas Puffert,

ACE sessions at AEA Meeting

On behalf of the ACE Executive Committee I want to encourage you to attend the ACE events at the 2019 ASSA meetings in Atlanta. We have a pair of great sessions scheduled, and our enjoyable fellowship luncheon/business meeting, all on Saturday January 5 at the Hilton Atlanta:

At 10:15 on Saturday

People Helping People: Time as a Unique Input into Well Being, organized by Sarah Hamersma.

12:30-2:15 on Saturday, Our fellowship luncheon and business meeting

At 2:30 on Saturday

Explorations in Christian Thought and Economic Analysis, organized by Andy Yuengert

New Executive Editor of Faith and Economics

On behalf of the ACE Executive Committee I am pleased to announce that Steve McMullen is the new Executive Editor of Faith and Economics, following Kurt Schaefer’s successful 4-year tenure in that position.   Steve is a Professor of Economics at Hope College, and has served ACE as webmaster.  His primary research field is Education Policy, though his interests are broad and wide-ranging.  We are grateful for Steve’s willingness to bring his wisdom, insights and acumen to this new position.

Under Kurt’s leadership F&E has continued its upward trajectory with high-quality articles, symposia, and book reviews.  Kurt also oversaw the transition of F&E from a print to an online journal.  At the right moment we will celebrate Kurt’s accomplishments and thank him appropriately.

We are indeed doubly blessed.  Thank you Kurt!  Welcome Steven!

– Sara McCarty, on behalf of the Executive Committee

Visiting position (’18-’19) – Wheaton College

The Business and Economics Department of Wheaton College is inviting applicants for a visiting position. Although the primary search is for a one-year visiting assistant professor beginning August 2018, the department also invites applicants interested in teaching for a semester or on a per-course basis during the 2018-2019 academic year, perhaps as part of sabbatical. A Ph.D. in economics is preferred but an ABD in economics will be considered. Teaching responsibilities would include some, but not all, of the following courses: principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, intermediate microeconomics, statistics, econometrics, and upper-division economics electives.

Cover letter and curriculum vitae should be sent to Applications will be sent to promising candidates.

Wheaton College, located in the Chicago metropolitan area, is a Protestant liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. The College complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Ad – ACE

PPE conference call for papers

The Philosophy, Politics, & Econ society will hold its third conference March 21-23, 2019. Art Carden (Samford University) is looking to organize a session on Christian theology at the PPE intersection. Contact him directly at for more information.