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Call for Papers: ACE Session at the 2024 SEA Meetings

ACE again expects to offer a Presidential Session at the Southern Economics Association’s 2024
meetings, to be held in Washington, D.C., November 23-25. ACE thanks Ngina Chiteji for her good
offices in making this possible.

Subject areas are open, but ideally this session would feature scholarship that explores connections
between religion and economic activity (in the past or the present) or focuses on areas of particular
interest to Christian economists. Presidential Session proposals undergo expedited review and
therefore have a high likelihood of acceptance.

Interested authors should email a paper title and an abstract (1,000 characters or less, or
approximately 250 words), along with author’s name, affiliation, and email address to ACE President
Stephen Smith at slssmith@hope.edu by Thursday, March 28. Questions are welcome, too, and may be
sent to the same address. (For co-authored papers, please submit the relevant information for all
authors.) Junior scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

ACE will notify authors in early April about inclusion in the session; the SEA expects to send its official
notices of acceptance with instructions for registration in mid-June.

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 slssmith@hope.edu.  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, slssmith@hope.edu.

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

Canadian Mennonite University – Full-Time Faculty Position

Canadian Mennonite University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Business and Organizational Administration. We seek individuals who have the capacity to enhance the program depth of the growing Redekop School of Business, within the context of CMU’s commitment to interdisciplinary education. Welcome areas of specialization or strength include accounting, management and leadership, human resources, business policy, marketing, entrepreneurship, international business, and business and development. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to a candidate with a terminal degree (PhD, DBA). If a candidate does not have a terminal degree, they must demonstrate a pathway to a terminal degree.

Link to Job Posting  https://www.cmu.ca/about/employment/196

Hope College Job Opening in Finance/Accounting

The Hope College Department of Economics & Business invites applications for an open-rank finance or accounting tenure-track or term position to start Fall 2024Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine teaching excellence with a productive research agenda, should be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college, and should have a commitment to the historic Christian faith. A Ph.D in finance or accounting is preferred but a master’s would be considered for a non-tenure track appointment. Responsibilities include teaching, scholarly research, program leadership, and advising undergraduate students.

For more information see the job posting here.

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 sehamers@syr.edu. 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, sehamers@syr.edu.

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.