Category Archives: Announcements

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 [email protected] 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 [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 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

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!

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.

Bryan College – Seeks Economics and/or Finance Full-Time professor

Bryan College, a regionally-accredited, Christian Liberal Arts Institution, along with the Business and Economics Department, seeks applications from persons interested in a non-tenure Economics, Finance and/or Accounting full-time teaching position to begin August 2023.  This position includes instruction at the general survey, upper-division, and graduate levels in the School of Professional Studies.

Please view the link below for additional details:

https://www.bryan.edu/employment/economics-and-or-finance-full-time-professor/

Call for Abstracts

Economics for the Common Good: The Work of Christian Economists

A conference sponsored by:

The Association of Christian Economists
&
The Department of Economics and Business at Hope College

Conference Dates: July 20th to 22nd 2023
Submissions Due: January 15th 2023

The economics discipline is at the center of some of the biggest questions that humans face, including those about poverty, wealth, the role of the state, inequality, growth, the cost of living, migration, education, and family. Christian thinking has often motivated scholars to delve deeply into these important questions, sometimes offering a distinct way of approaching our pursuit of the common good. In order to explore Christian’s work in the discipline of economics, and to spur Christian thinking about economic topics, the Association of Christian Economists invites all interested scholars to join us for an academic conference at Hope College in Holland, MI, in July of 2022.

The conference will feature three plenary lectures by Paul Oslington (Alphacrucis University College), Sarah Hamersma (Syracuse University), and Daniel Hungerman (University of Notre Dame), as well as concurrent sessions featuring presentations by economists from a variety of Christian theological and economic traditions. We welcome papers that are theoretical, empirical, historical, or philosophical in nature, as well as proposals for panel sessions around a theme of general interest. We welcome papers that specifically address the relationship between faith and economic reasoning as well as those that use conventional economic analysis to investigate questions of interest. Selected papers from the conference will appear in Faith & Economics, the journal of the Association of Christian Economists.

Instructions

Individual paper submissions should include a title, author, and abstract. Full paper drafts are welcome. Complete session proposals are encouraged and should include title/author/abstract for 3 to 4 speakers. Panel sessions that do not include research presentations should include a title, a detailed description of the topic to be discussed, and the proposed participants. All questions and submissions should be emailed to [email protected]. First priority will be given to submissions received before January 15th, 2023. 

Submissions from graduate students are encouraged. Students can attend at a discounted rate, and there is a limited pool of travel support available for students whose papers are accepted. Please indicate your desire to apply for this support in an email to [email protected].

Location

Hope College’s campus, green and full of bursting flower beds in July, abuts Holland’s attractive downtown with its many shops, restaurants, and brew pubs. The beautiful sandy beaches of Lake Michigan are close by. We anticipate a convivial time of scholarly discussion, fellowship, and conversation over the course of the meetings.

This page will be updated with information about registration, lodging, and other details as they become available.

ACE Luncheon (January 7, 2023, New Orleans)

We are excited to announce that after 3 years, the ACE Luncheon is back in person!

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.

The lunch will be held on Saturday, January 7th, 2023, from 12:30 – 2 pm, between our two sponsored sessions. It will be hosted at a nearby restaurant (Deanie’s Seafood – French Quarter). The restaurant is a short walk (0.3 miles) from the Marriott (location of our sessions.)

Menu:

Appetizers:

Seafood Gumbo – Award Winning gumbo with shrimp, crabmeat, okra and oysters.

Bucktown Blues Salad – Romaine hearts, Danish blue cheese crumbles, spiced pecan pieces and Deanie’s original Fig Vinigrette

Entrees:

Seafood Platter – Fresh golden fried shrimp, catfish, oysters, and crawfish croquettes. Served with French Fries and Coleslaw

Barbeque Shrimp Pasta – Linguine pasta tossed with Louisiana shrimp and a creamy style New Orleans style barbeque sauce. Served with garlic brea.

Grilled Chicken Breast – served with vegetables and potatoes

Dessert:

Homemade Cheesecake – Creamy homemade cheesecake on a graham cracker and pecan crust. Topped with a strawberry puree

Drink options include fountain drinks, coffee, tea and water. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available by request (which can be communicated via the survey above).

Advance Payment

The total cost of the meal including tax and tip is $55 per person. Click below to prepay for your luncheon (which would be a great help!) We will be collecting payments (cash, credit card, or check) at the luncheon as well.

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