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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.

Payment Amounts

ACE at the ASSA Meetings in New Orleans

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. 7, 2023 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant – French Quarter, 841 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA

Located 0.3 miles from the Marriott

The Future of Globalization: Insights from Economics and Theology (F6, F5)

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
New Orleans Marriott – Preservation Hall Studio 10
Chair: Stephen Smith, Hope College

Panelist(s)

Robert C. Tatum – University of North Carolina-Asheville
Judith M. Dean – Brandeis University
Brent P. Waters – Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
Andrew M. Yuengert – Pepperdine University

JEL Classifications
  • F6 – Economic Impacts of Globalization
  • F5 – International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy

Microeconomics Studies in Development (I3, I2)

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
New Orleans Marriott – Preservation Hall Studio 10
Chair: Kira M. Villa, University of New Mexico

Floods, Women’s Outcomes and Infant Mortality: Evidence from Three Countries in Africa
Berenger Djoumessi Tiague, University of Minnesota

Long-term Impacts of Exposure to Natural Disasters during Childhood and Adolescence: Evidence from Indonesia
Mengqi Liu, Gordon College
Kira M. Villa, University of New Mexico

Why Programs Fail: Lessons for Improving Public Service Quality from a Mixed-Methods Evaluation of an Unsuccessful Teacher Training Program in Nepal
Julie A. Schaffner, Tufts University
Paul Glewwe, University of Minnesota
Uttam Sharma, Institute for Social and Environmental Research – Nepal

Digital Training for Micro-Entrepreneurs: Experimental Evidence from Guatemala
Manuel Alejandro Estefan Davila, University of Notre Dame


JEL Classifications

  • I3 – Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
  • I2 – Education and Research Institutions

Colorado Christian University Announces online MS Economics Degree

Colorado Christian University (CCU) is offering a new fully online MS Economics degree that focuses on the global arena and economic development while giving graduate students a strong foundation in quantitative competencies. CCU is also offering an online MBA with an Emphasis in Economics. CCU would like to offer graduating seniors from Christian Colleges a tuition discount if their Christian College is willing to promote CCU programs to their undergraduate students. Please contact Connie Ostwald at [email protected] for more information on a mutually beneficial partnership.

Westmont College – Tenure Track positions

The Department of Economics and Business at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate rank in Economics and Business to begin in August 2023. Candidates should have a PhD in economics. A minimum of 2-3 years teaching experience is preferred.

Two positions are available: one oriented towards macroeconomics, and the other to microeconomics and data analytics.

Additional details can be found in the attached documents.