Please Join Us In Charleston, South Carolina!

February 8-11, 2017

Our 54th annual conference will take place at the Francis Marion Hotel , 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403, Phone 843-722-0600, Fax 843-853-2186.

Sessions take place on Thursday, February 9th, and Friday, February 10th, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The J. Anderson Davis Luncheon occurs on Friday between 12:00-1:30 p.m. On Saturday, February 11, we have the Teacher Training Program between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
The AEF holds the following special events and competitions at the conference:

  • President's Reception (Feb. 9)
  • J. Anderson Davis Luncheon (Feb. 10)
  • Teacher Training Workshop (Feb. 11)
  • Outstanding Paper Competition in Economics
    (More Information)Authors wishing to enter the Best Conference Paper competitions should prepare a hard copy submission to bring to the conference. These are deposited at the registration table in the conference reception area. The papers are evaluated by a committee of judges, and the best papers will be announced and awards presented at the 2018 conference at the end of the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon.
  • Outstanding Paper Competition in Finance
    (More Information)Authors wishing to enter the Best Conference Paper competitions should prepare a hard copy submission to bring to the conference. These are deposited at the registration table in the conference reception area. The papers are evaluated by a committee of judges, and the best papers will be announced and awards presented at the 2018 conference at the end of the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon.
  • Outstanding PhD Student Paper Competition in Economics
    (More Information) PhD students wishing to enter the PhD Student Paper Competition should email a PDF version of their conference paper to
    ojml@unomaha.edu
    on or before December 15. The written content of the papers is judged prior to the conference. Presentation of the paper at the conference will also be judged and the best Economics paper will be announced and award presented at the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon on February 10, 2017.

  • Outstanding PhD Student Paper Competition in Finance
    (More Information) PhD students wishing to enter the PhD Student Paper Competition should email a PDF version of their conference paper to
    ojml@unomaha.edu
    on or before December 15. The written content of the papers is judged prior to the conference. Presentation of the paper at the conference will also be judged and the best Finance paper will be announced and award presented at the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon on February 10.

  • Outstanding Master Student Paper Competition (Economics, Finance, MBA)
    (More Information)Master students wishing to enter the paper competition should email a PDF version of their conference paper to
    ojml@unomaha.edu
    on or before December 15. The written content of the papers is judged prior to the conference. Presentation of the paper at the conference will also be judged and the best paper will be announced and award presented at the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon on February 10.

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Competition in Economics
    (More Information) Undergraduate students presenting papers at the 2017 AEF Conference should email their completed paper to
    dboldt@westga.edu
    (Dr. David Boldt, University of West Georgia) the coordinator of the undergraduate paper sessions, by Friday, January 27, 2017. Please limit the length of the paper to 20 double-spaced typed pages. Based on the paper as well as the quality of the presentation at the conference, best undergraduate paper awards will be presented at the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon on February 10.

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Paper Competition in Finance
    (More Information) Undergraduate students presenting papers at the 2017 AEF Conference should email their completed paper to
    dboldt@westga.edu
    (Dr. David Boldt, University of West Georgia) the coordinator of the undergraduate paper sessions, by Friday, January 27, 2017. Please limit the length of the paper to 20 double-spaced typed pages. Based on the paper as well as the quality of the presentation at the conference, best undergraduate paper awards will be presented at the J. Anderson Davis Luncheon on February 10.


PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES:

The AEF also sponsors The Academy of Economics and Finance Journal, a journal of peer-reviewed papers presented at the conference, in addition to a Papers and Proceedings volume. Papers may be submitted AFTER the conference by following the directions HERE.


HOW TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT:
To submit an abstract of a paper to be presented at the conference, follow these steps:

  1. If you don't already have one, create a user's account by clicking the "Create An Account" link next to the user login box.
  2. Login and you will see the "Submit A Paper" menu item on the right side of the page. Click this item and enter the requested information into the form.
  3. Once your abstract has been approved for presentation, an acceptance letter will be emailed to you. This letter will invite you to present your paper at the annual conference.
  4. Upon receipt of the acceptance letter, you must indicate your acceptance of the invitation by registering for the conference. If you change your mind after submitting an abstract, please contact the program chair and let him/her know.


CONFERENCE FEES:

  • Registration Fee if received on or before January 9, 2017 is $125
  • Registration Fee if received on January 10, 2017 or after is $155
  • Student Registration Fee is $40
  • J. Anderson Davis Luncheon cost is $20 per person (students eat free)
  • Teacher Training Program no additional charge
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received on or before January 31, 2017 to receive a partial refund. $45 of your registration fee is non-refundable. Cancellations received after January 31, 2017 are not eligible for a refund.


CONFERENCE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
Conference participants may reserve hotel rooms directly with the Francis Marion Hotel by calling 1-843-722-0600 and asking for group reservations. Use group code "AEF". The conference hotel rate starts at $149 (USD) plus applicable tax. A credit card guaranteeing first night room deposit is required.


Charleston International Airport
The Charleston International Airport is approximately 12 miles from the hotel.


KEY DEADLINES SUMMARY:

  • September 1, 2016: First day for abstract submissions.
  • November 30, 2016: Deadline for submission of abstracts.
  • January 31, 2017: Last day to cancel and still receive a partial refund.

We hope to see you in Charleston!

Shahdad Naghshpour
AEF Program Chair, President Elect
University of Southern Mississippi