Welcome to the Midwest Economics Association
I am pleased to invite you to attend the 80th meeting of the Midwest Economics Association. I have enjoyed organizing the program for the annual conference and working with the other officers of the Association to prepare an event that I know you and we will find stimulating and a pleasure to attend. We received a wonderful variety of submissions from across the U.S. and the world. The largest numbers came, of course, from the Midwest region, but participants will join us from both coasts as well as from Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. As has long been true of the MEA, in addition to papers from distinguished faculty, we have papers by Ph.D. students and sessions of papers featuring undergraduate economic research.