Plenary Talks at 2018 Annual Meeting

The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Economics Association were held Friday, March 23, through Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the Hilton Orrington Evanston/Chicago. 


On Friday, March 23, 2018, C. Woody Thompson Lecturer Sergio Rebelo (Tokai Bank Chair in International Finance at the Kellogg School of Management) presented "Lags Costs and Shocks: An Equilibrium Model of the Oil Market."



On Saturday, March 24, 2018, MEA President Ellen McGrattan, Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota and Consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis presented "Sweat Equity in US Private Business." 


2018 MEA Annual Meeting on March 23-25

Hilton Orrington/Evanston

Evanston, Illinois—Urban Suburban North Shore

Evanston is a diverse, high-energy area located in the North Shore of Chicago, just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. Evanston offers natural beauty, charm, and close proximity to Chicago. The vibrant walk everywhere community of Evanston is right outside your door with well over 167 restaurants, art galleries, specialty shops, cafes, bookstores, entertainment venues and a unique business district. 

Message from MEA President McGrattan

I want to welcome everyone to the 82nd meeting of the Midwest Economic Association (MEA). I have enjoyed working with the other officers of the MEA to put together what I expect will be a high quality scientific conference.  There will be 517 presentations and special sessions organized by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), the Committee for the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE), and the Federal Reserve Economic Database (FRED).  Presenters hail from all over the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, China, Egypt, Korea, Singapore, Nepal, Ghana, Japan, and Turkey.  In addition to distinguished faculty, we have papers from Ph.D. students and several special undergraduate sessions.

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