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Wisconsin Economics Association

2008 Annual Conference Information

Wisconsin Economics Association
Annual Conference

October 17 and 18, 2008

Stevens Point, WI
Ramada Hotel

Click the links below for more information on the conference including a call for both professional and student papers for presentation, a conference registration form, a tentative program schedule and hotel information.

Featured Speaker

This year, the WEA is honored to announce that our plenary luncheon speaker will be Secretary Roberta Gassman, of theWisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond.  The luncheon will be held on Friday, October 17, 2008 at noon and is included in the registration fee. Secretary Gassman will address the audience at 12:45pm and take questions.

Roberta Gassman's Presentation (pdf)

Featured Session

The WEA is also excited to announce our afternoon plenary session will discuss the publicpolicy implications of smoking bans.  Our guest speakers will be Chad Cotti of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Scott J. Adams of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors.  Drs. Cotti and Adams recently published their article "Drunk Driving After the Passage of Smoking Bans in Bars" in the Journal of Public Economics.  The article has been cited in the Economist, in the Atlantic Monthly, on Fox News, and in newspapers worldwide, including the Wall Street Journal.  This session will begin at 4 p.m.   It will be followed by the WEA biannual meeting and then a reception.

Chad Cotti and Scott Adams' Presentation

In 2008, the WEA will begin posting papers and PowerPoint slides for each accepted presentation on our website. We will do this every year so as to maintain an archive of the annual conference proceedings over time. We hope to use this as a stepping stone to a WEA on-line journal of some type in the future.

Click here for a list of all 2008 speakers, presentations and links to the PowerPoint slides

Click here for exciting photos from the 2008 Annual Conference

Please click on the links below to register or to see more information on the 2008 annual conference.

WEA 2008 Annual Conference Info and Call for Papers and Sessions (pdf)

WEA 2008 Annual Conference Program Schedule (pdf)