2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held at the University of Richmond downtown campus and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia March 16-17, 2017. The event will kick off with the plenary session on Thursday afternoon and will finish by Friday at noon.

Sandridge Lecture

The 2017 Sandridge Lecturer is Allan Drazen, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. Allan Drazen is Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976 and has also help positions at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Tel-Aviv University. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He has been on the editorial boards of numerous journals and was the Co-Editor of Economics and Politics from 1998 to 2003. He has published many articles in the top journals and his graduate-level textbook Political Economy in Macroeconomics was chosen as the by the Association of American Publishers as the best book in economics published in 2000 by a Professional or Scholarly Press. His current research is on various aspects of electoral politics and on behavior of political leaders, focused on behavioral and experimental approaches.


Abstract submission

If you would like to be considered for the 2017 program, please fill out the form found here by February 15, 2017. An abstract is required in the submission process. Submissions will not be accepted via email. If you have any questions please contact the Program Chair, Sonya Ravindranath Waddell (sonya.waddell@rich.frb.org).

Conference registration


The costs are $70 for the conference and $40 for the banquet ($110 for both), but if you pay via our PayPal account before the conference you will receive a $10 discount on the conference fee. After filling out the registration form you will receive a PayPal invoice within a few days. A link is provided in the invoice for you to make payment and receive the discount.

Student fees are $0 for the conference and $40 for the banquet. We will accept payment at the door (without the discount.) If you have questions about the registration, please contact Sonya Ravindranath Waddell at sonya.waddell@rich.frb.org

Hotel Information


t: +1 804 344 4300 I d: +1 804 727 2111 I f: +1 804 727 2125

501 East Broad Street I Richmond VA 23219 I United States


The room rate of $199/night is guaranteed until February 15.  In addition, guests of the Hilton will be able to get a shuttle from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond back to the hotel after the Thursday evening (March 16) event. Shuttles are ava

Alternative Hotel

201 West Broad Street Richmond, VA  23220

Reservations: 844-75-QUIRK  I  Direct line: 804-644-3430

Directions and Parking

University of Richmond, Downtown Campus

University of Richmond Downtown is conveniently located in the heart of the city at 626 E. Broad Street. A parking deck is located adjacent to the building on 7th Street between Broad and Marshall Streets. Street parking, metered parking, and other parking decks are conveniently located on nearby streets.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

701 E Byrd St, Richmond VA 23219

Those who are registered for the dinner will also be registered with the Law Enforcement Unit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Please enter through the lobby and you will be escorted to the 23rd floor.

Preliminary program

The program is here or view it below.