2019 Annual Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the University of Richmond Downtown April 4-5, 2019. The event will kick off with the plenary session on Thursday afternoon and will finish by Friday at noon.

Sandridge Lecture

The 2019 Sandridge Lecturer is Thomas Barkin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Lecture Title: A Practitioner’s Perspective on the Productivity Slowdown

Lecturer Bio

Tom Barkin is the president and chief executive officer of the Richmond Fed. He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018.

In this role, he is responsible for the Bank’s monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services as well as oversight of the Federal Reserve System’s information technology organization. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin oversaw McKinsey’s offices in the southern United States and provided strategic counsel to a diverse portfolio of clients. Barkin also served on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the board’s chairman from 2013 to 2014.

Barkin is a member of the Emory University Board of Trustees and the Greater Washington Partnership.

Barkin earned his bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees from Harvard University.

(Bio retrieved from the Federal Reserve Bank’s web page.)

Abstract submission

If you would like to submit a paper to be considered in the 2019 program, please fill out the form found here by February 1st, 2019. All accepted papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award, which will be awarded after the April meeting. We are also planning both a student presentation session and a student poster session.

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 Brian Hollar (bhollar@marymount.edu).

Register for the 2019 conference here.

Hotel Information

Richmond Marriott Downtown

Marriott is offering the VAE a rate of $169 for the evening of April 4th, but the reservation must be made by March 21.  To use the discount, please click on the link here.

Directions and Parking

Plug the following addresses into your favorite GPS application (see the program for locations of events):

University of Richmond, Downtown Campus (626 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219)

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, VA 23219)

Conference Program

The conference program can be found here.