2018 Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at Radford University April 5-6, 2018. The event will kick off with the plenary session on Thursday afternoon and will finish by Friday at noon.

Sandridge Lecture

The 2018 Sandridge Lecturer is Sheryl Ball, Professor of Economics at Virginia Tech.

Lecture Title: Neuroeconomics – Why Economists Need Brains

Dr. Sheryl Ball is a Professor of Economics at Virginia Tech. She is an experimental economist that in recent years is also doing very interesting work in the area of Neuroeconomics.  Dr. Ball studies different aspects of individual decision-making as well strategic behavior both inside and out of the lab. Much of her current research is interdisciplinary and done in collaboration with others at the Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute and Medical Center in Roanoke. In addition to her academic achievements, her contributions to research in these fields has also been acknowledged by the National Science Foundation, Hewlett Packard, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Institute for Dispute Resolution, Hughes Telecommunications and Space, as well as university-level research grants, including a senior fellowship from the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment. Her work has led to the development of intellectual property, including software programs to help individuals and companies prepare for and participate in auctions.

Dr. Sheryl Ball received her bachelor’s degree with honors in mathematical methods in social sciences, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in managerial economics and decision sciences from Northwestern University. She also currently serves as the Associate Department Head in Economics at Virginia Tech. She has also served as an Associate Dean for curriculum, instruction, and advising in the College of Science. As a woman in STEM Dr. Ball has presented work on active learning and research, as well as women in science and is actively involved with mentoring for Committee for the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

Abstract submission

We are no longer accepting abstracts for the 2018 conference.

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 Raymond MacDermott (MacDermottRJ@vmi.edu).

You can register for the 2018 event here.

Hotel Information

Best Western Radford Inn ($75/night for Thursday night)

Reservations can be made here or by calling (540) 639-3000

Directions and Parking

A map of the campus, including parking, is available here.  Please use the parking permit sent to you by email.

Conference Program

You can view the conference program here.