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APPENDIX 1

AFEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEES — 2018

CONTENTS

I. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS
DIRECTORS

II. COMMITTEES
AWARDS COMMITTEE
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
FINANCE COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE FOR REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS
President, Charles Whalen, SUNY Buffalo
President-Elect, David Zalewski, Providence College
Secretary-Treasurer, Eric R. Hake, Catawba College
Past President, Geoffrey Schneider, Bucknell University

DIRECTORS
Iciar Dominguez Lacasa, University of Bremen — through Jan. 6, 2019
Stephen Paschall, Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks LLP — through Jan. 6, 2019
Asimina Christoforou, Athens University (International Director) — through Jan. 5, 2020
Valerie Kepner, King's College – through Jan. 5, 2020
John P. Watkins, Westminster College —  through Jan. 5, 2020
Tonia Warnecke, Rollins College — through Jan. 5, 2021
Timothy Wunder, The University of Texas at Arlington — through Jan. 5, 2021

COMMITTEES
Committee chairs are asked to keep the officers informed as committees carry out their work. Charges for the 2018 committees are included below. Please note that all committees are free to conduct meetings by email or other electronic methods of communication.

 

Awards Committee

Bylaws Information

(Article X, Section 3) Awards. The President shall appoint a five (5) member Awards Committee each year. This Committee shall recommend nominations for four (4) awards, the Veblen - Commons Award, the Clarence E. Ayres Award, the James H. Street Scholar, and the AFEE Service Award, to the Board of Directors, which shall have final responsibility for naming recipients of the awards.

(a) Veblen-Commons Award. The Veblen-Commons Award is given annually in recognition of scholarly contributions in the field of evolutionary institutional economics. Nominations for this award will be sought from the membership of AFEE.

(b) Clarence E. Ayres Award. In consultation with the President of AFEE, the Awards Committee will recommend a promising international scholar to be named the Ayres Scholar. Candidates for this award will be asked to submit a paper proposal and an explanation of how attendance at the annual meeting would enhance her/his work in evolutionary-institutional economics. Receipt of this award does not preclude later receipt of the Veblen-Commons Award.

(c) James H. Street Latin American Scholar. Each year the Association shall attempt to bring to the United States a Latin American scholar to present a paper at the annual program of the Association. The scholar shall be designated as the “James H. Street Latin American Scholar,” and AFEE will defray his or her expenses.

(d ) AFEE Service Award. The AFEE Service Award is given annually in recognition of service activities in aid of organizations and programs that enhance evolutionary institutional economics. Such activities might include but are not intended to be limited to (i) active mentoring, whether directly or by service as a referee for journals or as discussant at meetings; (ii) contributions to the reform of economic education and participation in innovative interdisciplinary projects; (iii) governmental or NGO service in pursuit of evolutionary social control of economies. Receipt of this award does not preclude receipt of the Veblen-Commons Award.

Committee Charge

  • Draft and distribute a call for nominations for the purpose of soliciting nominations from AFEE members for the four AFEE awards. The committee should begin its work immediately, and nominations should be due to the committee by March 31 (or earlier if the committee deems it feasible). Each nomination should include a statement of qualifications along with supporting documents such as letters of support and a vita.
  • Ensure that all information in the call for nominations conforms with AFEE bylaws and Journal of Economic Issues guidelines for the June proceedings issue (2,850 words, for example). Awardees’ papers should be written and presented in English.
  • Make a recommendation to the AFEE board of directors for each of the awards. The chair of the committee should submit its recommendations to the board of directors for approval through the AFEE president and secretary-treasurer no later than April 15, 2018. However, the committee should note that selection of awardees must be completed before the president-elect can finalize the program for the annual meeting, so the committee should work in consultation with the president-elect to ensure that all parts of program planning are in synch.
  • The chair of the awards committee should inform those who were nominated but did not receive an award by email after the board has approved the award committee’s recommendations and after the president has had sufficient time to notify the winners.
  • Build on this committee’s recent efforts to better publicize the Veblen-Commons Award.

Awards Committee Members (all terms end January 6, 2019)

Valerie Kepner (Director) — Committee Chair
Department of Economics
King’s College
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Email: valeriekepner@kings.edu

Glen Atkinson (Trustee)
Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Nevada-Reno
1420 O'Farrell Street
Reno, NV 89503
Email: glenatkinson@sbcglobal.net

Dorene Isenberg
Department of Economics
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA 92373
Email: dorene_isenberg@redlands.edu

Alexandra Bernasek
Senior Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts &
Professor, Department of Economics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Email: Alexandra.Bernasek@ColoState.edu

Tim Wunder (Director)
Department of Economics
The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76019
Email: tim.wunder@uta.edu

 

Nominating Committee

Bylaws Information

(Article XI, Section 7)  7.1 The President of the Association shall appoint a Nominating Committee of five (5) members. In appointing a Nominating Committee, the President shall bear in mind the desirability of appointing members diversified by geographical location, field of specialization, gender, and race-ethnicity. The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to nominate persons for all elective offices, including the office of Secretary-Treasurer. The names of the members of the Nominating Committee shall be made known to the membership in a timely manner.

7.2 The announcement of the composition of the committee shall be accompanied by a statement inviting suggestions from the membership for names of suitable candidates for office, and by the quotation of this section of the Bylaws. Nominations for each elective office shall be submitted by the Nominating Committee to the Secretary-Treasurer. The Board of Directors shall have authority to approve final nominations of the Nominating Committee.

7.3 The Nominating Committee shall submit to the Board of Directors for approval one (1) name for President-Elect; four (4) names for the two (2) positions to be filled annually on the Board; and two (2) names for the one (1) position of a member who is not a citizen of the United States, must reside outside the United States, and is to be filled every third year on the Board. Members of the Nominating Committee may not be nominated by the same Committee.

7.4 The Secretary-Treasurer shall announce agreed-upon nominations no later than August 15 to the general membership. The announcement shall be accompanied by the quotation of this section of the Bylaws. Additional nominations may be made by any member of the Association for any office if supported by a petition signed by twenty-five (25) members of the Association and received by the Secretary-Treasurer on or before September 15.

7.5 On or before November 1, the Secretary-Treasurer shall prepare a ballot for all members bearing the names agreed upon by the Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors, as well as the names of those nominated by petition, all to be accompanied by brief biographical sketches of the nominees. All votes returned by members of the Association shall be counted and tallied no later than December 1, on which date elections shall be deemed closed.

Committee Charge

  • Recommend nominees for president-elect and for candidates to run for director seats to be vacated next year. These recommendations should be distributed to the president and secretary-treasurer by May 1, 2018, at which point they will be forwarded to the AFEE board of directors. Nominations should include a statement of qualifications along with supporting documents such as a vita.
  • Ensure that suggested nominees are aware of their responsibilities as president-elect or director. The committee should only recommend nominees willing to attend all annual board meetings during their term.

Nominating Committee Members (all terms end January 6, 2019)

Tonia Warnecke (Director) — Committee Chair
Department of Business
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL 32789
Email: twarnecke@rollins.edu

Felipe Almeida
Department of Economics
Federal University of Paraná
Paraná, Brazil
Email: jfelipealmeida@hotmail.com

Dell Champlin (Trustee)
School of Public Policy
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Email: dell.Champlin@oregonstate.edu

Anna Klimina
St. Thomas More College
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Sk S7N 0W6
Email: aklimina@stmcollege.ca 

John P. Watkins (Director)
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Email: jwatkins@westminstercollege.edu

 

Committee on Publications and Electronic Media

Bylaws Information

(Article XI, Section 8) 8.1 The Committee on Publications and Electronic Media will have the responsibility for working to help promote the Journal of Economic Issues (in consultation with the journal’s publishing team). The Committee shall also promote AFEE through the internet and electronic social media. It also advises the Secretary-Treasurer on any resources it requires to carry out its duties. The Board will determine how to best manage the allocation process for the use of AFEE resources toward the Committee’s objectives.

8.2 When necessary, the Committee on Publications and Electronic Media is to serve as search and screening committee to select a new Editor. The Committee will establish its own procedures, make timely progress reports to the Board of Directors, and establish practical policies for the orderly transition to a new Editor. The Committee shall conduct an extensive and thorough search process. The process should be established on a global basis to invite persons familiar with institutional economics to submit their qualifications if they wish to be considered for the Editorship position. A notice to invite applications shall be sent to all members, and, in addition, shall be placed in the Journal of Economic Issues. Negotiations with universities for the financing of editorships shall be conducted by the nominee or nominees in conjunction with the President of the Association.

8.3 When necessary, the Committee on Publications and Electronic Media is to serve as search and screening committee to select a new Web Content Editor and/or Social Media Coordinator. The Committee will establish its own procedures, make timely progress reports to the Board of Directors, and establish practical policies for an orderly transition. The process should be established on a global basis to invite persons familiar with institutional economics to submit their qualifications if they wish to be considered for a position. A notice to invite applications shall be sent to all members, be posted on the AFEE website and AFEEMAIL, and other relevant electronic venues.

8.4 When appropriate, the Committee on Publications and Electronic Media shall evaluate proposals for publications and projects other than the JEI and propose action to the Board of Directors; evaluate reprint policy and propose action to the Board of Directors; put into operational form any questions about publication or republication that are called to the attention of the Committee, and propose policies to the Board of Directors; act as an advisory group to the Editor of the JEI when the Editor requests advice; and undertake such other duties as it may be charged with by the President.

8.5 The composition of the Committee on Publications shall be: The President, as chair; the President-Elect; the Editor of the JEI ; two (2) additional members to be appointed each year by the President from Association members to serve for two years, with one rotating on in an even year and one in an odd year. Serving as ex officio are members appointed to positions related to AFEE’s web and social media presence.

Committee Charge

  • Assist the outgoing and incoming editors of the Journal of Economic Issues to ensure the orderly transition to a new editor. Keep the board of directors informed about the transition by means of timely reports.
  • Help AFEE recruit (perhaps through graduate programs) and oversee the work of a web content editor and a social media coordinator.
  • Consider the possibility of publishing a special JEI issue and/or stand-alone volume on evolutionary economics (as was done in the late-1980s), both as a way to commemorate more than 50 years of AFEE and to highlight and advance institutionalist thought. The committee should also consider whether AFEE should republish it’s recent Editor’s choice collection (with an introduction and commentary).
  • Serve as AFEE’s liaison to the working group of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) on journal rankings. Jakob Kapeller and Engelbert Stockhammer are leading the working group’s research project to develop a ranking of journals in the field of political economy.

Publications Committee Members

Charles Whalen (Officer) — Committee Chair (term ends January 6, 2019)
Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, SUNY Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: cjwhalen@gmail.com

Anne Mayhew, (Trustee) (term ends January 6, 2019)
1400 Kenesaw Avenue #12G
Knoxville, TN 37919
Email: amayhew@utk.edu

David Zalewski (Officer) (term ends January 5, 2020)
Providence College
School of Business, Ryan Center 252
Providence, RI 02918
Email: zalewski@providence.edu

Christopher Brown, outgoing JEI Editor (will serve a term ending January 5, 2020)
Department of Economics
Arkansas State University
State University, AK 72467
Email: cbrown@astate.edu

William Waller (Trustee), incoming JEI Editor (will serve as long as he remains editor)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Department of Economics
Geneva, NY 14456
Email: waller@hws.edu

Web Content Editor (ex officio)
To be selected.

Social Media Coordinator (ex officio)
To be selected.

 

Membership Committee

Bylaws Information

(Article XI, Section 9) Committee on Membership. The President shall appoint a Membership Committee consisting of five (5) members. The purpose of the Committee is to provide ideas and suggestions to the Board of Directors regarding how to increase membership and to carry out Board of Directors approved programs to increase Association membership.

Committee Charge

  1. Explore ideas — and propose a plan — for retaining and increasing AFEE membership, with special attention to scholars beginning careers and to parts of the world where AFEE is not so well-known. Ideas worth exploring might include an AFEE summer school (perhaps organized in partnership with other organizations), graduate-student workshops, and outreach to scholars not based in departments of economics.

Membership Committee Members (all terms end January 6, 2019)

Iciar Dominguez Lacasa (Director) — Committee Chair
iino – Institute of Institutional & Innovation Economics
Universität Bremen, Hochschulring 4, 28359 Bremen, Germany
Email: iciar@uni-bremen.de

Siobhan Austen
Department of Economics, Curtin University
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Email: siobhan.Austen@cbs.curtin.edu.au

Avraham Barnes
Department of Economics
Rollins College
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Email: abaranes@rollins.edu

Geoffrey Schneider (Officer)
Department of Economics
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Email: gschnedr@bucknell.edu

María Eugenia Correa Vázquez
Faculty of Economics
UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
Mexico City, Mexico
Email: correa@servidor.unam.mx

 

Finance Committee

Bylaws Information

(Article XI, Section 10) 10.1 The Finance Committee shall provide advice to the Secretary-Treasurer with regard to management of the Association’s financial portfolio, its annual budget, and other policies related to the Association’s finance.

10.2 The committee will consist of six (6) members who will serve three-year terms. The Secretary-Treasurer shall serve, ex-officio. The members should have technical competence with regard to investment in financial instruments. The Committee will elect its own chair.

10.3 Two members of the Finance Committee will be appointed each year by the President in consultation with the Secretary-Treasurer. Committee members will be eligible to stand for reappointment upon completion of their term.

10.4 The charge of the Finance Committee is as follows: to function as an advisory group to the Secretary-Treasurer on issues for which the Secretary-Treasurer requests advice; to articulate financial investment issues and questions that the committee believes the Board should consider addressing and present those issues and questions to the Board; to work with the Secretary-Treasurer to prepare a draft of an annual budget for presentation to the board for review and approval; to advise the Board on policies and procedures for the expenditure of funds; to advise the Board regarding distribution of funds from the financial investments of the Association; to advise the Board on policies and procedures for the receipt of gifts to the Association and to propose policies to the Board of Directors about financial investment issues upon which the Board of Directors requests advice.

Committee Charge

  • Elect a chair of the committee from among the committee members.
  • Investigate the current allocation of AFEE's investments, and determine whether or not those allocations should be adjusted given the current macroeconomic climate (stock markets at record highs; potential for higher interest rates and a market correction). The committee should consult with appropriate financial advisors to help them with this task.
  • Determine a reasonable budgeting process whereby funds from the AFEE endowment could be spent in a responsible manner on initiatives that promote the long-term health of the association. If the committee deems it appropriate, it should submit, by midyear, a proposal for a change to the AFEE bylaws consistent with this charge.
  • Update the AFEE board on the financial dimensions of the contract with Taylor and Francis, including any recommendations for future action.

Finance Committee Members

Robert H. Scott III (term ends January 6, 2019)
Department of Economics and Finance
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ
Email: rscott@monmouth.edu

David Zalewski (Officer) (term ends January 6, 2019)
Providence College
School of Business, Ryan Center 252
Providence, RI 02918
Email: zalweski@providence.edu

Daphne T. Greenwood (term ends January 5, 2020)
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Department of Economics
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Email: dgreenwo@uccs.edu

Stephen P. Paschall (Director) (term ends January 5, 2020)
Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks LLP
Fifth Avenue Place, Suite 2900
120 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Email: spaschall@lbhmlaw.com

Gary Dymski (term ends January 5, 2021)
Leeds University Business School
Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT UK
Email: G.dymski@leeds.ac.uk

Janet Knoedler (Trustee) (term ends January 5, 2021)
Department of Economics
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Email: knoedler@bucknell.edu

Eric Hake (Officer), Secretary/Treasurer (ex-officio)
KSOB 327
Department of Economics
2300 West Innes
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC 28144
Email: erhake@catawba.edu

 

Committee for Regional and International Conferences

Bylaws Information

(Article VI, Section 6) President-Elect. The President-Elect shall have the responsibility for…chairing the Committee for Regional and International Conferences….

(Article X, Section 2) Sessions. The President-Elect shall work with the Committee for
Regional and International Conferences to organize sessions on institutional economics at appropriate regional, national, and international conferences and meetings. The name of the Association shall not be used for any presentation, program, lecture, or session of papers at any meeting that is not planned, approved, or authorized by the President-Elect. The joint sessions with other organizations shall identify the Association as a joint sponsorship.

(Article 11, Section 11) 11.1 The Committee for Regional and International Conferences shall work to organize and sponsor AFEE sessions at regional and international conference across the globe.

11.2 The President - Elect shall appoint members of the committee and/or other AFEE members to organize relevant AFEE - sponsored sessions.

11.3 The Committee shall have an annual budget established by the Board. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) The likelihood that the proposal will lead to long term increases in AFEE membership; and, (2) The likelihood of the proposal promoting institutional economics in a substantive way that would not be possible without AFEE funding. To receive funding, there must be a demonstrated financial need. Proposals will be considered in the order presented until funds are exhausted. Reimbursement for any one individual will be limited to $1,000. Exceptions to such limit require the support of the President and Secretary-Treasurer as well as the Committee for Regional and International Conferences. The President-Elect will consult with the Committee before deciding which proposals to fund. No proposal that is rejected by a majority of the Committee should receive funding.

Committee Charge

  • Work with local, regional and international associations to organize AFEE sessions, with the aim of promoting institutional economics and increasing AFEE membership.
  • Use AFEE listserv and other AFEE communications resources, working with the AFEE coordinator, to distribute calls for papers and conferences announcements as appropriate.
  • Jointly and individually explore ways to introduce the committee's activities into new regions and settings.
  • Work together, with AFEE officers and other committees as appropriate, to explore how the committee can help AFEE better position itself as an international organization.
  • By December 1, 2018, each committee member should send David Zalewski (committee chair) a report on committee-related activities and accomplishments for the year. (Areas of focus for individual committee members are listed below.)

Committee for Regional and International Conferences Members

David Zalewski (Officer) — Committee Chair (term ends January 6, 2019)
Providence College
School of Business, Ryan Center 252
Providence, RI 02918
Email: zalewski@providence.edu

David Dequech
University of Campinas
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Email: ddequech@gmail.com
Focus: Brazil
(term ends January 6, 2019)
   
Svetlana Kirdina-Chandler
Institute of Economics
Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow, Russian Federation
Email: kirdina@bk.ru       
Focus: Europe (EAEPE) and Russia
(term ends January 6, 2019)
   
Faruk Ulgen
Faculty of Economics
University Grenoble Alpes
Valence, France
E-mail: faruk.ulgen@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
Focus: Europe
(term ends January 6, 2019)
   
Robert H. Scott, III
Monmouth University
Monmouth, New Jersey, USA
Email: rscott@monmouth.edu
Focus: Eastern Economic Association, USA
(term ends January 5, 2020)
   
Asimina Christoforou (Director)
Athens University of Econ. & Bus.
Athens, Greece
Email: asimina.christoforou@gmail.com
Focus: Europe (especially Greece)
(term ends January 5, 2020)
   
Brian Chi-ang Lin
Dept. of Public Finance
National Chengchi University
Taipei, Taiwan
Email: calin@nccu.edu.tw
Focus: China and Taiwan
(term ends January 5, 2020)
   
Alicia Girón
Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México
Mexico
Email: alicia@unam.mx
Focus: Mexico
(term ends January 5, 2021)
   
Susan Schroeder
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Email: susan.schroeder@sydney.edu.au
Focus: Society of Heterodox Economists, Australia
(term ends January 5, 2021)
   
Zdravka Todorova
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Email: Zdravka.Todorova@wright.edu
Focus: Midwest, USA
(term ends January 5, 2021)