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2022 AFEE election results and conference update

Subject: AFEE election results, annual program, and board meeting invitation

The AFEE 2022 elections closed on November 30th with the following results:

President:  Mary Wrenn, University of West England
President-Elect: Gary Dymski, Leeds University Business School
Board members (2022-2025):
            Lynne Chester, University of Sydney
            Wolfram Elsner, University of Bremen

The AFEE annual meeting will be January 7 – 10, 2022 with sessions at the ASSA and ICAPE conferences.  The complete AFEE program is available on the conferences tab at www.afee.net. To attend the sessions at ASSA you must register for the ASSA conference at www.aeaweb.org/conference.  For more information about the ICAPE conference held after the ASSA conference, please visit www.icape.org

At the annual conference, we have several events that are listed separately on the ASSA webpage.  For more information about the Veblen-Commons Award presentation by L. Randall Wray, the Presidential Address by John Watkins, and the AFEE membership meeting, please see the details below, review the complete program on our website or select the events link on the ASSA preliminary program.

The Annual AFEE Board meeting will be held Thursday January 6, 2022 via zoom from 5:30 – 10:00 pm EST.  This board meeting is open to the membership.  If you would like to attend, please let me know at Log into your account to view the email address. so I can add you to the list of attendees and share the log in information.


2022 Clarence Ayres Scholar: Asimina Christoforou, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
2022 James H. Street Scholar: Jairo Parada, University of the North
2022 Service Award: Eric Hake, Catawba College

2021 JEI Editor’s Choice Award:

Food Deserts and Supermarket Culture in Denver Colorado by Sasha Breger Bush. Journal of Economic Issues. Volume 55, number 3, 697-716.
Sasha Breger Bush is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado-Denver.

Treating Consumption: How the Social Costs of Chain Stores Affect Consumers by Carlo Dellora. Volume 55, number 3, 717-735.
Carlo Dellora is a lawyer and PhD candidate at Monash University.

AFEE Annual Board Meeting
Thursday January 6, 2022 5:30 – 10:00 PM (EST)
The AFEE board meeting is open to all members. If you would like to attend, please contact S/T Eric Hake Log into your account to view the email address.

AFEE Annual Membership Meeting
Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
In addition to our review of the board meeting, members can share their own work or items they would like to raise.  We will recognize the 2022 award recipients and the JEI Editor’s Prize winner. 

Veblen Commons Scholar Award Presentation
Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
Presiding: Yeva Nersisyan, Franklin and Marshall College
“Wampeters, Foma, and Granfalloons: Monetary Myths and Not-So-Innocent Fraud”
L. Randall Wray, Levy Economics Institute

AFEE Presidential Address
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
Presiding: Charles Whalen, University at Buffalo
“The Origins and Evolution of Consumer Capitalism: The Paradoxes Posed by Continuous Mass Production”
John Watkins, Westminster College

Best wishes for a productive 2022.


Eric Hake
Secretary-Treasurer, Association For Evolutionary Economics

Ketner 302, 2300 W. Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144-2441
704-637-4422 (fax)
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