I want to start my tenure as President of the SED by thanking Tim Kehoe for doing an amazing job over the last three years. He oversaw the organization of two very successful meetings in Edinburgh and Mexico, and next year’s meeting in St. Louis, which also promises to be a great event. During Tim‘s time as President, we have seen the visibility of the Society grow along with the number of submissions for the summer meeting. Tim has also expanded the presence of SED at the winter ASSA meetings by adding a third session. Of course, Tim and I both have the great fortune to have Marina Azzimonti as Secretary and Erwan Quintin as Treasurer. Marina and Erwan will continue in their roles during my three years as President and should take the credit for any successes.
In other news, I am very happy to announce that the 31st meeting will be held at the Universitat Autonoma in Barcelona. The dates for the meeting are scheduled to be June 21 to 23. The last day coincides with the celebration in honor of San Joan, a day that is very special in the city of Barcelona. This will be our second time there. The last time was 1995 when Ed Prescott was President and Ramon Marimon (also a past president) was program chair. I am also working on other exciting venues for the 2021 and 2022 meetings. Stay tuned for more on that.
The next annual meeting of the Society of Economic Dynamics will take place in St. Louis, MO from June 27th to June 29th, 2019 (see details here). We are pleased to announce plenary talks by Jan Eeckhout, Emmanuel Farhi and Laura Veldkamp. You can now submit your paper for the conference using ConferenceMaker until February 15th, 2019. We are looking forward to receiving many exciting submissions for the academic program!