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Thursday, 09 September 2021 13:15

WRSA: Fall 2021 Newsletter + 2022 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ (near Phoenix)

The Fall 2021 Newsletter is attached and contains everything you'll need to start planning our 61st Annual Meeting in Scottsdale,  AZ (near Phoenix). For those wanting the information now, here are the key details:

Paper Submission: Papers should be submitted to the WRSA website by October 15, although as in past years the "deadline" will be extended until the end of November. Only full papers (draft format acceptable) will be accepted. The program review committee will review and invitations will be sent to the accepted papers. Draft papers are sufficient for the October deadline, so long as we have a complete version in hand by the end of January 2022. 

Hotel Reservations: Our negotiated room rate at the Hilton is $209/night (plus applicable taxes). Full details and a reservation link are posted on our website (link here). The daily resort charge of $42 will be waived for our group. But, you will still enjoy free parking (both self/valet parking), free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public space (not including meeting rooms), free 24-hour access to the fitness center and business center, free bike rental, and free shuttle service within a 3-mile radius. The hotel has agreed to honor our special room rate four days prior to and three days following our meeting (Feb 13th through Feb 23th), based on availability. Please note: after January 18, 2022, the hotel will no longer honor our special room rate! Be sure to book early!

Tiebout Prize: Advisors and Ph.D. students alike are reminded that October 15 is the hard deadline for submissions for the 36th Annual Tiebout Prize in Regional Science. Visit the WRSA website for full details about Tiebout Prize. Papers co-authored with faculty advisors are acceptable, however, the primary author must meet the Tiebout student requirements and the bulk of the substantive work and contribution of the paper must have come from the student. REQUIRED: Submitted pdfs of the paper must include a letter from the faculty advisor confirming that these requirements have been met.

Student Conference Assistants: WRSA is seeking several students to assist with meeting registration in Pasadena. In exchange for 8-10 hours of volunteering at the registration desk, students will receive a complete rebate of their preregistration fees (worth $150, to be processed as a refund following the meeting) and potentially discounted staff rooms at the conference hotel. Contact me via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're interested.

Session Chairs and Paper Discussants: Planning to come to Hawaii and won’t be presenting a paper? We are always VERY happy to assign you to session chair or paper discussant duties if you’re willing. Just drop us an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to let us know your preferences and availability constraints.

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