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2020 aces call for papers

The Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES) is accepting proposals for:

- 8 organized sessions (all to be organized as full sessions)


- 1 poster session (up to 20 poster presentations—submitted by individuals)

The sessions are sponsored by ACES and are part of the meetings of the Allied Social Sciences Associations to be held in San Diego, CA on January 3-5, 2020. The submission deadline has been extended to May 5. Please click here for the full announcement, and please click here to learn about membership.

montias prizes announced

The winners of the J. Michael Montias Prize were announced at the Annual Members' Meeting on January 5, 2019. The Montias Prize is given to the best paper published in the Journal of Comparative Economics over the past two years, and this year there were two papers receiving this honor: "Design and Evolution in Institutional Development: The Insignificance of English Bill of Rights" by Peter Murrell, and "The clan and the corporation: Sustaining cooperation in China and Europe" by Avner Greif and Guido Tabellini.

Gerard Roland, Josef Brada, Nauro Campos, Robbie Brada, and Daniel Berkowitz at the ACES Annual Members' Meeting on January 5, 2019. The journal editors presented the Bradas with plaques recognizing their ACES careers.


At the ACES Annual Members' Meeting on January 5, 2019, Josef Brada and Robbie Brada officially stepped down as Executive Secretary and Coordinator for Membership Services of the ACES after 22 years (!!!) of stewardship and service. Joe and Robbie set up a governance structure exhibiting transparency and integrity; they left us with nine slots for presentations during the annual ASSA meetings; they worked hard to improve the quality of our journals and, they left us in terrific financial shape. We wish them the best in their well deserved retirement and look forward to seeing them.