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The Economics of Regional Association

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  • John J. Siegfried

    () (Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University, Secretary-Treasurer for the American Economic Association)

Abstract

Membership and conference attendance trends of regional economics associations are reported and analyzed. Although membership and conference attendance grow steadily at the American Economic Association, both are stagnant for the regional associations. Membership elasticity for economics associations ranges from -0.25 to -0.50; conference attendance is very inelastic with respect to registration fees. While the regional associations may find it challenging to grow, they have the capacity to expand revenues if that should be necessary to survive.

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  • John J. Siegfried, 2001. "The Economics of Regional Association," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0115, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Regional economics associations; demand for conventions; demand for journals;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • L30 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - General

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