2018 Westerfield Awards

We’re excited to announce the 2018 Westerfield Awards. Click below for details!

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2017 Freedom and Justice Conference in NYC

The NEA is excited to announce the upcoming 2017 Freedom and Justice Conference in NYC.

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August 2016 Freedom and Justice Conference in Washington, D.C

Register for the upcoming August 2016 Freedom and Justice Conference in Washington, D.C"

The NEA is excited to announce the upcoming August 2016 Freedom and Justice Conference in Washington, D.C.

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NEA 2015 President Lisa D. Cook and Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz

The NEA had the honor of hosting Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz at the Sir W. Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture on January 3, 2016. 

A renowned scholar and University Professor at Columbia University, Professor Stiglitz served as Chief Economist of the World Bank and Chairman of the (U.S. President’s) Council of Economic Advisers.

The Sir W. Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture recognizes an economist who has produced seminal research on economic development or made a significant contribution to economic development through public service.

NEA is honored to Host Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz

The NEA had the honor of hosting Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz at the Sir W. Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture on January 3, 2016. 

A renowned scholar and University Professor at Columbia University, Professor Stiglitz served as Chief Economist of the World Bank and Chairman of the (U.S. President’s) Council of Economic Advisers.

The Sir W. Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture recognizes an economist who has produced seminal research on economic development or made a significant contribution to economic development through public service.

NEA Hosts Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz at Sir W. Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture

NEA Awards Lecture 2016

The NEA is pleased to announce that Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz will give the Sir W. Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture on January 3, 2016. 

A renowned scholar and University Professor at Columbia University, Professor Stiglitz served as Chief Economist of the World Bank and Chairman of the (U.S. President’s) Council of Economic Advisers.

The Sir W. Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture recognizes an economist who has produced seminal research on economic development or made a significant contribution to economic development through public service.

View more details about the 2016 ASSA Meetings here.

“The Minority Report”

The latest “Minority Report” is now available.  It captures the annual news of the Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, the National Economic Association, and the American Society of Hispanic Economists.

In this 2015 edition, learn more about recent trends in wealth of minority groups.

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NEA Selects Professor Samuel Myers For Westerfield Award

View Photos! NEA Selects University of Minnesota Professor Samuel Myers For Westerfield Award

University of Minnesota Professor Samuel Myers has been named as the Samuel Z. Westerfield Award recipient by the National Economic Association (NEA).

The award, the NEA’s highest honor, was presented at the organization’s 2015 annual meeting.

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Photo credit: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo

The Westerfield Award is named after the distinguished economist and former Ambassador to Liberia, Samuel Z. Westerfield. Established in 1973, it acknowledges outstanding scholarly achievements and public service by an African-American economist. Previous recipients include Nobel Laureate Sir W. Arthur Lewis, Phyllis Wallace and Marcus Alexis.

Dr. Myers is the Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice at the University of Minnesota. He specializes in the impacts of social policies on the poor, and he’s a pioneer in the use of applied econometric techniques to examine a range of racial disparities.

Myers is a national authority on the methodology of conducting disparity studies and has served as an expert witness in the groundbreaking federal case of GEOD vs New Jersey Transit (3rd Circuit Court of Appeals). He is a co-founder of the Colorado Minnesota Disparity Study Consortium, which regularly provides technical assistance to state transportation departments, airport authorities, and local transit agencies. He is also a past president of the NEA.

The National Economic Association was founded in 1969 to promote the professional lives of minorities within the profession. The organization focuses on producing and distributing knowledge of economic issues that are of exceptional interest to native and immigrant African Americans, Latinos, and other people of color.