2017 Conference Call for Papers

Submit your manuscript, organize a session, or sponsor a session or award today for the

2017 Kentucky Economic Association Annual Conference
Friday, October 20, 2017
Gordon Ford College of Business, Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY

Guest Lecturer:
Dr. Kathryn Anderson, Professor of Economics
Vanderbilt University

Those interested in presenting a paper, serving as a discussant, organizing a session or panel discussion, or serving as a session chair should submit their materials using our online submission form or contact:

Alex Lebedinsky
Western Kentucky University
Email: kea@wku.edu

The deadline for program submissions/abstracts is September 22, 2017.

Registration fees: $85 early registration fee; $105 (after October 13); $35 student registration fee

Completed manuscripts may be considered for publication in the Journal of Applied Economics and Policy. The JAEP is a publication of the Kentucky Economic Association. It is listed in Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities and can be accessed online through EBSCOhost and Proquest AIB/Inform.

There will be a “Best Paper Award”, as well as undergraduate paper sessions and an award for “Best Undergraduate Paper.” A completed paper must be submitted no later than October 1 to be considered.

To register for the conference and pay fees online, please use the online form.

To pay conference fees by mail, mail payment to (postmarked October 13)*:

Michael Jones

Office of State Budget Director
702 Capitol Avenue Frankfort
Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 564-7300
Fax: (502) 564-4694
Email: jmichael.jones@ky.gov


*After October 13 deadline, please pay online or at the Conference.

The conference will be held at Downing Student Union (DSU) on WKU campus. Parking will be provided in the parking structure adjacent to DSU. There are many hotel options in Bowling Green but the ones that are closest to campus are:

  1. Hyatt Place is located next WKU’s campus, at 1347 Center St, Bowling Green, KY 42101, and is 0.5mi (10 min walk) from the DSU. Conference participants can make a reservation using WKU special rate. (https://www.wku.edu/finadmin/travel/documents/hyattplacediscount.pdf).
  2. Staybridge Suites Bowling Green, 680 Campbell Ln, Bowling Green, KY 42101 is 2.6mi from DSU.
  3. Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green, 1020 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103, 3.0mi from DSU.
  4. Holiday Inn University Plaza-Bowling Green, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103, 3.0mi from DSU.
  5. Courtyard by Marriott Bowling Green Convention Center, 1010 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42104, 3.0mi from DSU.