The Atlantic Association of Applied Economists (AAAE) is pleased to announce the 2021 AAAE Student Panel


The student panel provides a great opportunity for students to present their research to a group of professional economists and potential future employers.

Students who participate in this event do not need to prepare a report, only a presentation. Past presenters have found this to be a highly beneficial experience and learning opportunity.

All presenters receive a certificate of participation.


Three or four candidates will be invited to make a short (12-15 min) presentation at the monthly AAAE meeting next March. Admission is free, and a light lunch will be provided. There will be a short question and answer session following each presentation.

Date and Location

The event takes place on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm via Teams Meeting, details to be sent once registered.

Eligibility and Guidelines

The competition is open to current students who may be finishing major projects or theses in 2021, or who have completed major projects or theses (undergraduate or graduate) in 2020. Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to participate.

Any economics-related topic will be considered (some examples are economic development, fiscal policy, labour market policy, environmental policy).  No research paper or thesis is required but the best presentations will draw upon work underway or already completed.

Presentations should focus on why the topic is important, how economic principles apply to the topic, the results of relevant data analysis, and resulting policy options or recommendations. Any specific relevance to Atlantic Canada is appreciated but not required.

How to Apply

Interested students must apply through their university department and should include a one-page summary of their topic/presentation and their email address. They cannot apply directly to the AAAE.

Each economics department can make up to 2 student submissions. Departments should forward the one-page topic/presentation summaries, along with the name, email address, university, and student status for each student submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  Selected candidates will be notified and asked to confirm by February 24th.

For more on the AAAE or the panel, please email Lana Asaff and Holly Chisholm at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.