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Mission & Purpose

The Eastern Economic Association is a not-for-profit corporation whose object is to promote educational and scholarly exchange on economic affairs. Towards that end, the Association encourages the freedom of research and discussion. In pursuit of these goals it publishes the Eastern Economic Journal, holds an annual conference and meeting of members, and has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to provide economic education to college students in our region.

Executive Committee
President: Jeffrey Sachs
President-Elect: Pinelopi Goldberg
Vice-President: Edward Glaeser
Past-President: Janet Currie
Treasurer: Natalia Smirnova 
Executive Director: Donn Johnson
EEJ Co-Editor: Allan Zebedee
EEJ Co-Editor: Cynthia Bansak


Professional Staff

Alexandre Olbrecht, Conference Manager



Mary Lesser, Executive Director Emeritus

Alexander Olbrecht, Executive Director Emeritus


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