Cecilia E. Rouse Elected Vice President of American Economic Association

Cecilia E. Rouse, dean of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education and professor of economics and public affairs, has been elected to a one-year term as vice president of the American Economic Association (AEA).
 
Rouse’s term officially begins Jan. 5, 2015, the last day of the 2015 AEA annual meeting in Boston. She said she is looking forward to her work as an AEA officer.
 
“I’m honored to be elected vice president of the AEA for this upcoming year,” Rouse said. “I’ve been a long-time member of the AEA, and I am just about to begin my third term as chair of its Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. I look forward to serving in this new role.”
 
In addition to Rouse, other elected officials include AEA President-Elect Robert Shiller of Yale University; Vice President-Elect Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, former Princeton professor of economics and public affairs and currently a distinguished fellow in residence of the Brookings Institution; and Executive Committee Members David Autor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rachel Kranton, MPA '88, of Duke University.
 
Organized in 1885, the AEA seeks to encourage economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life, issue publications on economic subjects, and encourage the “perfect freedom of economic discussion.”