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Economics Professor Elected President of the National Economic Association

Trevon Logan, associate professor of economics, has been elected president of the National Economic Association. He will serve as president-elect from January 1 to December 31, 2013 and then as president from January 1 to December 31, 2014. The National Economic Association (NEA) was founded in 1969 as the Caucus of Black Economists to promote the professional lives of minorities within the profession. With his election, Logan will be the youngest president in the NEA’s history.

Last summer, Logan organized the first pilot program dedicated to the advancement of mid-career economists from underrepresented groups. The Second Wave: A Research Conference, a collaboration between Logan, the Department of Economics, and the American Economic Association (AEA) Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economic Profession (CSMGEP), took place at Ohio State, in June.

Logan also has been involved with the American Economic Association’s Mentoring Program (formerly known as the Pipeline Project) for women and underrepresented minority students accepted or enrolled in a PhD program in economics for over ten years.