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But, sorry fella, no need to submit your paper to the AER. Shouldn't there be a tiered fee structure? I would propose lower membership fees for less prestigious members (e.g., those at the piddly schools, ag econ departments, fields in environmental/resources, etc)? Or, the more prestigious members of the AEA might propose higher fees to get rid of some of the riff raff.
Dear AEA Member:
Our records indicate that your membership will lapse on Jul 31, 2013, and we invite you to renew your membership at this time.
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