From the American Economic Association (note: I allowed my membership to expire a few years ago):
ALERT: Amendments may be offered to disproportionately reduce funding for the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate when NSF’s 2012 Appropriation is voted on by the full U.S. House of Representatives in August. Although the NSF budget for economics is small (in FY2010 SBE’s Economics Program budget was $26.5 million out of a total NSF budget of $7 billion), eliminating it would have negative consequences for economic research. But we are not objecting to cuts in economic research that are proportionate to the sacrifices being asked of other sciences. For more information see http://www.cossa.org/advocacy/Protecting_NSF_SBE_Sciences.shtml.Your email address is part of the AEA Economics Announcements or Government Relations mailing lists.To unsubscribe to future announcements, please forward this message to email@example.com.