2013 North-American ESA Conference, Santa Cruz CA

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The 2013 North-American ESA Conference will be held in Santa Cruz, California from Thursday evening October 24th to Saturday October 26th, 2013. Plenary Speakers:
  • Al Roth (Stanford)
  • Rachel Croson (UT Arlington)


  • UCSC Economics
  • UCSC Social Sciences
  • Stanford University
  • Santa Clara University

Committee members

Important Dates


Regional ESA Conference 2013 Program

Hotel Paradox Floor Plan

Hotel Paradox Conference Floor Plan (not to scale)

Register for the Conference

All participants (including non-presenters) need to register for the conference. To be able to register you need to be a member of the ESA (annual fee is $70 for faculty and $40 for students).

Early registration for the conference is $250 for faculty members and $150 for students.

After September 15, registration fees are $300 for faculty and $200 for student members.

Conference Venue

The conference venue is The Hotel Paradox (map), about 4 miles from the UCSC Econ Dept, 0.5 mile from the beach and boardwalk, and less than 0.25 mile from downtown and many restaurants.

After September 24th we will no longer have ESA group rate for rooms at The Hotel Paradox.

If you can't register at the Paradox Hotel, consider contacting the Best Western across the street.
Their phone number is (831) 458-9898
Tell them you are with ESA and get a rate of $109 per night

The nearest airports are San Jose (SJC, about 35 minutes away), and San Francisco (SFO, about 75 minutes away except during rush hour).


Hotel Paradox on Google Maps

Santa Cruz Airport Flyer | 831.4.A.FLYER (831) 423.5937
Departing: Santa Cruz-SJC:$40.00/Santa Cruz-SFO:$55.00 One passenger one way

Early Bird Airport Shuttle Phone: 831.462.3933

Echo's Airport Express Phone: 831-818-2034

Should you want to set something up yourself the best company is listed below they have larger shuttles which can be run on daily or hour blocks: The Santa Cruz Experience 831-421-9883

From SFO they charge $80 for the first person in a group and $10 for each additional person departing at the same time.
Their minivans hold 6-7 passengers, but they can line up larger vehicles (offsite, since they only have minivan permits at SFO) if they know in advance.



Redwood Trees

Majestic Vistas

Santa Cruz Culture

ESA Organized Activities

a. Redwood tour. Meet at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park around 9:30am Sunday morning. Those wishing a short walk in the woods could walk the standard loop and bus back while those wishing a longer walk could take the six miles of trail and railroad tracks back into Santa Cruz.

b Tasting tour. Meet at Swift Street around 10am. A 5 minute jitney ride from the Paradox Hotel, it contains a collection of wineries and Santa Cruz Mountain brewing. Adventurous folks could walk back along West Cliff drive (around 3.5 miles).

In addition the Hotel Paradox has a list of local activities through their website.