How do you get to be an affiliate with the NBER? Does anybody know? Is it the sort of thing you usually get current affiliates to actively lobby for?
Just curious for the medium-term future.
For that matter, how do you get affiliated as a non-resident researcher with any association like that? Often there's not an explicit application process, but what is the balance between actively seeking out someone who advocates for you and just hoping they notice your early career work?