Call for Papers – URPE @ ASSA 2021

Theme: Radical Visions for the Green New Deal 

January 3-5, 2021

Chicago, IL – Hyatt Regency Chicago 

Every January URPE sponsors a series of panels at the Allied Social Sciences Associations meetings to provide a venue for the presentation and discussion of current research in heterodox economics. In addition, each year the RRPE publishes a selection from the papers presented in a “Proceedings Issue.” All presenters at URPE sessions must be URPE members in good standing. Please click here to update your account or join URPE.

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Call for Papers – URPE @ ASSA 2021

Theme: Radical Visions for the Green New Deal 

January 3-5, 2021

Chicago, IL – Hyatt Regency Chicago 

URPE invites proposals for complete sessions and individual papers for the URPE at the ASSA Annual Meeting. We are especially interested in panels and papers on the theme of this year’s conference but we also welcome submissions on other topics of interest to radical political economists from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives.  The deadline for proposed sessions and papers is May 1st, 2020. Papers that are not thematic will still be accepted but preference will be given to papers that fit the theme.

Guidelines for Complete Sessions

Proposals for complete sessions are encouraged and should include the session title, a brief abstract (limited to 250 words) of each paper, up to two Journal of Economic Literature bibliographic codes, as well as the names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of the chair, discussants, and presenters.  Proposals for sessions should contain four papers.  As the organizer of the session, you are responsible for conveying administrative information to session members, including confirmation that the session has been accepted, the time and location, and the deadlines for distributing papers. 

The number of sessions we can have is limited by the ASSA, and we regret that high-quality session proposals may have to be turned down.  Chairs should preferably be chosen amongst the panelists as neither chairs nor discussants will be listed on the ASSA program. (They will be listed on the URPE program as well as on the URPE website.)  The ASSA allocation of sessions is based on the number of people attending sessions, and chairs and discussants are not considered to be “attendees.”  Thus we welcome the participation of those who would like to serve as discussants but will not include their names in our submission to the ASSA. 

Guidelines for Individual Papers

Proposals for individual papers should include the title, the abstract (limited to 250 words), and the author’s name, institutional affiliation, email and up to two Journal of Economic Literature bibliographic codes.  Individual papers that are accepted will be assigned to sessions, and each session will have an assigned organizer.  Individuals whose papers are accepted may also be asked to serve as a discussant in a different session at the meetings. We regret that high quality individual papers may be turned down due to the inability to place them in a session with papers with similar themes. 

Proposals submitted after the May 1st deadline will not be considered.  You should receive word from URPE about the decision on your session or paper by late June.  The date and time of sessions are assigned by the AEA at the end of August.  Papers and panels that cannot be included on the URPE@ASSA program will automatically be considered for the ICAPE (International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics) conference that immediately follows the ASSA conference.  The ICAPE conference will take place on January 5-6, 2021 at Roosevelt University in Chicago, within a few blocks of the ASSA conference hotels. 

Please note that anyone who presents a paper must be a current member of URPE at the time of submission of the session or paper proposal.  Anyone not current with their dues will be notified, after which proposals will be deleted if membership is not made current.  Membership information is available by clicking here. 

Applications for individual papers should be made to URPE@ASSA Individual Paper Proposals, or for complete session submissions to URPE@ASSA Complete Session Proposals. If you have questions or problems with the online submission, please contact email the URPE National Office. 

For questions about the meetings, please contact the URPE at ASSA coordinators Mona Ali ( and Jared Ragusett (  See the American Economic Association website for general information about the conference and our past programs page for more information on sessions at the conference.

Click here to see the full 2020 URPE @ ASSA Program

Click here to see the 2020 URPE Call for Papers.

See the American Economic Association website for general logistical information about the conference.

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