Call for Papers – URPE at ASSA 2025

January 3 – 5, 2025 (Friday – Sunday)

San Francisco, CA – Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Every January URPE sponsors a series of panels at the Allied Social Science Associations meeting 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.

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URPE invites proposals for complete sessions and individual papers for the URPE at the ASSA’s program.  We welcome submissions on topics of interest to radical political economists from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives.

The deadline for proposed sessions and papers is May 24th, 2024.

Guidelines for Complete Sessions

Proposals for complete sessions should include the following information:

  • Session title
  • A brief abstract of each paper (limited to 250 words)
  • Two JEL bibliographic codes for the proposed panel
  • The names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of all session participants

Proposals for sessions should contain four papers.  Session organizers are responsible for conveying administrative information to session members, including confirmation that the session has been accepted, the time and location of the session, and the deadlines for distributing papers.

The total number of URPE sessions is limited by the ASSA, and we regret that high-quality session proposals may have to be turned down.  Chairs and discussants should preferably be chosen amongst the panelists.  External discussants and chairs, as well as co-authors, will be not listed on the ASSA program.  However, they will be listed on an URPE program on the URPE website.  The ASSA allocation of sessions is based upon the number of people attending sessions, and the ASSA does not consider chairs, discussants, co-authors, and panelists as attendees.  Thus, we welcome the participation of those who would like to serve as external discussants or chairs, but will not include their names in our submission to the ASSA.

Guidelines for Individual Papers

  • Proposals for individual papers should include the following information:
  • Paper title
  • Abstract (limited to 250 words)
  • Two JEL bibliographic codes for the paper
  • Author’s name, institutional affiliation, and email address

Individual papers that are accepted will be assigned to sessions, and each session will have an assigned chair.  Session chairs are responsible for conveying administrative information to session members, including the time and location of the session, and the deadlines for distributing papers.  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 24th deadline will not be considered.  You should receive word from URPE about the decision on your session or paper in 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 at 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 January 5 – 6, 2025, at a location that will be announced this summer.  The ICAPE conference will also include a virtual component that will take place following the ASSA conference on January 10, 2025.

Please note that all session participants 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 email the URPE National Office.  For questions about the meetings, please contact the URPE at ASSA coordinators, Smita Ramnarain and Jared Ragusett.  See the American Economic Association website for general logistical information about the conference, and our past programs page for more information on sessions at the conference.

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