URPE @ Easterns

Click here to see the URPE at the Easterns 2020 Program.

Every year URPE sponsors a series of panels at the Eastern Economic Association (EEA) annual meeting (called “the Easterns”). This conference typically happens the weekend that spans the end of February and beginning of March, or if that is not a weekend, the first weekend in March. Now in its fourteenth year in 2020, URPEs participation in this conference in the form of its URPE @ EEA panels continues to provide a forum for URPE members, and economists across the heterodox spectrum, to meet and engage with each other, and to continue to develop the frontiers of radical economic theory.

In addition, each year the RRPE publishes a selection from the papers presented in a “Proceedings Issue.”

The Call for papers to the Easterns is sent out by the EEA generally in mid to late September. As soon as URPE receives this, we send a Call to all our members for submissions of individual papers or complete panels, out of which we compose our URPE @ EEA program. The deadline for submitting proposals for papers or panels to URPE is usually November 15. We usually send three o four reminder Calls to our membership prior to that.

To submit a proposed paper or panel during the proposal period from September to November 15 go to “Call for Papers” from this site and submit the proposal thought the links to the electronic proposal forms that are in the Call.

By the very beginning of December people who have made proposals to URPE will be notified if their proposals were accepted or not. Official acceptance by the EEA does not come until we are notified by the EEA that they have accepted UPPE’s proposal for its URPE @ EEA program. Because we review the papers before submitting them and because we have interesting proposals and make interesting panels from them, we have never had any proposed panel not be accepted. But again, we do not receive official acceptance until the EEA has completed its massive job of taking all proposals it gets from all sources and making a program for the whole Conference. This usual occurs sometime in January.

Once we are officially accepted each presenter needs to register to present on the EEA Web site. URPE will send a letter to everyone accepted at that time explaining the details. In brief, there is a registration fee for the conference which people in the URPE @ EEA panels need to pay just like anyone else attending the conference (a minimal discount for URPE members in the past). The major saving is that you do not need pay a fee for submission of you proposed paper as you do if you submit it directly to the EEA (in which case they also are likely to put it on a panel they build on which many presenters are not political economists). They change a paper submission fee to partially offset the resources they need use to make the Conference program from all the papers they receive, many of which are submitted individually, and since we submit a proposal with all panels formed and in a form so they can simply drop the panels into their overall program, they waive that fee for us since we do that work. Again, you will receive a note reviewing all this concerning registering and expanding on it once we receive official acceptance from the EEA sometime in January.

Also from this site you can see the program (with times and room numbers) for this year once we have that in January, and all past programs.

If you have any questions about our URPE @ Easterns program, please contact Al Campbell at al@economics.utah.edu or Armagan Gezici at agezici@keene.edu.

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