ASSA 6-8 Jan. 2017 submissions due May 15

SGE’s motivation is to promote economic thought that is beneficial to government policy, and toward this end, SGE has seven sessions in the 2017 ASSA meeting in Chicago, IL (Friday to Sunday, January 6-8, 2017). These sessions will provide economists the opportunity to present their research, discuss it with their peers, and receive feedback. This call for papers and sessions is open to all individuals (applicants need not be government economists), and no papers or sessions may be submitted after Sunday, May 15th, 2016.


Sessions will be designed to provide valuable contributions to existing knowledge and understanding, and to improve how economics is practiced. They should better enable economists to observe and understand the nature and causes of economic factors, which will, in turn, enhance their ability to contribute to public decision making.

All participants are required to register and pay for the conference that they attend. In addition, for each submission, at least one author of each paper has an active SGE membership. The submission will not be processed if that requirement is not met. Annual membership can be paid for at SGE will organize accepted papers into sessions and invite discussants and chairs to those sessions.

To propose an individual paper, include: (1) a brief sentence describing the paper, (2) the title of the paper and the names and contact information (including email addresses) and affiliations for each of the authors, (3) a brief abstract (of no more than 300 words) describing the paper, and (4) 2 JEL codes. Do NOT send a draft of the paper. Please fill out the form at 2017 ASSA/SGE: Individual Paper Submissions to submit now.

To propose an entire session, include: (1) The title, organizer, and chair of the session, (2) all of the above-mentioned information required of individual paper proposals for each of the papers in the session (for 4 papers), and (3) the names and contact information for all discussants and which papers they will discuss. lease fill out the form at 2017 ASSA/SGE: Session Proposal Submissions to submit now.