Call for Papers


Inaugural CSQIEP Award for Outstanding Research Paper in LGBTQ+ Economics: Call for Papers

The American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession (CSQIEP) is accepting nominations for the best economics research paper in LGBTQ+ Economics published in 2020/2021.

CSQIEP is committed to building an economics profession that is open to all, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, family status, or disability and believes that a diverse profession encourages the highest quality scholarship.

The award recipients will be announced at the annual ASSA meeting.

We invite papers on topics especially relevant to or about LGBTQ+ populations that are published (or forthcoming) in 2020 or 2021. The nominated paper must be published (or forthcoming) in a peer reviewed journal, or if in the format of a book, a recognized academic press. The nominated paper must use or innovate on methodologies recognized by the economics discipline. Self-nominations by the authors are more than welcome.

Nomination guidelines:
The deadline for nomination is November 1, 2021. All nominations should be made to the email address Please clearly indicate the paper being nominated, as well as the authors, and the date and location of publication.

CSQIEP Call for Abstracts
Sessions at 2022 AEA Meeting: January 7-9, 2022 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
Boston, MA - Sheraton Boston Hotel

Deadline: April 9, 2021 

CSQIEP invites abstract submissions for paper presentation at two CSQIEP-sponsored sessions at the 2022 ASSA/AEA Meeting in Boston. These sessions will be the inaugural sessions officially sponsored by the AEA for CSQIEP. One session will be focused on LGBTQ+ economics related topics. Any economics paper addressing LGBTQ+ populations would be appropriate. The other session will be focused on papers in Economic History and Development Economics with LGBTQ+ authors.

CSQIEP's primary intention in organizing these sessions is to create an opportunity for junior LGBTQ+ economists to present papers at the meetings; and to provide an opportunity to meet with and receive feedback from leading economists in their field. For this reason, it is preferred that the presenting author of each paper should be a junior LGBTQ+ economist (although this is not a requirement). The term junior LGBTQ+ economist usually refers to anyone identifying LGBTQ+ who is untenured, or who has received a PhD less than seven years ago; but could also refer to an LGBTQ+ person who has not yet presented papers widely. There are no preferences on the LGBTQ+ status or seniority of coauthors; however, the presenting author must be an LGBTQ+ individual – the LGBTQ+-related sessions are open to all economists.

In addition to individual paper submissions, complete session proposals may be submitted, but the papers in the session proposal will be considered individually. Duplication of paper presentation at multiple AEA Sessions is not permitted, therefore authors will be expected to notify CSQIEP immediately and withdraw their abstract if their paper is accepted for a non-CSQIEP session at the 2022 AEA Meeting. Similarly, authors whose paper is accepted to a 2022 CSQIEP session will be expected to withdraw it from consideration by any other organization at the same meetings.

The deadline for submission is: April 9, 2021 

To have research considered for the CSQIEP-sponsored sessions at the 2022 AEA Meeting, the Corresponding Author must email the following information to:

Please include:

  1. Which session you are submitting for:
    • LGBTQ-related Topics
    • Economic History
    • Development Economics
  1. Indication of a single abstract submission or a complete session submission.
  2. The Name, Title, Affiliation, Mailing Address and Email for the corresponding author or session organizer.
  3. Name (s), Title(s), Affiliation(s) and Email address(es) for any coauthor(s) or for each corresponding author in a complete session submission.

The abstract should be a PDF document, not exceeding two pages in length, double-spaced, with a maximum of 650 words. 

Name the file: “Abstract_Corresponding Author Last Name-First Name.” 

The abstract should contain details on motivation, contribution, methodology and data (if applicable); and be clearly identified with the author(s) name(s). 

Completed papers may be sent but may not substitute for an abstract of the appropriate length.

If there are enough extra submissions in any of the research areas, we are happy to try to submit additional sessions in the regular pool.

Questions can be addressed to Christopher Carpenter, CSQIEP Co-Chair,