CSWEP: 2021 ASSA Paper Sessions

CSWEP Call for Abstracts
CSWEP Sessions @ 2021 American Economic Association Meeting
January 3-5, 2021, (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday)
Chicago, IL – Hyatt Regency Chicago

Deadline: March 6, 2020

CSWEP invites abstract submissions for paper presentation at six CSWEP-sponsored sessions at the 2021 ASSA/AEA Meeting in San Diego. Two sessions will be focused on Gender-related topics. We are particularly interested in papers on gender in the economics profession, although the decision to sponsor a session on this topic will depend on the number and quality of submissions. Two sessions will include papers on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and two sessions will be in the field of Inequality.

CSWEP's primary intention in organizing these sessions is to create an opportunity for junior women 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, the presenting author of each paper should be a junior woman. The term junior woman usually refers to a woman who is untenured, or who has received her PhD less than seven years ago; but could also refer to a woman who has not yet presented papers widely. There are no restrictions on the gender or seniority of coauthors. There are two exceptions to the requirement that the presenting author be a junior woman – the gender-related sessions are open to all junior economists, and potential sessions on gender in the economics profession are open to all.

The organizers of the AEA sessions will select a subset of the presented papers for publication in the 2021 AEA Papers & Proceedings. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit their paper for publication consideration in December.

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 CSWEP immediately and withdraw their abstract if their paper is accepted for a non-CSWEP session at the 2021 AEA Meeting. Similarly, authors whose paper is accepted to a 2021 CSWEP session will be expected to withdraw it from consideration by any other organization at the same meetings.

The deadline for submission is: March 6, 2020.

To have research considered for the CSWEP-sponsored sessions at the 2021 AEA Meeting, the Correspondence Author must complete an online submission form and upload an abstract:  http://yale.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3flpa6VGiXaCvZj

The application form will ask for the following information:

  • Indication of submissionto one of the sessions:
    1. Gender-related Topics
    2. Economics of Gender in the Economics Profession
    3. Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    4. Inequality

*Note that all applications submitted to the Economics of Gender in the Economics Profession will automatically be considered for the Gender-related Topics as well.

  • Indication of a single abstractsubmission or a complete session submission.
  • The Name, Title, Affiliation, Mailing Address and Email forthe correspondence author or session organizer.
  • Name (s), Title(s), Affiliation(s) and Email address(es) forany 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.

Questions can be addressed to Rebekah Crowe, Committee Coordinator, info@cswep.org.


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