Call for Papers, Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference

URPE members are invited to submit entire organized sessions or individual papers to URPE for our participation in this year’s 47th Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference. Please see the Eastern Economic Association conference website for more information about the conference itself.

In its fifteenth year, URPE @ EEA continues to provide a forum for URPE members and economists across the heterodox spectrum to meet and engage each other and continue to develop the frontiers of radical economic theory.

Organized sessions (including discussants if desired, but not required) are welcome and encouraged.

We target building sessions of 3 papers given the short sessions (1 hour 20 minutes), but can accept proposals with up to 4 papers.

The DEADLINE for single paper and complete panel proposals TO URPE for presentation in the URPE panels at the Easterns is November 15, 2020.

As one would guess, the procedure will be slightly different this year, due to COVID-19. The Easterns have adopted the hybrid conference format, part live and part virtual.

Submissions of your proposals to URPE to present a paper or a panel (and as always we prefer proposals for panels when possible, it facilitates an excellent focus among the papers) will be just as in previous years, EXCEPT there will be one additional question to indicate if you intend for the presentation to be live at the hotel or virtual.

Click here to submit an individual paper proposal


Click here to submit a complete session proposal

Please make all inquiries about submissions to Al Campbell at or Armagan Gezici at

Rules and Notes for submissions to URPE @ EEA:

  1. All presenters must be dues-paying URPE members by the time of the deadline (November 15, 2019). Please emailurpe@urpe.orgif you have questions about membership.
  2. URPE membership is not a requirement for discussants but is strongly encouraged because of our good working relation with the EEA.
  3. For a proposal to be considered for acceptance it must clearly indicate the full names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of the participants (including the discussants). The titles of the papers, detailed abstracts, and — if available — working drafts and/or completed papers, as well as suggested names for the sessions (in the case of complete panel proposals) must also be submitted. All this is indicated on the Electronic Proposal Form that you will use.
  1. Submit your proposal for participation in the URPE at EEA panels for a paper or panel to the location on the URPE Web site indicated above. Do not submit a proposal for a paper to the EEA. If you do that then the paper will get double listed, on the URPE@EEA panels and on another panel designated by the EEA.
  2. After you have been notified by URPE that your proposal is accepted, you will need to register for attendance at the conference at the EEA Web site. This is the second step listed on their site for submitting a paper proposal (again, do not submit a paper proposal directly to the EEA, the first step listed there), and one can go directly to this second step without submitting a paper proposal to the EEA. The direct address for registering for the conference (or getting EEA membership) (to be inserted later).
  3.  Note membership in the EEA is not necessary, but like many groups, they give a lower conference registration rate to members to motivate conference presenters to join the EEA. It cost $60 more to register if not a member, and $65 for the standard membership with journal delivered on-line and $70 for print journal delivery (and less for graduate students or retired people). URPE encourages participants to join the EEA. There has always in the past been a slightly reduced registration rate for URPE members offered as one of the registration options. Note in regards to saving money that while the registration rate is only marginally lower, by submitting your proposal to URPE for the URPE panels one saves the fee the EEA charges for submitting a paper, which is a separate charge from the conference registration fee (they waive the paper proposal fee for us because we in URPE organize all our papers into panels and submit panels, saving them a lot of work). Of course the reason to submit to an URPE panel is not for the monetary savings, but rather to hopefully end up with the other papers on the panel being more similar in their approach to economics, and hence making for better interaction and feedback, but there is a slight monetary savings.
  4. Note the conference registration fee is lower if you register with the EEA for the conference by the “early bird” conference registration deadline of October 15, but one can register (again, at a higher rate) any time up to and including on arrival at the conference (onsite registration). Again, registering to attend (done to the EEA on their site) and submitting a proposal for a paper (done to URPE on the URPE Web site) are two separate actions.

Click here to see a full program of URPE events at the 2020 EEA conference in New York.

Please make all inquiries about submissions to Al Campbell at or Armagan Gezici at