Call for Papers

Paper submissions addressing the symposium’s central focus and on any of the four session topics (listed below) broadly construed in terms of geographic site and methodological approach are welcome. 

We especially encourage submissions from younger scholars and plan to produce a symposium that exhibits a diverse selection of participants consistent with the topic. 

Discrimination in Economic Life and the Field of Economics

Example of potential papers include:

  • "Recent breakthroughs on understanding discrimination and bias in the criminal justice system," Evan Rose, U Chicago, Department of Economics,
  • “Physician Bias and Racial Disparities in Health: Evidence from Veterans’ Pensions,” Shari Eli, U Toronto, Trevon Logan, Ohio State U, Boriana Miloucheva, U Toronto.

The Public Sector and Resource Allocation

Example of potential papers include:

  • “The Long-Run Effects of the 1930s HOLC “Redlining” Maps on Children,” Bhash Mazumder, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank; Dan Aaronson, Chicago Fed; Anna Aizer, Brown Univ; Shari Eli, U of Toronto; Dan Hartley, Chicago Fed; Adriana Lleras-Muney, UCLA; Martha Stinson, US Census Bureau.
  • “Dividing lines: Racial Segregation between Local Governments in Metropolitan Areas, David Schonholzer University of Stockholm; Tomas Monarrez, Urban Institute
  • Other papers focusing on social movements and delivery of public services, healthcare, education, housing, etc.

Inequality and Income Support

Examples of potential papers include:

  • Immigration and Support for Redistribution: Lessons from Europe,” Charlotte Cavaillé (University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy) & Karine Van Der Straeten, (Toulouse School of Economics & Institute for Advanced Study).
  • “Minimum Wages and Racial Inequality,” Ellora Delenoncourt, University of California, Berkeley.

Affirmative Action and Resource Allocation

Examples of potential papers include:

  • “Meritocracy in the Face of Group Inequality,” Rajiv Sethi, Barnard College, Columbia University and the Santa Fe Institute; Rohini Somanathan, Delhi School of Economics.
  • Other papers focusing on affirmative action, business contracting , educational inequality, etc.

Submission Deadline 

May 28, 2021

Please note: Authors will be notified of the acceptance decision by mid-July. 

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