Call for Symposium and Paper Proposals: LERA@ASSA 2021 in Chicago, IL

Posted: January 3, 2020
Organization: Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020 Extended to April 1, 2020
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Due to the disruption of business operations due to COVID-19, the deadline to submit papers and session proposals has been extended by two weeks.

Proposals received by April 1, 2020 will be considered by the committee.

Labor and Employment Relations Association
Call for Symposium and Paper Proposals
2021 Chicago, Illinois • January 3-5, 2021 (Sun, Mon, Tues)

in conjunction with ASSA/AEA

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 15, 2020 Extended to April 1, 2020

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The LERA Program Committee seeks proposals offering original and high-quality research on employment and labor relations topics for its January meeting held in conjunction with the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA). We welcome proposals on a broad range of issues, such as wages and inequality, labor market regulation, social insurance, economic justice, technology and work organization, workplace benefits (e.g. retirement and health insurance), and work-life balance, as well as topics of current interest or related more generally to the mission of LERA.

Proposed sessions should include a total of 7 participants with either 1 chair, 3 presenters, and 3 discussants OR 1 chair, 4 presenters, and 2 discussants. The Committee also accepts individual paper proposals, although preference is given to session submissions.

To give the program committee an understanding of the proposed panel, we request that symposia organizers provide:

  • Symposium title
  • Brief abstract describing overall theme of the session
  • Listing of session participants, their affiliations, their role in the session, and their email addresses
  • Paper titles and brief paper abstracts for all papers to be presented in the session

Membership Requirement: In order to present a paper at a LERA session, presenters must be current in their LERA membership. (Join LERA

Post-conference publication opportunities:

  • Presenters in LERA@ASSA 2021 can choose to submit their papers to a competition held jointly with the ILR Review. The LERA Program Committee will select up to three of the submitted papers to receive a guaranteed review by referees selected by the ILR Review. Completed papers must be submitted by January 15, 2021. Papers are eligible for consideration if based on an accepted LERA paper presented at the 2021 meeting.

  • Papers presented at the LERA@ASSA Meeting will be invited to be published in the LERA Proceedings. Visit the LERA website for complete information about our Proceedings and submission requirements.

LERA 2020 Program Committee for the 2021 LERA@ASSA Meeting

Aaron Sojourner, University of Minnesota, Co-Chair; William Rodgers III, Rutgers University, Co-Chair; Dale Belman, Michigan State University; Eliza Forsythe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Paola Giuliano, UCLA Anderson School of Management; Erica Groshen, Cornell University; Takao Kato, Colgate University; Colleen Manchester, University of Minnesota; Samuel L. Myers, University of Minnesota; Claudia Olivetti, Boston College; John Schmitt, Economic Policy Institute; William Spriggs, AFL-CIO and Howard University; Abigail Wozniak, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Ex OfficioTill Von Wachter, University of California-Los Angeles
Due Date: March 15, 2020 Extended to April 1, 2020
Proposal Submission Forms for Symposia and Papers