Calls for Papers

  • Western Economic Association International (WEAI) conference
    January 18, 2018 - January 31, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    January 31, 2018

    Call for Papers, CSWEP Sessions @ 93rd Western Economic Association Conference
    June 26 – June 30, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada

    CSWEP will be sponsoring sessions at the 2018 Western Economic Association International (WEAI) conference. The deadline for submission of session proposals to CSWEP has be extended to January 31, 2018.

    One to two sessions will be organized by Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (CSWEP Western representative) on the broad topic of international migration and immigration policy.  Abstracts on those areas are particularly solicited, although submissions in other areas will be considered for a separate session.  Finally, proposals for complete sessions (organizer, chair, presenters and discussants) are also encouraged. Please email abstracts (1-2 pages, include names of all authors, as well as all their affiliations, addresses, email contacts, paper title) by January 31, 2018, to:

    Amber Pipa, Admin Assistant
    American Economic Association
    Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
    Department of Economics
    2120 North Hall
    University of California
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210<>
    (805) 893-4597<tel:(805)%20893-4597>

    Note that this submission is separate from any submission sent in response to the WEAI’s general call for papers. For more information on the WEAI meetings, please see  CSWEP is unable to provide travel assistance to meeting participants.  Please make other arrangements for covering travel and meeting costs.


    Date posted: 1/18/2018 | View listing
  • Interdiscplinary Association for Population Health Science
    March 15, 2018

    The 2018 Program Committee of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS), co-chaired by Robert Hummer and Allison Aiello of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, invites submissions to our 4th annual interdisciplinary population health research conference, entitled “Pushing the Boundaries of Population Health Science: Social Inequalities, Biological Processes, and Policy Implications.” The Program Committee encourages submissions that highlight the promise of interdisciplinary population health science and action that can improve population health across the life course. Submissions from postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, clinical students and trainees are especially encouraged. For more details about the submission requirements click here.

    Date posted: 12/8/2017 | View listing
  • University of Southern California
    October 29, 2018 - October 30, 2018
    Los Angeles, California
    April 1, 2018

    We are pleased to announce the Workshop on the economics of aging titled “Cross-Country Analysis of Retirement, Health, and Wellbeing” held at the University of Southern California on Oct 29 – 30, 2018, and a related special issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing.

    Population aging in the United States, Europe, Eastern Asia, and other high-income countries is well documented and has attracted much attention from policy makers, given its dramatic influence on public health and national economies. While population aging first accelerated in the developed world, it is now accelerating globally, especially in the developing world. Given the different stages of population aging across countries, the world can serve as a scientific laboratory for drawing lessons on the policy paths to follow or to avoid. Common data to study key life domains– health, work, family and social lives – at older ages have emerged with the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), first developed in the United States but now administered in comparable forms in more than thirty countries on five continents.
    The HRS-family surveys provide remarkable opportunities for cross-national studies as they were designed with harmonization as a goal. The Gateway to Global Aging Data ( is a data and information platform developed to facilitate cross-country analyses on aging, especially those using HRS-family surveys. The Gateway saves researchers’ time and effort by enabling cross-country and cross-wave concordance search more efficiently and provides harmonized longitudinal data files for nine sister surveys.

    The objective of the workshop is to explore the economics of aging from a cross-country perspective. The workshop will bring together researchers to present recent empirical work using data from the HRS-family of surveys. We welcome the submission of empirical and policy papers and encourage the use of the Harmonized Data files and concordance information from the Gateway to Global Aging Data.

    The suggested topics for cross-country comparison analyses include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Labor force attachment and paths to retirement
    • Changes in job demands and allocation of older workers across occupations
    • Work demands/strains and job satisfaction
    • Financial preparedness for retirement and the role of public pension generosity
    • Precautionary savings and the risk of medical expenses at older ages
    • Life-cycle income and consumption profiles
    • The consequences of health shocks for economic and emotional wellbeing
    • Use of self-reported health and biomarkers in social research
    • Racial, ethnic and gender disparities in health and cognition
    • Economic status, social networks and the wellbeing of the elderly

    Submission for the Workshop
    Interested authors are invited to submit a 1-page abstract by April 1, 2018 to The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by May 15, 2018. Completed draft papers will be expected by September 30, 2018.
    Economy-class travel and accommodation costs for one author of each accepted paper will be covered by the organizers.
    Invited authors are expected to submit their paper for consideration for the Journal of the Economics of Ageing. A selection of these papers will be published in a special issue by December 2019

    Date posted: 1/19/2018 | View listing