Call for Symposia Proposals, LERA meeting with ASSA/AEA, Jan. 3-5, 2015 in Boston, MA

Fri, 03/21/2014 (All day)

Labor and Employment Relations Association

Call for Symposia Proposals
LERA/ASSA/AEA Meeting in Boston, MA
January 3-5, 2015 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

For full information:

“Renewing Employment Relations for Shared Prosperity: Research and Policy”

Submission Deadline: March 8, 2014
Extended to March 21, 2014


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In an era of resurgent inequality, long-term unemployment, and widespread low-wage work, the LERA Program Committee welcomes proposals for stimulating, creative, and controversial panels related to this theme.  We also welcome proposals that deal with labor, labor markets, labor and employment relations, inequality, economic justice, technology and work organization, human resource studies, management practices including work-life balance, and industry studies as well as topics, as well as topics of current interest or related more generally to the mission of LERA. We encourage submissions from the perspectives of multiple disciplines – including but not limited to economics, sociology, political science, labor and employment law, industrial relations, and human resource studies – and the perspectives of multiple stakeholders, including investors, managers, workers and unions.

The Program Committee recommends a maximum of seven (7) participants in your session, including chair, 4 presenters, and discussant(s) to allow time for questions from the audience. Those wishing to submit papers rather than sessions may do so, but please note that preference will be given to entire panel proposals, and that you will be asked to furnish the name of someone who would be qualified and willing to act a discussant in your research area.

Session organizers are encouraged to include participants representative of the Association’s membership if possible. Proposed sessions that include both labor and management viewpoints and include participants with diverse institutional and geographic backgrounds will be favored. The overall program should reflect the balanced perspectives of our membership.

Papers presented in LERA symposia at the 2015 ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting in Boston will be invited to be published in the LERA Proceedings. Visit the LERA website for complete information about our Proceedings and submission requirements.

To submit an online proposal, visit the LERA website at the Participate/LERA Meetings link at To give the program committee an understanding of the proposed panel, we request that symposia organizers provide: 1) Symposium title, 2) brief abstract or description of session, 3) listing of session participants/affiliations, either confirmed or invited, and their role in the session 4) Paper titles and brief paper abstract for all papers to be presented in the session.

Proposals must be submitted or reach the LERA Office (submitted through an electronic form on the website) no later than March 8, 2014 March 21, 2014. Contact with questions.

2015 LERA/ASSA Program Committee

CO-CHAIRS: Elaine McCrate, Univ. of Vermont; Bill Rodgers, Rutgers Univ. MEMBERS: Randy Albelda, Univ. of Massachusetts-Boston; Sylvia Allegretto, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Dale Belman, Michigan State University; Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst. EX-OFFICIO: Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research