2016 LERA Winter Mtg ASSA - Call for Proposals
Call for Session and Paper Proposals: 2016 LERA Winter Meeting (with ASSA)
Posted: August 15, 2014
Organization: Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
Submission Date: March 9, 2015

Labor and Employment Relations Association
Call for Symposia and Paper Proposals
LERA 2016 Meeting in Conjunction with ASSA/AEA

January 3-5, 2016, San Francisco, CA

"Whither Shared Prosperity:

Research on Labor Market Institutions"

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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 the theme, “Whither Shared Prosperity: Research on Labor Market Institutions.” We also welcome proposals on a broad range of other topics, including labor and employment relations, labor market regulation, social insurance, economic justice, technology and work organization, human resource studies, and management practices (such as pensions, health insurance, and work-life balance), 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 workers, managers, investors, and unions.

The Program Committee recommends a maximum of seven (7) participants in your session, including chair, 4 presenters, and 2 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 strong preference will be given to entire panel proposals. We discourage fewer than 4 papers.

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 that 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 2016 ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting in San Francisco will be invited to be published in the LERA Proceedings. Visit the LERA website for complete information about our Proceedings and submission requirements.

In 2016, LERA will have eighteen paper sessions rather than our previously customary twenty-seven, reflecting the shift of attendance from the ASSA meetings to the summer conference. The program committee will therefore more strongly emphasize the criteria delineated above in its decisions about which panels to accept.

To submit an online proposal, visit the LERA website at the Participate/LERA Meetings link at www.LERAweb.org. To
give the program committee an understanding of the proposed panel, we request that symposia organizers provide:

  • Symposium title
  • brief abstract or description of session
  • listing of session participants/affiliations, either confirmed or invited, and their role in the session and email address
  • Paper titles and brief paper abstract for all papers to be presented in the session
  • Proposals must be submitted or reach the LERA Office no later than March 9, 2015. Contact [email protected] with questions.

LERA Program Committee for the LERA Meeting in Conjunction with ASSA/AEA 2016

Sanford Jacoby, Co-Chair, University of California, Los Angeles; Elaine McCrate, Co-Chair, University of Vermont; Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland; Randy Albelda, University of Massachusetts Boston; Sylvia Allegretto, University of California, Berkeley; Dale Belman, Michigan State University; Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research; Larry Mishel, Economic Policy Institute; Bill Rodgers, Rutgers University; Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley; Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Due Date: March 9, 2015
Proposal Submission Forms for Symposia and Papers