2018 LERA Winter Mtg ASSA - Call for Proposals
Call for Session and Paper Proposals: LERA 2018 Winter Meeting
Posted: October 13, 2016
Organization: Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
Submission Date: March 9, 2017
Submission Forms: Click Here

Labor and Employment Relations Association
Call for Symposia and Paper Proposals
LERA Winter Meeting at the ASSA
, Philadelphia • January 5-7, 2018 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

in conjunction with ASSA/AEA

"Robust Labor Markets and Employment Relationships:
Policy and Research"

Call for Proposals Flyer Download


In an era of growing inequality, long-term unemployment, and widespread low-wage work, the LERA Program Committee seeks proposals offering original and high-quality research related to the theme, Robust Labor Markets and Employment Relationships: Policy and Research for its winter meeting held in conjunction with the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA). 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 organizational 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 multiple academic disciplines and from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders, including workers, managers, and unions.

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 submit an online proposal, visit https://lera.memberclicks.net/2018-call-for-proposals-lera-winter-meeting. 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 abstract for all papers to be presented in the session

Proposals must be submitted or reach the LERA Office no later than March 9, 2017. Contact [email protected] with questions.

Membership Requirement:
In order to give a paper at a LERA session, presenters must be current in their LERA membership. (Join LERA http://www.LERAweb.org/join-lera.) Proposals that include participants with diverse gender, ethnic, institutional and geographic backgrounds will be favored.

Expectation of Attendance:
If you proposal/paper is accepted to the LERA Winter Meeting program, we expect that you will attend other LERA sessions at the ASSA program in Philadelphia. The ASSA counts the audience members in each room, and this affects how many sessions LERA can retain in future years, so turnout will affect your presenting opportunities in the future.

Publication Opportunity with ILR Review:
Participants in LERA’s 2018 Winter Meeting are eligible to submit their papers to a competition held jointly with the ILR Review. The LERA Program Committee will select up to three of the best papers to receive a guaranteed review by referees selected by the ILR Review. Completed papers must be submitted by January 17, 2018. Papers are eligible for consideration if based on an accepted LERA paper presented at the 2018 meeting.

Publishing in LERA Proceedings:
Papers presented in LERA symposia at the 2018 LERA Winter 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 Program Committee for the 2018 LERA Winter Meeting

Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Co-Chair, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Susan Houseman, Co-Chair, W.E. Upjohn Institute; Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland; Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research; Barry T. Hirsch, Georgia State University; Alex Mas, Princeton University; Larry Mishel, Economic Policy Institute; Samuel L. Myers, University of Minnesota; Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley; Till Von Wachter, UCLA;  William Spriggs, AFL-CIO and Howard University; and Sanford Jacoby, Co-Chair, University of California, Los Angeles (ex officio)

Due Date: March 9, 2017
Proposal Submission Forms for Symposia and Papers