LERA Call for Symposia and Paper Proposals

Labor and Employment Relations Association

Call for Symposia and Paper Proposals
LERA@ASSA Meeting, Atlanta
January 4-6, 2019 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
in conjunction with ASSA/AEA


The LERA@ASSA Program Committee, chaired by Susan Houseman (Upjohn Institute) and Till Von Wachter (UCLA), invites you to submit session and paper proposals for consideration to the LERA@ASSA 2019 Meeting, January 4-6, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.
Session and paper proposals will be accepted through March 9, 2018, and you will find the CFP below and complete details and submission forms here: https://lera.memberclicks.net/2019-call-for-proposals-lera-assa.

In an era of growing inequality, widespread low-wage work, and low labor force participation, the LERA Program Committee seeks proposals offering original and high-quality research on employment and labor relations topics for its winter 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.

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 and ethnic backgrounds will be favored.

Publication in ILR Review: Participants in the LERA@ASSA 2019 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, 2019. Papers are eligible for consideration if based on an accepted LERA paper presented at the 2019 meeting.

Papers presented in LERA symposia at the LERA@ASSA 2019 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 https://lera.memberclicks.net/2019-call-for-proposals-lera-assa. 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

Submission Deadline: Proposals must be submitted or reach the LERA Office no later than March 9, 2018. Contact LERAoffice@illinois.edu with questions.
LERA Program Committee for the 2019 LERA@ASSA Meeting: Susan Houseman, Co-Chair, W.E. Upjohn Institute; Till Von Wachter, Co-Chair, UCLA;  Eliza Forsythe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;  Barry T. Hirsch, Georgia State University; Takao Kato, Colgate University; Alex Mas, Princeton University; Samuel L. Myers, University of Minnesota; Aaron Sojourner, University of Minnesota; William Spriggs, AFL-CIO and Howard University; and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (ex officio).