International Association for Feminist Economics
23rd IAFFE Annual Conference
Women’s Economic Empowerment and the New Global Development Agenda
University of Ghana
27-29th June, 2014
The 2014 IAFFE conference theme, “Women’s Economic Empowerment and the New Global Development Agenda,” is intended to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue on how feminist economics contributes to discussions about the new global development agenda. Panel proposals and individual paper submissions are invited on any aspect of feminist inquiry into socio-economic issues. We particularly welcome participants to organize sessions and present papers from a feminist perspective to analyze the multiple aspects of women’s economic empowerment, including education, asset ownership, networks, and employment, as well as the economic and social policy aspects of the post MDG and post Rio plus 20 sustainable development agenda
Submissions: Proposals must be submitted on-line via the IAFFE website. Submissions can be made for panels or individual papers. Participants are limited to one formal paper presentation and one panel discussion or roundtable. Additional co-authored papers are allowed so long as they are presented by the co-author. Please see IAFFE website for detailed submission guidelines, as well as the limits for individual participation in panels and paper presentations.
Deadline for Submission: The deadline for submissions is April 4, 2014. Notification of acceptance will begin before this deadline, starting March 1, 2014.
Conference Site: The conference will be held at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana.
Early Registration: Registration after April 15:
350 USD IAFFE Member 375 USD IAFFE Member
400 USD Non-IAFFE Member 425 USD Non-IAFFE Member
160 USD Student 175 USD Student
27 USD Conference Dinner
100 USD Local Rate (Must be a resident of Africa)
If you do not wish to register online please download registration form here: Ghana.2014.pdf (64.6 KB)
In contrast to previous years, there will be no formal pre-conference at the 2014 IAFFE Annual Conference in Ghana. Instead, there will be several sessions during the conference itself designed to be of interest to those scholars and students new to feminist economics. Please check the main conference page and the conference schedule for details closer to conference time.
Click here to access the abstract submission portal
Please note that participation at the IAFFE Annual Conference program is limited to one formal paper and one roundtable (panel) discussion. You may be listed as a co-author on more than one paper as long as the other author presents the paper at the conference.
The 2014 Rhonda Williams Prize Call for Applications
Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, publisher of Feminist Economics
In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) has established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams' legacy of scholarship and activism, attend the annual IAFFE conference and present a paper.
Amount: $1500 to be awarded at the IAFFE conference in Accra, Ghana, June 27-29, 2014. The funds are intended to partially defray travel costs to attend the annual conference.
Application Deadline: Extended to April 4, 2014.
Criteria: The recipient's work in activism, advocacy, or scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to one or more of the following issues:
* Inequalities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or nationality.
* Interrelationships among racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism.
* Connections between scholarship and activism.
Special consideration will be given to applicants from groups not well represented in IAFFE and those with limited access to travel funds from their home institutions or international funders. This prize is targeted to junior scholars and activists.
The recipient of the prize must present a paper at the IAFFE conference (therefore submit the paper for inclusion in the Conference program) and submit the manuscript to Feminist Economics within a reasonable period after the conference. The paper will undergo an expedited review process, but publication is not guaranteed.
While it is rare, a travel grant may be awarded instead of the Rhonda Williams Prize in the event that the criteria for the prize are not met.
Applications should be sent to Marlene Kim, Chair, Rhonda Williams Prize, at Marlene.Kim@umb.edu and should include:
(1) A cover letter/email that includes a statement of (a) the connection between the applicant's experience and the Rhonda Williams legacy as described in the criteria above; and (b) how the applicant would bring diversity to IAFFE and how the applicant would like to be engaged with IAFFE in the future.
(2) A curriculum vitae or resume, labeled "resumeRWS"
(3) A draft of a full paper (not an abstract or outline) for the 2014 IAFFE conference, scheduled for June 27-29, 2014 in Accra, Ghana
Please send all files in Microsoft Word or in PDF Acrobat format. Please be sure that all materials are sent. Applicants who omit any of the three items listed above may not be considered for the prize.
Applicants who haven’t yet registered for the annual conference because they need funding: the prize winner will be allowed to register for the annual conference and will be included in the conference program after being notified of the prize.
If you are not an IAFFE member for 2014, please send in your membership application prior to submission of your prize application.
Please direct any questions to Marlene Kim, Chair, Rhonda William Prize, Marlene.Kim@umb.edu, or (617) 287-6954.
Hotel information is provided as a courtesy to those attending the conference. IAFFE does not reserve rooms nor do we have any affiliation for the hotels listed.
Hotels (46.6 KB)
Are you involved with: Research on women and land or assets? Designing or analyzing household surveys? An advocacy organization working on women’s property rights?
The Gender Asset Gap Project invites you to participate in a Workshop on Collecting and Analyzing Sex Disaggregated Asset Data at the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, June 26, 2014.
Topics include: Calculating the gender asset gap, which assets to include, how to collect asset value data, minimum questions required, and who to interview.
Registration forms and information: Deadline June 10, 2014.
Scholarships available for participants from East Africa: Deadline April 1, 2014.
For the full announcement, registration form, and scholarship application, click here.