2017 Annual Conference

26th IAFFE Annual Conference

Gender Inequalties in a Multipolar World
June 29 - July 1, 2017 | Sungshin University | Seoul, Korea

Call for Papers

The 2017 IAFFE conference theme, “Gender Inequalities in a Multipolar World,” is an attempt to focus our attention on how feminist economics can be useful to educators, feminist organizations and policymakers in a world where there are multiple power centers in both economic and political terms. This situation leads to many topics that feminist economists could effectively and singularly address, including expansion of the care economy and social welfare in emerging economies, transitions from austerity to growth-promoting policies (or the reverse) and the effects of such transitions on different demographic groups, increased marketization of formerly nonmarket activities, sex trafficking both within and between nations, and the economic effects of war and political instability on civil societies. There will be a stream of inquiry throughout the conference specific to the East Asian context, given the conference’s location. In addition, panel proposals and individual paper submissions are invited on any aspect of feminist inquiry into economic issues. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

Submissions: Abstracts must be submitted online via the IAFFE website, see Abstract Submissions below.  Submissions can be made for roundtables, panels or individual papers. Participants are limited to one paper presentation and one roundtable or appearance on a panel. Additional co-authored papers are allowed only if they are presented by the co-author. These limitations will allow maximum participation by all members wishing to participate.  Please see the IAFFE website, www.iaffe.org, for detailed submission guidelines.

Deadline for Submission:  The deadline for submissions is extended to May 1, 2017.

Call for Papers, IAFFE, Seoul 2017_1.pdf (12.1 MB)

Rhonda Williams Prize - Call for Applications

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.

Call for Applications _ 2017 Rhonda Williams Prize.pdf (67.4 KB)

Abstract Submissions

Please submit your abstract via Conference Maker at http://editorialexpress.com/conference/IAFFE17/

Important Session Participation Guidelines

IAFFE has a Paper Submission Policy that reflects our desire to promote opportunities for wide participation among individuals.  The following guidelines apply to the submission of papers for the IAFFE Annual Conference:

  • Participants are limited to two appearances on the program (excluding the role of Session Chair)
  • Participants are limited to one formal paper and one informal roundtable/panel discussion
  • Participants are free to be a co-author on a second paper so long as their co-author is presenting the paper
  • None of the limitations exclude a participant from serving as the Chair of a session
  • Once you have submitted your abstract you will not be able to edit it

We appreciate you willingness to follow these guidelines.

Session Submissions

If you would like to submit a session, please do so via ""Submit a Session"" in Conference Maker. NOTE: All abstracts must be submitted individually prior to submitting a session.

IMPORTANT: A session is a group of paper presentation around the same general them. It is possible that a session submitted with four or few papers may have additional papers added to it at a later date.

Panel/Roundtable Submissions

If you would like to submit a panel/roundtable, please do so via ""Submit a Session"" in Conference Maker. NOTE: All panel/roundtable participants must have a Conference Maker ID prior to submitting the panel/roundtable.

IMPORTANT: A panel/roundtable does not include presentation of papers, it is only a group of people coming togther to discuss a given topic.

If you have any questions or concerns about the submission process, please email conference@iaffe.org.

Conference Registration

Register online at http://www.iaffe.org/conference/register/IAFFE26th/

DEADLINES:  Early - April 21  |  Final - June 5

IMPORTANT: You must register by June 5, 2017 to be included in the printed Conference Program.

If you do not wish to or cannot register online, please complete the 2017 IAFFE Conference Registration Form. Follow the instructions on the form for submission.  All payments must be via credit card or via a check drawn on a U.S. bank.

Seoul 2017 Registration Form (507.3 KB)

On-site Registration - You may register on-site at the conference in Seoul, Korea.

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS: If you have registered for the conference but are unable to attend, you may request a partial refund.  Refunds are limited to half of the registration fee.  All requests must be emailed to the Conference Coordinator, acollins@iaffe.org, by June 19.

Travel, Lodging & Restaurants

Be sure to pack a raincoat and an umbrealla!

Lodging Recommendations (1.8 MB)

More info will be added in the next week.

Travel Visa Information

Please consider that you may need a visa to travel to South Korea and that you must apply for it in a timely manner. It is recommended that you apply at least 8 weeks before the start of the conference.

To receive a "letter of invitation" for your visa application, click "Yes" on the related question on the conference registration. 

Please note: You must be registered and paid-iin-full for the conference before we can send you a "letter of invitation."

For more information, please visit Visa Info for Korea

Travel Grant & Reduced Registration Opportunities

IAFFE announces two fiscal support opportunities for the upcoming 26th IAFFE Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea, June 29-July 1, 2017.
  • AFRICAN-SCHOLAR TRAVEL GRANTS - IAFFE has 4 grants for $2,500 each and 4 grants for $1,250 each to be awarded to support travel for African women scholars to attend and present at the conference. Made possible through the generous support of African Women’s Development Fund.
  • REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE IAFFE is accepting applications for reduced registration. IAFFE will provide a $200 reduction in the registration fee for ten young scholars. Made possible through the generous support of IAFFE members.
All recipients must present a paper at the IAFFE conference. You must submit your abstract and it must be accepted for presentation before the grant application deadline, April 30, 2017.

Application deadline is April 30, 2017. Recipients will be notified by May 8, 2017.

Announcement re AWDF Travel Grant for Seoul 2017_1.pdf (125.3 KB)