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 April 4, 2017. Notification of acceptance will begin on March 15, 2017.
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.
Please submit your abstract via Conference Maker at
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:
We appreciate you willingness to follow these guidelines.
If you would like to submit a session, please do so via "" 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.
If you would like to submit a panel/roundtable, please do so via "" 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 email@example.com.
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DEADLINES: Early - April 17 | Final - June 5
IMPORTANT: You must register by June 5, 2017 to be included in the printed Conference Program.
On-site Registration - You may register on-site at the conference in Seoul, Korea.
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.
Cancellations: 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, by June 19.