2017 Annual Conference


26th IAFFE Annual Conference

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


Errata Sheet

Click HERE to go to Errata Sheet for conference and conference program updates.


Preliminary Conference Programs

Please Note: Check back regularly for updates to the program


Directions & Map


Conference and Meetings Schedules


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.

Deadline for Submission:  Submission deadline has passed.

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


Travel, Lodging & Restaurants

Be sure to pack a raincoat and an umbrealla!

Lodging Recommendations | Seoul 2017.docx (110.0 KB)


Pre-Conference Workshop

 IAFFE will hold a Pre-Conference Workshop on Wednesday, June 28, 1:30p - 5p in Room 819 at Sungshin University in Seoul. (Directions will be posted on the website by June 23.)

The pre-conference workshop is designed for scholars and activists new to feminist economics. It provides presentations by established scholars in the field. While precise topics vary from year to year, in general we include an overview to the subject along with presentations on specific topics such as feminist economics methodologies, caring labor, diversity in economics, and global perspectives on gender and economics.  We also generally provide career-building presentations and discussions, such as publishing feminist economics research and developing a media presence.  Further details to follow.  There is no additional fee to attend this workshop.

Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda, Seoul 2017_2.pdf (100.4 KB)

The Pre-Conference Workshop is organized by Yana Rodgers, please contact her at yanarodgers@gmail.com with any questions or other concerns.


Conference Registration

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

DEADLINES:  Early Registration - April 21  |  Accepted Papers/Sessions/Panels* - May 10  |  Final Registration - June 5 

*IMPORTANT: In order to be included in the conference program, you MUST be fully registered for the conference by May 10.

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 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 announce two support opportunities for the upcoming 26th IAFFE Annual Conference in Seoul, South Kroea, June 29 - July 1, 2017.

  • African-Scholar Travel Grant - 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. These grants are made possible through the generous support of the African Women's Development Fund.  Please see link to Call for Applications and application form below.
  • Reduced Registration Fee - IAFFE is accepting applications for reduced registration. IAFFE will provde a $200 reduction in the registration fee for 10 young scholars. This opportunity is made possible through the generous support of IAFFE member donations.  Please see link to Call for Applications and application form below.

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


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.


For more info, contact Andrea Collins, Business Manager & Conference Coordinator, at acollins@iaffe.org.