Race and Stratification in the Economy
The NBER Working Group on Race and Stratification in the Economy invites papers for potential presentation at its second annual conference. The meeting will explore the economics of race, considering the factors that contribute to racial differences in income, wealth, housing, educational attainment, labor market outcomes, economic mobility, and a range of other measures. The program from the group’s inaugural meeting may be found here:
The conference will be held in hybrid format on April 8, 2022, with an in-person component in Cambridge, Massachusetts, if public health conditions permit, and a virtual component as well. The program will be co-organized by NBER researchers Rodney Andrews (University of Texas-Dallas), Lisa Cook (Michigan State), Trevon Logan (The Ohio State University, and the working group’s director), and Conrad Miller (University of California, Berkeley).
The organizers are especially interested in theoretical and methodological papers that take race as their primary substantive focus; in papers that incorporate approaches from other disciplines into an economic framework; and in papers from sub-fields of economics in which the study of race is currently less prominent, such as monetary and macroeconomics, international trade, industrial organization, financial economics, and innovation and productivity. The goal is to bring together insights on race from across the economic profession, and to draw on input from other social sciences as well.
The NBER welcomes submissions by scholars who are early in their careers, who are not NBER affiliates, and/or who are members of under-represented groups. To be considered for inclusion on the program, completed papers must be uploaded by 11:59pm (EST) on Thursday, January 13, 2022 via the following link:
Please do not submit papers that have been accepted for publication and that will be published by April, 2022. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified in February, 2022. All co-authors will be invited to participate in the virtual/hybrid conference, and if an in-person meeting is possible, the NBER will cover the travel cost of two authors per paper. Questions about this conference may be addressed to email@example.com.