Call for Papers

The Program Committee (John Wallis, University of Maryland (chair), together with Dan Bogart, Karen Clay, and Tracy Dennison) welcomes submissions on ALL subjects in economic history, though some preference will be given to papers that specifically fit the theme.  Papers should be submitted individually, but authors may suggest to the Committee that three particular papers fit well together in a panel.


Papers should in all cases be works in progress rather than accepted or published work. Submitters should let the program committee know at the time of application if the paper they are proposing has already been submitted for publication. Individuals who presented or co-authored a paper given at the 2013 meeting are not eligible for inclusion in the 2014 program.



Graduate students are encouraged to attend the meeting. The Association offers subsidies for travel, hotel, registration, and meals, including a special graduate student dinner. A poster session welcomes work from dissertations in progress. Applications for the poster session are due no later than 21 May 2014 online: poster submission system is open. The dissertation session, convened by Leah Platt Boustan (UCLA) and Mauricio Drelichman (University of British Columbia), will honor six dissertations completed during the 2013-2014 academic year. The submission deadline is June 11, 2014. The Alexander Gerschenkron and Allan Nevins prizes will be awarded to the best dissertations on non-North American and North American topics respectively. Dissertations must be submitted as a single PDF file. Files of less than 5 MB in size may be sent directly to the conveners as an email attachment. To submit a file over 5 MB in size, please supply a download link in an email message.


Gerschenkron prize submissions should be emailed to
Nevins prize submissions should be emailed to


All submissions will be acknowledged by return email.


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