Category Archives: Call for Papers

ACE Call for Papers for ASSA 2025

San Francisco, CA January 3-5

The Association of Christian Economists invites members to submit scholarly papers for consideration for inclusion in the ACE sessions scheduled for the 2025 ASSA meetings. Submissions of individual papers, complete academic sessions, or panels are invited.

Deadline: Friday April 12, 2024.

Submissions should address topics of interest to Christian economists. Such topics include but are not limited to: environmental economics, health, education, financial markets, trade, public choice, inequality, development, labor, taxation, the economics of religion, and theology and economics.

  • Papers/sessions should be scholarly in nature, and should not have already appeared in print at the time of the ASSA meeting.
  • Members submitting complete sessions or panels may include participants (paper presenters, discussants, and panelists) who are not members of the Association and who respect the goals and purposes of ACE.

Submission process:

  • Email all submissions to Stephen Smith at slssmith@hope.edu.  Please put “ACE 2025 submission” in the email subject line.
  • Submissions will be evaluated by the ACE Executive Board and others selected by the Executive Board as necessary to evaluate specific proposals. 

Questions? Contact ACE President Stephen Smith, slssmith@hope.edu.

ACE Call for Papers for ASSA 2024

San Antonio, TX January 5-7

The Association of Christian Economists invites members to submit scholarly papers for consideration for inclusion in the ACE sessions scheduled for the 2024 ASSA meetings. Submissions of individual papers, complete academic sessions, or panels are invited.

Deadline: Friday April 14, 2023.

Submissions should address topics of interest to Christian economists. Such topics include but are not limited to: environmental economics, health, education, financial markets, trade, public choice, inequality, development, labor, taxation, the economics of religion, and theology and economics.

  • Papers/sessions should be scholarly in nature, and should not have already appeared in print at the time of the ASSA meeting.
  • Members submitting complete sessions or panels may include participants (paper presenters, discussants, and panelists) who are not members of the Association and who respect the goals and purposes of ACE.

Submission process:

  • Email all submissions to Sarah Hamersma at sehamers@syr.edu. Please put “ACE 2024 submission” in the email subject line.
  • Submissions will be evaluated by the ACE Executive Board and others selected by the Executive Board as necessary to evaluate specific proposals. 

Questions? Contact ACE Vice President Sarah Hamersma, sehamers@syr.edu.

Call for papers for SEA conference session organized by ACE

ACE members are invited to submit papers for possible inclusion in a Presidential Session at the Southern Economic Association (Nov 2023 in New Orleans).  The session will be organized by ACE member Ngina Chiteji.  The attached call for papers provides details and contact information; submissions need to arrive to her by March 20 to be considered.  We look forward to seeing what you’d like to share with ACE and the SEA!

Call for Development Economists: EA Christian Conference on April 20-21 in D.C.

The Christian Impact Professionals Conference brings together Christian economists, M&E experts, and other key stakeholders to discuss evidence-based approaches to measuring program effectiveness. Conference to be held in Washington D.C. on April 20 and April 21, 2023

Speakers include Paul Niehaus (GiveDirectly, UCSD), Esther Wang (ID Insight / Bridgespan), Lincoln Lau (ICM)

For an invitation, please express interest on this page by March 31, 2023 (or March 5 if needing financial assistance), or email JD Bauman to say you are interested.

More info here.

Call for Papers: Economics and Human Flourishing

The Economic Humanist Group together with the Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics (ISLE) invites submissions of abstracts and papers for consideration for inclusion in their jointly hosted conference on the topic of:

Economics and Human Flourishing: (What) Can Economists Learn from Theology?

Conference to be held at the Leuven Center of Christian Studies in Leuven Belgium on June 30 and July 1st, 2023.

Call for papers Deadline: January 31, 2023

Details about submission requirements can be found here.

Two parallel workshop tracks

Track A: To explore the potential shared anthropological ground between economics and theology, inviting contributions from disciplines including theology, anthropology, philosophy (e.g. personalism), and history of ideas.

Track B: Specifically designed for scholars trained in the (formal) language of economic models. Asking how insights from other disciplines with a richer understanding of anthropology can feed in ideas to economists, whilst allowing them to treat those insights within the ‘epistemic culture’ of economics, based to a considerable degree on mathematical modeling.

Call for Abstracts

Economics for the Common Good: The Work of Christian Economists

A conference sponsored by:

The Association of Christian Economists
&
The Department of Economics and Business at Hope College

Conference Dates: July 20th to 22nd 2023
Submissions Due: January 15th 2023

The economics discipline is at the center of some of the biggest questions that humans face, including those about poverty, wealth, the role of the state, inequality, growth, the cost of living, migration, education, and family. Christian thinking has often motivated scholars to delve deeply into these important questions, sometimes offering a distinct way of approaching our pursuit of the common good. In order to explore Christian’s work in the discipline of economics, and to spur Christian thinking about economic topics, the Association of Christian Economists invites all interested scholars to join us for an academic conference at Hope College in Holland, MI, in July of 2022.

The conference will feature three plenary lectures by Paul Oslington (Alphacrucis University College), Sarah Hamersma (Syracuse University), and Daniel Hungerman (University of Notre Dame), as well as concurrent sessions featuring presentations by economists from a variety of Christian theological and economic traditions. We welcome papers that are theoretical, empirical, historical, or philosophical in nature, as well as proposals for panel sessions around a theme of general interest. We welcome papers that specifically address the relationship between faith and economic reasoning as well as those that use conventional economic analysis to investigate questions of interest. Selected papers from the conference will appear in Faith & Economics, the journal of the Association of Christian Economists.

Instructions

Individual paper submissions should include a title, author, and abstract. Full paper drafts are welcome. Complete session proposals are encouraged and should include title/author/abstract for 3 to 4 speakers. Panel sessions that do not include research presentations should include a title, a detailed description of the topic to be discussed, and the proposed participants. All questions and submissions should be emailed to conference@christianeconomists.org. First priority will be given to submissions received before January 15th, 2023. 

Submissions from graduate students are encouraged. Students can attend at a discounted rate, and there is a limited pool of travel support available for students whose papers are accepted. Please indicate your desire to apply for this support in an email to conference@christianeconomists.org.

Location

Hope College’s campus, green and full of bursting flower beds in July, abuts Holland’s attractive downtown with its many shops, restaurants, and brew pubs. The beautiful sandy beaches of Lake Michigan are close by. We anticipate a convivial time of scholarly discussion, fellowship, and conversation over the course of the meetings.

This page will be updated with information about registration, lodging, and other details as they become available.

ACE Call for Papers for ASSA 2023, New Orleans, LA January 6-8

The Association of Christian Economists invites members to submit scholarly papers for consideration for inclusion in the ACE sessions scheduled for the 2023 ASSA meetings. Submissions of individual papers, complete academic sessions, or panels are invited.

Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2022.

Submissions should address topics of interest to Christian economists. Such topics include but are not limited to: environmental economics, health, education, financial markets, trade, inequality, development, labor, taxation, the economics of religion, and theology and economics.

  • Papers/sessions should be scholarly in nature and should not have already appeared in print at the time of the ASSA meeting.
  • Members submitting complete sessions or panels may include participants, paper presenters and  discussants, and panelists, who are not members of the Association and who respect the goals and purposes of ACE.

Submission process:

  • Email all submissions to Stephen Smith at slssmith@hope.edu.  Please include “ACE 2023 submission” in the email subject line.
  • Submissions will be evaluated by the ACE Executive Committee and others selected by the Executive Committee as necessary to evaluate specific proposals. 

Questions? Contact ACE President Stephen Smith, slssmith@hope.edu.

Call For Papers: Christian Faith and Economics Education

Faith & Economics, the journal of the Association of Christian Economists, invites submissions for a special issue on the topic of: 

Christian Faith and Economics Education

The practice of teaching economics warrants careful reflection and study, and we can all learn from the best practices of other teachers. Even more, those who work to bring a particular Christian tradition to bear in their teaching will find a wealth of integrative scholarship, but little that is focused on teaching. Even less work is focused on the broader practices of higher education. This is a particularly difficult period for higher education in the United States, and so it is appropriate for us to turn our scholarly attention toward the institutions that we serve, and the practice of teaching.

For this special issue, we welcome two types of submissions. 

Research Articles: First, we seek research articles that explore these (or related) topics:

  • Economics pedagogy, or economics education
  • Economic literacy
  • Integrating economics and theology in the classroom
  • Integrating economics and ethics in the classroom
  • Christian higher education
  • The place of Christianity in the classroom or university at secular institutions

Research articles will be subject to our normal standard of double-blind peer review.

Pedagogical Case Studies: For those with innovative ideas or classroom practices, we also welcome shorter case studies (1500 to 3000 words) in which you highlight a method of integration between economics and Christian theology, history, or ethics. These case studies will be subject to review by the editorial board.

Deadline & Submissions: Submissions should be submitted by October 15th 2021. All submissions should be sent to Steven McMullen by email at editor@christianeconomists.org.

You can download this call for papers here:

ACE Call for Papers for ASSA 2022, Boston MA January 7-9

The Association of Christian Economists invites members to submit scholarly papers for consideration for inclusion in the ACE sessions scheduled for the 2022 ASSA meetings. Submissions of individual papers, complete academic sessions or roundtables are invited.

Deadline for all submissions: Friday May 7, 2021.

Submissions should address topics of interest to Christian economists. Such topics include but are not limited to: environmental economics, health, education, financial markets, trade, inequality, development, labor, taxation, the economics of religion, and theology and economics.

  • Papers/sessions should be scholarly in nature, and should not have already appeared in print at the time of the ASSA meeting.
  • Members submitting complete sessions may include participants, paper presenters, and discussants who are not members of the Association. Session organizers should verify that potential non-member participants respect the goals and purposes of ACE.

Submission process:

  • Applicants should fill out the appropriate tab in the Excel workbook below.
  • Email the completed Excel form along with the academic paper(s) to Stephen Smith at slssmith@hope.edu.  Please put “ACE 2022 submission” in the email subject line.
  • Submissions will be evaluated by the ACE Executive Committee (President, Vice President, and two committee members) and possibly additional evaluators, selected by the Executive Committee, to provide expertise in evaluating specific proposals.  Members will be notified by the President via email about the decision of the committee.   

Questions? Contact ACE President Stephen Smith, slssmith@hope.edu.

Call For Submissions: AEI Faith & Public Life Faculty Retreat

This year the Initiative on Faith and Public Life at the American Enterprise Institute is partnering with ACE for their annual faculty retreat. Each year the program brings together a group of interested faculty to discuss a foundational question for Christians in the academy. Faculty are invited to submit a short essay on a theme, four of which are published and presented at the retreat.

This year’s theme question is: In the contemporary United States, what would a truly humane economy look like?

Details about the call for essays are available here. All essays submitted, including those not chosen for the retreat program, will also be considered for a symposium in a forthcoming issue of Faith & Economics. Those chosen for the retreat program will also receive a $1000 honorarium.

The deadline for consideration is November 30th, 2020.