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Call for Papers

We are currently seeking research for the inaugural Fall Research Conference

The Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute is pleased to announce a call for papers for its inaugural Fall Research Conference. This event will showcase the range of frontier-style research that the Institute engages with and supports. A broad scholarly exchange of ideas around presented papers will be encouraged. The event will also feature a keynote panel conversation with invited speakers.

We invite submissions on questions related to the Institute’s mission of supporting the Federal Reserve’s full employment mandate through research into how to enhance economic opportunity and achieve inclusive growth. We invite submissions that inform this mission, from both inside and outside of economics and from a range of methodological approaches.

Submission criteria

Submissions to the main conference day are open to our Advisory Board members and current or former Visiting Scholars, as well as from colleagues around the Federal Reserve System. Junior researchers of any affiliation are also invited to submit to the day-ahead mentoring portion of the conference.

Submission and event details

The 2021 conference will be held virtually on October 14 (day-ahead mentoring) and October 15 (main conference). Future conferences will be held partially or fully in person. Details on the two days of the conference, and information on how to submit, can be found below. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. CT on July 20.


Event details

OIGI Fall Research Conference: October 15

  • Approximately 10 – 4 p.m. CT. Presentations will be scheduled in this time frame. Pre- or post-conference virtual events may be scheduled outside of it.
  • Submit full papers by 5 p.m. CT on July 20. Partial drafts will be accepted but preference given to full manuscripts.
  • Presenters will take audience Q&A with the help of a moderator.
  • This portion of the event will be publicized, recorded, and livestreamed.

Day-Ahead Mentoring Mini Conference: October 14

  • Approximately 10 – 4 p.m. CT. Presentations will be scheduled in this time frame. Pre- or post-conference virtual events may be scheduled outside of it.
  • Open to scholars up to 10 years post-Ph.D., with preference for those with greater potential to benefit from the conference’s mentoring.
  • Submit full papers by 5 p.m. CT on July 20. Partial drafts will be accepted but preference given to full manuscripts. Submit an up-to-date CV at the same time.
  • Presenters will be matched with discussants.
  • The mini conference will focus on providing constructive feedback and networking opportunities. As such, attendance will be by invitation only, and the event will not be recorded or posted later. Participants will have discretion over social media publicity and subsequent paper postings.

Submission portal: Submit now via Cvent