16th World Congress of the Association for Social Economics

“Putting the Social Back into Economics”

Call for Papers

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
June 11-13, 2018


Social economics studies the ethical & social causes, as well as the ethical & social consequences, of economic behavior, institutions, organizations, theory, and policy. The 16th World Congress in Social Economics will focus on how economics can be broadened by including ideas from social economics and how social economics can make contributions to other schools of economic thought.

We are accepting submissions of individual papers and complete sessions. These can be theoretical, methodological, historical, empirical, or policy oriented. While we will give preference to papers directly related to the above theme, especially papers that look at income inequality and/or income distribution from a social perspective, we welcome all papers addressing the interests and concerns of social economists. Routledge has expressed interested in doing a conference volume containing papers centered on the conference theme.

Fort Collins is located at the Rocky Mountains foothills and 60 miles north of Denver. A shuttle bus is available to take you from the Denver airport to campus.

The submission deadline is February 28, 2018. Decisions announced around March 31. All submissions should be made to Steven Pressman (Email Hidden). You may submit an abstract for an individual paper, an entire session of at least three papers, and/or an entire session proposal for a meaningful panel discussion. 

Summer School in Social Economics

The Association for Social Economics announces an exciting Summer School workshop for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s. to be held in conjunction with the World Congress of Social Economics. Between 12-18 fellows will be selected to attend the Summer School as guests of ASE. The Summer School begins the evening of June 21 and continues on June 22, 2015. Fellows accepted to the Summer School will receive complimentary room and meals for the Summer School and the World Congress, complementary registration to the World Congress, plus all Summer School materials. The application form will be available on this web site in the very near future.  Please check back.

Fellow Obligations:  Accepted fellows must become members of ASE and submit a Summer School refundable deposit of $100 (that will be returned upon completion of the World Congress). All fellows must commit to participating in all sessions of the Summer School and to staying for the entire World Congress.


Elba Brown-Collier Best Student Paper Award

This award, sponsored by the Association for Social Economics (ASE), is presented at the World Congress for Social Economics to the author of the best paper by a graduate student on a topic in social economics, also demonstrating strong promise for future scholarly contributions. Professors (or others who have completed their graduate degrees) cannot be coauthors.

To be eligible for the award, the student author must register for the conference and present his/her paper. Please submit your paper proposal through the regular submission process described above, indicating that you wish it to be considered for the prize. Following notification of acceptance in March, the full paper should be submitted for consideration by May 20, 2015. The status of each author must be clearly stipulated (MA student, PhD student, etc.) For consideration, the paper should be no longer than 8,000 words.

The Elba Brown-Collier Award Committee, composed of members of the Association for Social Economics, will adjudicate the submitted papers. The winner of the Elba Brown-Collier Best Student Paper Award for 2015 receives:

  • $400 USD
  • One year’s membership in ASE which includes subscriptions to Review of Social Economy and Forum for Social Economics.


Organizing Committee

Robert W. Dimand, Brock University
Mark D. White, College of Staten Island/CUNY
Ellen Mutari, Stockton University of New Jersey
Elba Brown-Collier, Association for Social Economics
Giuseppe Fontana, University of Leeds and University of Sannio