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Posted on March 7th, 2024 in Events, Research by Sydney Bielefeld

Uniting Minds and Markets: Previewing the 2024 Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Conference


As the academic community eagerly anticipates the arrival of spring, economists from around the world are gearing up for an intellectual feast at the Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Conference. Scheduled for May 17-19, 2024, at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in the vibrant city of Indianapolis, this conference marks a significant milestone in its illustrious history, spanning over four decades of scholarly exchange and innovation.

What sets this conference apart is its unique dual focus, offering a dynamic platform for scholars to delve deep into both economic theory and international trade. With a rich tradition of fostering interdisciplinary dialogue, the conference attracts high-quality academic researchers, totaling about 130 attendees, with up to half hailing from outside the United States.

The conference features approximately 100 papers, each representing the cutting edge of economic thought and empirical research. Attendees can expect a diverse array of topics spanning theoretical models, empirical analyses, and policy implications, reflecting the multifaceted nature of contemporary economic inquiry.

One of the hallmarks of the Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Conference is its commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. Thanks to the generosity of its organizers, there are no submission or registration fees, ensuring that scholars from all backgrounds can participate and contribute to the intellectual discourse.

For those interested in presenting their research at the conference, the submission process is straightforward. Papers for the International Trade meetings are submitted through the dedicated link provided on the conference website, while papers for the Economic Theory meetings follow a similar procedure. The deadline for submission is Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 11:59 PM (EDT), with a preliminary program set to be announced by April 6.

The rigorous evaluation process ensures that only the highest quality papers are selected for presentation. Submissions for the International Trade meetings are evaluated by a scientific committee led by esteemed scholars such as Ray Riezman, James Lake, and Georg Schaur. Meanwhile, papers for the Economic Theory meetings are reviewed by a distinguished panel coordinated by Subir Chakrabarti.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, it is acceptable for scholars to submit papers to both the Economic Theory and International Trade meetings. However, to avoid conflicts, authors are kindly requested to notify both Ray Riezman and Subir Chakrabarti if they choose to do so.

As anticipation builds for the 2024 conference, attendees can look forward to engaging discussions, insightful presentations, and invaluable networking opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned researcher or a budding scholar, the Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Conference offers a fertile ground for intellectual exploration and collaboration.

Join us in Indianapolis this May as we unite minds and markets, advancing our understanding of economic theory and international trade in an ever-changing world. For more information and to stay updated on conference developments, visit the official conference website.

Let the countdown to the Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Conference begin!