Release date: January 12, 2022
Submission deadline: February 6, 2022
Notification date: February 28, 2022 (Approx)
Meeting dates: April 28-30, 2022, Cornell University
WGAPE invites interested scholars to submit a paper to present at a meeting at Cornell University from April 28-30, 2022. Africa based scholars are additionally welcome to apply as a meeting participant, with or without a paper submission. The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in Economics and Political Science who combine field research experience in Africa with training in political economy methods. The group has met semi-annually to discuss the in-progress work of its core members and has invited guests since 2002. It is co-led by Daniel Posner (Political Science, UCLA), Edward Miguel (Economics, UC Berkeley), Amanda Robinson (Political Science, Ohio State University), and Amma Panin (Economics, University of Louvain), and hosted by the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley.
WGAPE meetings center on research discussion sessions rather than presentations. Papers are circulated and expected to be read in advance by all participants. Presenters provide brief, orienting comments before the floor is opened for an hour-long discussion of each paper or research design. WGAPE accepts working papers and research designs (see an archive of papers from past WGAPE meetings here).
This is an excellent opportunity for junior researchers to network with more senior faculty from the US and Africa, engaging with new ideas on cutting edge research on African Political Economy.
To submit your paper or research design, please complete the form at this URL by 11:59pm PT on February 6, 2022.
Submissions must include:
Successful applicants will be notified within a few weeks, and will be expected to attend the full 3-day workshop.
Through the Cornell Global Hubs program, funding is available for three junior African scholars to attend the meeting with or without a paper on the program. One participant each will be selected from the University of Zambia and University of Ghana, with the third participant from any institution. The three selected fellows will be invited to remain at Cornell for additional days, to participate in other activities jointly with fellows from the Cornell STAARS program.
We seek the following qualities in meeting attendees:
Submissions must include:
To apply, follow this link and enter your application material by 11:59pm PT on February 6, 2022 (if you are also submitting a paper or research design, you must complete both forms).
PLEASE NOTE: Scholars who meet the criteria are invited and encouraged to apply for both this opportunity and to submit papers/research designs to the 2022 Request for Papers. A successful application to participate in the meeting does not guarantee acceptance of a paper or research design for the workshop.
If the Covid-19 pandemic prevents this meeting from happening as scheduled, we will not switch to a virtual format. The program will be held for six months. If conditions improve, we will reschedule the meeting for a different three-day period that works for the largest number of invited participants. If we are not able to reschedule before the end of October 2022, the meeting will be canceled.
If you have already applied for this RFP, and would either like to withdraw or amend your submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also contact this email address for any further information or clarification.
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