SEA Call for Papers 2018

Deadline for Paper Submission is April 1, 2018

The annual meeting of the Southern Economic Association® will be held in Washington, DC at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, November 18-20, 2018 (Sunday to Tuesday).

Abstract and paper submissions should be submitted online at the SEA 2018 Conference page beginning January 2018. Participants unable to submit online may contact President-Elect, Donna Gilleskie, at for assistance. The SEA charges a $35 submission fee for all conference submissions.  Only one submission fee is necessary for each single abstract submitted (even if there are multiple authors).  All submissions and fees should be received no later than April 1, 2018.  Submission fees may be paid via credit card or check and are nonrefundable.  To pay the submission fee by credit card, visit the SEA website at or contact the SEA office at (806) 742-7138.  To pay by check, please mail your check payment to:

Benjamin W. Powell, Secretary/Treasurer
Conference Submissions
Southern Economic Association®
Texas Tech University
Box 45059
Lubbock, TX 79409-5059

Submissions must include:

Author’s (and co-author’s) name, affiliation, address, fax number, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Title of paper.
Two JEL code classifications – a complete list of JEL codes is available at:

SEA policy waives SUBMISSION FEES for papers submitted as part of a COMPLETE session proposal.  If you wish to submit an entire session, please complete the SEA 2018 General Session Submission Form (Please note that you will need to download the form to activate the fillable fields) and submit it to President-Elect and Program Chair, Donna Gilleskie, at  NOTE: Please try to avoid being on more than three sessions because of the potential problem of time conflicts.

The submitted abstracts and proposed sessions will be reviewed by a Program Planning Board composed of members of the SEA Board of Trustees.  Acceptance notifications will be emailed by mid-June.  Questions may be directed to President-Elect, Donna Gilleskie, at or (919) 966-5372.

The SEA views service as a chair or discussant to be a normal professional responsibility, and assumes that persons presenting papers at the SEA meetings will serve (if needed) for at least one other conference session. Unless you tell us otherwise, we will assume that you are willing to undertake this responsibility.  However, if you are unable or unwilling to serve in this capacity, please email President-Elect, Donna Gilleskie, at with the following information:

_____   I am unwilling to serve as a chair or discussant at an SEA session.

_____   I am happy to serve as a chair or discussant; however, I am unable to serve during the following times:


The SEA cannot commit to attempting to arrange a discussant for any presenter unwilling or unable to serve as a session chair or discussant.

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