2021 Call for Papers – Deadline Extended to May 3

The 91st Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association® will be held in Houston, TX at the Marriott Marquis Houston, November 20-22, 2021 (Saturday to Monday).

Abstract and paper submissions should be submitted online at the SEA 2021 Conference page beginning January 2021. Participants unable to submit online may contact the SEA Office at sea@ttu.edu 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 May 3, 2021.

Additional instructions for submitting abstracts and making the associated payment may be viewed here. Submission fees may be paid via credit card or check and are nonrefundable.  To pay the submission fee by credit card, follow the instructions linked above or contact the SEA office at (806) 742-7138.  To pay by check, please mail your payment to:

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

Submissions must include:

  • Paper Presenter/Primary Contact Author’s Name, Affiliation, Email Address, Telephone Number, and Business Address
  • Coauthor(s) Name, Affiliation, Email Address, and Telephone Number
  • Title of Paper
  • Paper Abstract
  • Two JEL Code Classifications – a complete list of JEL codes is available at:
    JEL Classification Codes Guide

SEA policy waives SUBMISSION FEES for papers submitted as part of a COMPLETE session proposal.  The President-Elect and Program Chair, Arthur H. Goldsmith, will review complete session proposals for consideration of inclusion on the 2021 conference program.

To submit a complete session proposal, please download and complete the SEA 2021 Session Submission Form and submit it directly to the attention of the President-Elect and Program Chair, Arthur H. Goldsmith, at sea2021@wlu.edu. Individuals, whose sessions are accepted, will receive additional instructions for uploading the papers and session to the SEA conference website.

Individually submitted abstracts 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.

NOTE: Please try to avoid being on more than three sessions because of the potential problem of time conflicts.

Questions may be directed to President-Elect and Program Chair, Arthur H. Goldsmith, at sea2021@wlu.edu or (540) 458-8970.

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Download 2021 Call for Papers as a PDF
Download 2021 Session Submission Form