About the Conference

25th Annual Conference Information

Issues in Political Economy sponsors an annual undergraduate research conference. Students serve as session chairs and discussants, as well as present their work. In the past these sessions have been very exciting and well attended.

The 2018 conference will be held during the Eastern Economic Association’s Annual Meeting, March 2-4, 2018 at the Boston Sheraton in Boston, MA.


Housing information:

  • The EEA conference is held at the Boston Sheraton Hotel.
  • A reception will be held on Friday, March 2nd, from 6:00-9:00pm at McGreevy’s for all students and faculty mentors.  The reception is free and there will be a cash bar.
  • In the past, we have be able to arrange for students to share hotel rooms to keep costs down. Let us know if you would be interested in sharing a room.
  • Students looking for financial assistance for travel can apply for up to $200 in aid from the Council on Undergraduate Research. Click here for details about how to apply for funds.

*NOTE: Participation in the conference is not a requirement for publication in IPE, neither does it qualify your paper for IPE review. To submit your paper for publication to IPE, please refer to Submit a Paper to IPE.