Great Lakes Political Economy Theory Conference

The Department of Economics at the University of Illinois will host the fourth annual Great Lakes Political Economy Theory Conference on Saturday, August 29, 2020

This conference promotes research in political economy theory in the Great Lakes region. The University of Western Ontario hosted the inaugural conference in 2017, Michigan State University hosted in 2018, and the University of Chicago Harris School in 2019.

Our format will be similar to that of previous years: a one-day event, with 5 to 8 short presentations, and discussion over coffee breaks, lunch and dinner.  As in previous years, we will aim for a small imbalance that favors junior faculty. We also welcome submissions from promising graduate students.

If you are interested in presenting or discussing, please let us know as soon as possible. If you are interested in presenting, please send us your submission in the form of a paper, an abstract, or a title, by May 25th to Dan Bernhardt ( or Stefan Krasa (

We will cover breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and can likely offset a portion of travel costs for presenters.

The Conference Program and a link to formally register your participation will be posted in June.

Location: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (room will be announced closer to the time of the conference)