PENULTIMATE CALL FOR PAPERS! – WRSA 51st Annual Meeting in Hawaii

We are now less than two weeks away from the traditional October 15 deadline for paper submissions for the WRSA annual meeting. Now’s the time to get your papers submitted! If you plan to attend the meeting but won’t be presenting a paper, the program committee will be happy to assign you paper discussant and/or chair duties – just drop a line letting us know you’d like to be included in the program.

The deadline is also fast approaching for the Tiebout Prize – we’ve had several submissions but would definitely like to see a few more! The Tiebout Prize will be awarded for the best paper submitted by a full-time graduate student enrolled at an accredited academic institution (currently or having completed studies during Academic Year 2010–2011). To be considered, papers should be in the general multidisciplinary realm of regional science: topics in the fields of regional economics, urban economics, urban/regional planning, economic and quantitative geography, and local public finance are especially encouraged. The winning author will receive $1,000 to help defray the costs of attending the Meeting. The paper may be published in The Annals of Regional Science (published by Springer) following standard review/revision procedures. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2011. For further details, see the WRSA website at

Finally, if you’ve recently completed your PhD studies (within the past five years), consider submitting your WRSA conference paper for the Springer Prize. This prize is awarded annually at the WRSA Annual Meeting for the best paper presented by an early career scholar (doctoral studies completed within the past five years) on a regional science topic. The prize consists of a certificate and selection of Springer books as chosen by the winner, worth $300. Following standard review/revision procedures, the paper may be published in The Annals of Regional Science and announced on the Springer Website. To have a paper considered for the Springer Prize simply inform me of this wish at the time of paper submittal for the conference (or no later than January 1).

Further details on paper submission and meeting logistics are available on the WRSA website: