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2013 OAEPS Annual Meeting, September 27-28, Kent OH

Posted Aug. 23, 2013


September 27th and 28th, 2013

Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

Overnight accommodations are now available at the:

Holiday Inn Express
1215 Sanctuary View Dr.
Kent, OH 44240
Phone: (330) 673-9200

There is a conference rate of $89.95 per night available. Please use the code OAE when making reservations. Click Here for more information about our annual meeting.

Annual Meeting Schedule

Friday, September 27, 2013

6:00 - 7:00 pm Conference Registration
7:00 -9:00 pm Friday Evening Program

Invited Speakers: Pete Moore, Associate Professor of Political Science at Case Western Reseerve University and Joshua Stacher, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Kent State University

Topic: "The Political Economy of the Arab Uprising"

Program Description: During the 2011 uprisings, Arab protesters channeled decades of discontent with failed economic policy. However, the demise of leaders will not be enough to answer this discontent nor ensure productive development. Scholarship on the political determinants of economic development finds that the common recipe of expanding the private sector and increasing trade openness may be valuable but is not sufficient on its own for successful development. The Arab world’s economic path to 2011 included implementation in these areas, yet reform in underlying socio-economic structures and interests lagged. Addressing these conditions constitutes one of the most serious challenges facing Arab economies and politics. This program is co-sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle East Studies. Free and open to the public.

9:00 pm Reception

Saturday, September 28, 2013

8:30 am Conference Registration
9:00 am Paper Sessions
10:00 am Paper Sessions
11:00 am Paper Sessions
12:15 Lunch - A lunch of soup, salad, and sandwiches will be served. There will be a charge of $12.50 per indivdual for lunch.

Luncheon Speaker: Tom Fitzpatrick, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Topic: "Policy Considerations for Improving Ohio's Housing Market"

Program Description: Mr. Tom Fitzpatrick is an Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He will discuss the Ohio housing market recovery and share the Bank's perspective of regulatory reforms that would contribute to a more stable housing market.

1:15 Membership Meeting

Call For Papers

The Ohio Association for Economists and Political Scientists invites submissions of scholarly and applied research for presentation at the 2013 Annual Meeting to be held September 27-28 on the campus of Kent State University in Kent, OH.

OAEPS attracts scholars from across the region to present and discuss research in a friendly professional environment.

The conference includes sponsored undergraduate and graduate student paper competitions in economics and political science. University and college faculty are encouraged to promote these opportunities to students. Please see the information in the next section for more information about the student paper competitions

For full consideration, send a 200 word abstract to David McClough, Program Chair ( no later than Monday, September 9, 2013. Please indicate the discipline and subfield (e.g. economics, history of thought or political science, political theory).

Student Paper Competitions

Due to the generous support of sponsors, the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists is pleased to offer four distinct paper competitions serving undergraduate and graduate students of economics and political science. The competitions include:

1. Graduate Economics (Sponsored by The College of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University)

2. Graduate Political Science (Sponsored by the Center for Policy Studies at Case Western Reserve University)

3. Undergraduate Economics (Sponsored by The College of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University)

4. Undergraduate Political Science (Sponsored by The Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs at Ohio Wesleyan University)

The 1st and 2nd place papers in each competition receive a financial reward. For UNDERGRADUATE student paper competition finalists invited to present at the conference the registration fee is waived and lunch is complimentary.

Requirements/Rules/Fine Print/etc.:

• Undergraduate papers must have been written during the academic year 2012-13 but may be substantially revised during the summer.

• Undergraduate papers must be accompanied by faculty letter of support.

• Faculty-student research is not eligible for the contest; however, we encourage submission of co-authored research for presentation during the conference.

• Co-authored undergraduate papers are welcomed.

• To be eligible for prizes, authors must present their research during the Annual Meeting.

• Send submissions to: David McClough ( by September 9, 2013. Only completed manuscripts are eligible.

Please Consider Becoming a Member!

The Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientist is an inclusive organization and welcomes all members who are interested in our mission. Members are welcome from all states and nations. In addition to economists and political scientists at academic institutions, the organization membership is also open to other disciplines, researchers and policy makers in government, private business, and other institutions.

Becoming a member of OAEPS is a simple and quick process. You can sign up to become a member at our annual meeting or instructions on how to become a member can be found on our web site at It is important that the online form is filled out correctly for us to have the correct contact information. Fill out the form and click on the submit button. Then mail a check for your dues ($35.00 regular member, $5.00 student; made out to OAEPS) to our treasurer, Michael Carroll at the following address:

Department of Economics
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001

Journal of Economics and Politics

Now Accepting Submissions!

The Journal of Economics and Politics is now accepting submissions. We employ a double-blind review process and the new editorial staff is working hard to turn around submissions within a six-week period. Although we do give priority to papers with an Ohio focus, papers on all topics related to economics, political science, or public policy are welcome.

We ask that you submit your WORD file by e-mail to the editor of the Journal of Economics and Politics at Alternatively, you can write the JEP editor with your submissions, especially during the summer months. You are also welcome to ask questions at any time.


Elizabeth Stiles
Editor, Journal of Economics and Politics
Department of Political Science
B 31, Administration Building
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH 44118
Phone: 216.397.4671

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