Call for Papers: Crossing Interdisciplinary Boundaries Working Group

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The newly formed Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries Working Group will host its inaugural event on September 22, 2017 from 9am-5pm in Saieh Hall for Economics rm. 146. The day-long event will include research presentations by UChicago doctoral students and discussion by faculty members from departments other than the students' home unit. Built into the day will also be a round table discussion on ways to cultivate cross-department collaboration. To participate, please visit the Call for Papers here


Topics of interest for this workshop may include but are not limited to:

  • The role of neighborhoods in shaping social and economic opportunity
  •  Social networks, diversity and peer effects
  • Inclusion of citizens in the political process
  • The experience of first-generation college students
  • The role of markets in promoting or reducing income inequality
  • Reflections on methodological differences, standards of evidence, and data collection in the different social science disciplines

Interested PhD students are invited to send a 500-word abstract to​. Please include your name, program, and year of study in the email. ​The deadline for submission is August 1st​. Decisions will be announced by August 20th. Faculty interested in participating as discussants are warmly invited to signal their interest by sending an email to​.