Submission Guidelines

May 3

June 1

July 12


August 25

September 5

October 5–6

Paper Submissions Open

Registration Opens

Paper Submission Deadline

Acceptance/Rejection Notification

Early Registration Deadline

Final Papers Due

Conference at Northwestern University (Kellogg Global Hub in Evanston, Illinois)

Paper Submissions

  • We welcome all papers that investigate topics in economic development.
  • Only full drafts of papers will be considered.
  • Each paper submission should include an abstract (300 words max).
  • Submit your document in PDF format to ensure that all fonts, symbols, and equations appear the way they were originally typed.
  • The final and completed version of all accepted papers must be received by September 5, 2019. Final papers should be uploaded to Conference Maker using the following naming convention: X_PAPER_Y.PDF, where X is your session number and Y is the last name of the presenter.   If you have a problem uploading the paper, please send it to using the same naming convention.

Submit your paper online at the NEUDC Conference Maker website.

Presentations and Discussions 

  • Each paper presentation will be 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes for discussants and 5 minutes for Q&A from the audience.
  • Presenters and discussants are expected to bring their presentations on a USB stick to the conference.  Each room has a resident computer where you will upload your slide deck; you should arrive early at the session in order to do this.

NEUDC 2019 is hosted by the Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
If you have any questions about the conference, please email