The International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP) gathers scholars dedicated to exploring the economics of democratic and participatory organizations, such as labor-managed firms, cooperatives and firms with broad-based employee share-ownership, profit sharing and worker participation schemes, as well as democratic nonprofit, community and social enterprises. The IAFEP Conferences, which take place every two years, provide an international forum for presentations and discussions of current research on the economics of participation.

Submissions for the 2016 conference, taking place in Copenhagen, are invited from all relevant fields of study, including comparative economic systems, industrial and labor economics, organizational studies, management studies, institutional economics, evolutionary economics, development economics, sociology, psychology, political science, law, and philosophy. We also invite proposals for complete sessions.

Extended Abstracts (max. 1000 words) in English should be sent by e-mail to Aleksandra Gregorič ( or Niels Mygind ( by March 31, 2016.

Abstracts should include full details of institutional affiliations and e-mail addresses. Proposals for complete sessions should include a brief description of the theme of the session and an abstract for each paper.

Authors will be notified by April 30, 2016 whether their papers are accepted for presentation. Complete drafts should reach us by June 15, 2016 in order to be handed out to Conference participants.