Economic Development Quarterly is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for research manuscript proposals for a fall 2021 National Economic Summit on Inclusive Economic Development and Recovery Strategies to be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on September 23 and 24, 2021. Jointly organizing this conference are the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, Cleveland, New York, and Philadelphia; the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research/Economic Development Quarterly; and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC).

We are seeking research manuscript proposals for conference presentations and potential inclusion in a special issue in EDQ on inclusive economic development and recovery that illuminate disparities and facilitate racial/ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic inclusiveness and how they vary across regions and place types. The organizers encourage researchers to further our understanding of growing inequalities and the effectiveness of strategies to address them. We are interested in research on how the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic downturn it produced, and policy responses to both the virus and the economic downturn affected economic dynamics, economic inequality, and economic development strategies. We are also interested in research on longer-term patterns and trends in inequality, inclusion, and economic development that are independent of COVID-19.