Dates: Thursday 30th – Friday 31st March, 2023
Venue: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK and online

We invite abstract submissions for a new academic conference focused on the economics of water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The conference is being organised by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. It is co-funded by the Royal Economic Society (RES).

Paper topics may relate to any area of WASH economics, loosely defined as how actors (e.g. individuals, providers, governments) make decisions about the allocation and means of providing scarce resources in the delivery and use of WASH services. Submissions related to any setting globally are welcome, as are submissions from researchers working on such issues within disciplines beyond economics (e.g. engineering, public health).

Keynote speakers will include Prof. Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University).

Scholarships funded by the RES are available to facilitate attendance by early career researchers from low- and middle-income countries.

Each paper session will be 50 minutes. Authors will present their paper (20 mins.), followed by reflections from a pre-identified discussant (10 mins.), then open discussion (20 mins.).

Extended abstracts should be submitted via this link. They should be 300-400 words and may include 1 figure or table if desired. Abstracts should be work in progress rather than published journal articles, but may be working papers or pre-prints. Submissions with pending results are acceptable if results are expected by Jan. 2023.

Key dates are:
• 18th November 2022 – abstract deadline (portal opens 21st Oct. at website above)
• 13th December 2022 – notification of acceptance
• 1st March 2023 – full paper submission deadline
• 30th–31st March 2023 – conference takes place

Attendance is free and includes lunches and a conference dinner. Online participation will be via Zoom. Children are welcome.