98th Annual Conference | July 2-6, 2023 in San Diego, California

Africa Finance and Economic Association (AFEA) is excited to announce that the call for papers for the AFEA session(s) at the WEAI 98th Annual Conference is now open. The meeting will be held in San Diego, California on July 2 – 6. AFEA will sponsor two sessions. AFEA invites relevant and high-quality papers covering a wide array of sustainable development issues such as Agri-food, Manufacturing, Health, Education, Trade, Infrastructure, China-Africa relations, Digitalization, Climate Change, Environmental Management, Cybersecurity, Racial Economic Inequality, COVID-19 pandemic, and Political Economy. 



For any proposal or full paper to be considered, provide the following:  

1.    A title of the proposal/paper.

2.     A concise abstract of no more than 250-word summarizing the paper’s objective, methodology, (if empirical paper; data and sampling period), key preliminary results, and contribution to literature. 

3.    Primary & two secondary JEL classification codes that best describe the paper  

4.    Contact information (especially emails) and affiliations of ALL contributing authors.   

5.    The submission form is available here: AFEA_WEAI Submission Form.


The last date for proposal/paper submission is January 20, 2023. Early submissions are highly encouraged. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by January 30, 2023, while the deadline for submitting the full paper is April 1, 2023.   
Conference attendees must also register with the WEAI to attend the WEAI annual meeting by paying the ASSA conference registration fees. All attendees of AFEA sessions are expected to pay the WEAI conference registration fees, which will entitle you to a name badge, benefit from a hotel discount, and use of the book exhibit. WEAI registration is opened. 


Proposal acceptance does not guarantee presentation at the conference 
Only authors who register and submit full papers by April 1, 2023 on the WEAI conference site, will be scheduled for presentation.  

Membership in AFEA is a pre-condition for paper submission and participation in all AFEA and WEAI sessions. Authors of accepted proposals MUST pay AFEA membership fee online - by April 1. Membership or payment statuses could be confirmed by the Secretary/Treasurer, Dr. Christian Nsiah at (   

If you need further clarification on this call for papers, please contact Gbadebo Odularu, Ph.D., AFEA President-elect/Program Chair, Bay Atlantic University, U.S. Email: or Samuel Amponsah, Ph.D., AFEA Secretary-elect, Tokyo International University, Japan. Email: