Call for papers

Mid-term conference in Warsaw 7-9.09.2020

Due to the pandemic restrictions and the uncertain situation the conference cannot be held in September 2020. We are working on the new format/date. It will be announced here soon.

Economic sociology studies how economic decisions are socially embedded. Economic sociologists study social processes on all levels of analysis. Thanks to this line of research, we know more about transformations in social life at micro, meso or macro level. Economic sociology focuses on socially defined categories, social-political institutions, practices, relations and the ways economic actors use such socially defined tools for coping with reality so that they can be seen as a tool that enables and simultaneously restricts agency. For economic sociology, one of the most interesting forms of social action are exchanges because they embed and reproduce social relations and institutions, facilitate economic processes and outcomes.

We invite not only economic sociologists to submit abstracts of your presentations to one of the 14 thematic sessions or to the general conference track.

The ESA Research Network 09 Economic Sociology Mid-Term Conference is going to be held in Warsaw, one of the largest cities of Eastern Europe, a region that recently went through large-scale transformation from a planned economy to a free-market one. The region became the laboratory for neo-liberal experiments which influenced the labor market, industrial relations, the social-institutional embeddedness of the economy and the way other areas of social and political life are organized.


Abstract submission: May 31st, 2020 
In your abstract please clearly state the research question addressed, the theoretical arguments and data/ methods used, if the paper is based on empirical research. We will review the abstracts according to whether the paper makes a comprehensive and original contribution. Submission form is available here [LINK TO THE FORM].

Conference program: June 2020 

Travel grants for early career researchers: Funded by the European Sociological Association we can offer few travel grants for early career researchers (PhD students and early stage postdocs). Please apply for the conference and the travel grant by sending an extended abstract (of not more than 1000 words) and a budget estimation (all documents in one pdf-file) to economicsociologyw [at] before the deadline. The travel grant covers flights/train/bus and accommodation up to a total of 250,– € (conference fee will be waived). The grant will be paid after the conference. We expect recipients of the travel grants to become members of ESA and our RN09, Economic Sociology.

For more information on the research network please see

Download the CfP here [LINK].