The Georgetown Public Policy Review

Spring 2017 Call for Papers

In 2000, Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, remarked, “I do not believe we can go wrong,” referring to the prevailing economic model. The Great Recession proved him wrong. The nature of the world economy is changing before us.

2017 Spring Edition Flyer 11_3It has been disrupted.

How have technologies and start-ups disrupted the status quo and opened career opportunities as part of a new shared economy and contingent workforce?

How have dissolving labor protections, from the rise of

part-time work and decreased benefits to rapid mechanization
disrupted our perceptions of middle-class jobs?

How do these, and other, disruptions affect our economy, and the economies of developing nations around the world? How do demographic changes in the workforce, such as the rise of single women, change the nature of our labor market? Is this the new status quo?

All of these changes are antiquating current policies, from software patent law to labor protections and transportation law; how should governments respond? Do the positive effects of disruption outweigh the negatives? How do we help those

who are being left behind?

• Should explore the causes and consequences of these economic changes, offering policy options and solutions.
• Must be original pieces with a combination of: qualitative and quantitative data analysis, interviews
literature review, editorial/opinion, or visualizations/media.
• Formatting, grammar, and necessary citations follow Chicago Manual of Style.
• One cover page including: author(s) name, mailing address, telephone
number, e-mail address.
• Brief abstract of 100-200 words.
• Brief biographical statement of primary author and any other authors.
• Data visualizations, interactive media, and relevant data, if applicable. Read the 2016 Spring Edition online:


GPPR welcomes submissions, including articles and commentaries, on a rolling basis until January 2nd, 2017. Please submit articles to our Senior Spring Editor, Kathy Wroblewsa, at, or via post  to:

The Georgetown Public Policy Review
McCourt School of Public Policy
Georgetown University
100 Old North
37th and O Streets NW
Washington, D.C. 20057

For more information click here. GPPR reserves the right to edit submissions for accuracy, clarity, grammar, and length. Please note that the editorial process can take several weeks or more.