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22 Jun 18 | News

Workshop on 'What drives inequality?'

LISER, the University of Luxembourg and the University of Antwerp convene an international workshop to bring new light to the underlying drivers of inequality and to unpack the reasons for wide variations in inequality across countries.

In the context of the 2019 issue of the annual "Research on Economic Inequality" volume, LISER, the University of Antwerp and the University of Luxembourg are organizing a workshop around the broad theme of "what drives inequality?".

The event will take place at LISER (Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg) on October 18-19. The aim is to bring new light to the underlying drivers of inequality and to unpack the reasons for wide variations in inequality across countries. While we seek to attract papers discussing the role of labour markets, taxation, social protection and redistributive policies, we are also interested in papers studying the role of deeper drivers such as political institutions, norms and attitudes and preferences for redistribution. While the main discussion may be about income inequality, we hope to attract contributions about wealth, consumption or other forms of inequalities.

The workshop will run from Thursday October 18 mid-day through Friday October 19 mid-afternoon.

It will consist of 10-12 contributed presentations and three invited lecturers by Ben Ansell (Oxford University), Francisco Ferreira (World Bank) and Andreas Peichl (ifO Institute and University of Munich).