11 Sep 18 | News

Call for Papers - Submissions invited to volume 27 of Research on Economic Inequality

Research on Economic Inequality Vol. 27: "why inequality differs so much across countries?"

Volume editors:  Koen Decancq (University of Antwerp) and Philippe Van Kerm (LISER and University of Luxembourg)

For this 2019 volume, we have a special interest in the question “Why inequality differs so much across countries?” While income inequality trends have been extensively researched, much less is known about the driving forces behind international differences in inequality.

Against this background, we seek to attract papers discussing the role of labour markets, taxation, social protection and redistributive policies, but we are also interested in papers studying the role of deeper drivers such as political institutions, norms and attitudes and preferences for redistribution. Advancements to methodology and discussion of the cross-country comparability of inequality measures are also welcome. While the main discussion may be about income inequality, we hope to attract contributions about wealth, consumption or other forms of inequalities.

The timetable for Volume 27 is as follows:

  • Submission deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Initial Screening: December 1, 2018
  • Reviews Completed: March 1, 2019
  • Final Manuscripts Due: April 1, 2019
  • Publication: Summer 2019

We expect papers of about 6500 words in length – shortening of significantly longer pieces may be requested during the review process.

Please submit papers exclusively using the online submission form.

For further information about the Research on Economic Inequality series, please visit the publisher website at

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