Workshop on Wealth Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility, and Equality of Opportunity
November 21 - 22, 2024
The Research Institute Economics of Inequality at the WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, are pleased to announce a jointly organized workshop on Wealth Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility, and Equality of Opportunity.
We invite the submission of papers addressing the measurement, causes, and consequences of wealth inequality, intergenerational mobility, and equality of opportunity. We welcome both theoretical and applied research submissions, particularly those utilizing new and innovative data sources.
This two-day workshop aims to be an interdisciplinary event. We particularly encourage contributions from economists, sociologists, and closely related disciplines. Attendees can expect to engage with approximately 40 participants working on closely related topics and questions.
The submission deadline is May 15. We will communicate acceptance decisions no later than June 15. We consider submissions of full papers and extended abstracts.
We are delighted to announce that two public keynote lectures will be held by Susan Dynarski (Harvard University) and Fabian Pfeffer (LMU Munich).
(Patricia Albjerg Graham Professor of Education, Harvard University)
Her research focuses on understanding and reducing inequality in education. She uses large-scale datasets and quantitative methods of causal inference to understand the effects of charter schools, financial aid, postsecondary schooling, class size, and high school reforms on academic achievement and educational attainment.
(Professor of Sociology, LMU Munich)
His work on social inequality, wealth, education, and quantitative methods appears in the American Sociological Review, the Annual Review of Sociology, Social Forces, the European Sociological Review, and other outlets.
(ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research & TAU - Turkish-German University)
WU, Vienna University of Economics and Business