2018 User Conference

Call for Papers

LIS/LWS 2nd Users Conference 03-04 of May 2018
The legacy of Tony Atkinson in inequality analysis

After the success of the 2017 LIS/LWS User Conference held in Belval (Luxembourg) in April 2017, LIS launches the 2018 LIS/LWS User Conference.

The second LIS/LWS Users Conference will be dedicated to Tony Atkinson, our former President, and his contribution to the development of the research on inequality. We aim to receive unpublished papers that have applied or further elaborated one of Tony Atkinson’s many ideas about inequality analysis on topics such as: welfare state analysis, top incomes, inequality and poverty, the redistributive effect of taxation and other related subjects. A selection of the papers that will be presented at the conference will be considered for publication in a volume, The legacy of Tony Atkinson in inequality analysis, edited by Andrea Brandolini, Daniele Checchi and Timothy Smeeding.

The conference will be organised on 03-04 of May 2018 in the Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg, which is also the home of LIS institute. The participation to the conference is free of charge. The accommodation for one night and meals (lunches and the conference social dinner) will be offered as well to the participants.

sjenkins Stephen Jenkins, Professor of Economic and Social Policy at the London School of Economics, will give the 2018 user conference keynote lecture on European poverty.

Please send your paper by 15 February 2018 to conference@lisdatacenter.org saved as LIS(LWS)_yourname in Word format.

The papers will be selected by a Scientific Committee that includes: Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy), Louis Chauvel (University of Luxembourg), Daniele Checchi (University of Milano & LIS), Conchita D’Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg), Janet Gornick (The City University of New York (CUNY) & LIS), Aline Muller (LISER), Carmen Petrovici (LIS), Tim Smeeding (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Philippe Van Kerm (LISER). The authors of the selected papers will be announced by mid February 2018.

Important Dates

Deadline for Paper submission         : February 15, 2018
Selected participants acceptance      : March 15, 2018


If you have any inquiries concerning the User Conference, please write to conference@lisdatacenter.org