Call for papers – “Why inequality differs so much across countries?”

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

The 2019 edition of the annual Research on Economic Inequality series has 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, the volume editors invite papers discussing the role of labour markets, taxation, social protection and redistributive policies are solicited, as well as 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, contributions about wealth, consumption or other forms of inequalities are sought.

Deadline for submission is November 15 2018. Final manuscripts of selected papers will be due on April 1 2019.

For information about the Research on Economic Inequality series, visit the publisher website.

To submit a paper, go to LISER Website


September 14, 2018 | News