2023 “Income and wealth inequality: drivers and consequences” Conference

Call for Papers

Gdansk University of Technology & Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)

invites proposals for the conference

Income and wealth inequality: drivers and consequences

September 27-29, 2023

The conference will take place at

Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland


Scholars are invited to present the latest research developments on income and wealth inequalities from a theoretical, historical, and comparative perspective, elaborate on the role of public policy and technological progress in the evolution of inequalities, and understand the economic and social consequences of increasing economic inequalities. Since economic inequality is a complex problem, we invite submissions from scholars representing various social science disciplines that deal with the following research topics: 1. inequality trends; 2. intergenerational inequalities; 3. inequalities within the household; 4. developments in inequality measurement: income and wealth ; 5. gender inequality and discrimination in the labor market; 6. consequences of household debt; 7. determinants and consequences of wealth accumulation; 8. understanding and measuring poverty with an emphasis on poverty reduction and economic development strategies; 9. preferences for redistribution: measurements, factors, and effects; 10. education, labor markets, and inequalities; 11. comparative assessments of social and fiscal policies on inequality and poverty; 12. impact of new technologies and Artificial Intelligence on social inequalities; 13. environmental protection and economic inequalities; 14. selected sustainable development goals and social inequalities; 15. Impact of crises on inequality and poverty, and policy responses.

We encourage scholars to submit papers that utilize LIS/LWS Databases ( https://www.lisdatacenter.org ) or similar income and wealth microdata in their cross-national comparative research or case study. We also welcome papers that combine macro and microdata. Finally, we invite scholars to submit full papers or extended abstracts no shorter than 1500 words.

During the conference, there will be (1) a Policy Roundtable with Policymakers and Academics, “The bridge between economic policy and research,” and (2) a special workshop for young scholars on software and techniques for inequality and poverty measurements and analysis.

The Best Paper Award and the Best Poster Award will be given in recognition of outstanding research presented at the conference. The award amount for Best Paper is 500 EUR, and for the Best Poster, 300 EUR. Eligibility criteria: scholars who are still pursuing or finished their Ph.D. after 2016. Anyone who attends the conference can nominate a paper for the award, including self-nominations. In addition, all papers/posters presented by eligible scholars and posted to the LIS/LWS Working Papers Series will be considered nominated. These Awards are made possible by generous support from the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) and the Faculty of Management and Economics at the Gdansk University of Technology.

Conference Registration Rates: regular 600PLN (~123 EUR); PhD students as presenters 180PLN (~37EUR).

Important dates

  • Deadline for full paper/extended abstract submission : May 7, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance : May 26, 2023
  • Registration open : June 1, 2023
  • Registration closed for presenters : June 20, 2023
  • Registration closed for other attendees : September 4, 2023


The proposal can be submitted on-line from here.

For more information, please contact conference@lisdatacenter.org.