2022 (LIS)2ER workshop: “Inflation, energy prices and tax policy: Effects on consumption and welfare”

LIS Cross-national Data Center and LISER convened the third international scientific workshop on Policies to Fight Inequality in the realm of the (LIS)2ER initiative.

Inflation has recently reached levels that have not been seen in many industrialized countries for decades. Spikes in energy prices, notably, raised concern about the livelihoods of families living on a tight budget. In this context, the 2022 (LIS)2ER workshop on policies to fight inequality—organized annually by the LIS Cross-national Data Center and LISER—aims to discuss research on inequality and distributive impacts of exposure to price variations. Emerging research on ‘inflation inequality’ has revealed the unequal exposure of households to price variations by income level, and notably a double pain with low income households facing higher inflation than high income households. However, knowledge remains limited as traditional measurement of inflation typically assumes that all agents face the same set of prices and detailed analysis requires fine-grain data. Vulnerability to price variations may also be linked to other dimensions such as gender, occupation or age. The workshop aims to offer a forum to discuss novel research and insights on these questions and provide scholars with an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas.

The workshop took place from Thursday 1st December (mid-day) through Friday 2nd December (mid-afternoon) in the Maison des Sciences Humaines, in Esch-sur-Alzette. It consisted of 10 invited academic presentations. A connected policy roundtable took place on Friday 2nd December, early afternoon.

The workshop programme is available here.

Organizing Committee:
Teresa Munzi (LIS) – Eugenio Peluso (LISER) – Petra Sauer (LIS, LISER) – Denisa Sologon / Jules Linden (LISER) – Philippe Van Kerm (LISER, University of Luxembourg)

Please find below the list of presentations of the workshop sessions: