21-22 Jun 2012 Lille (France)

Call for papers

The conference aims at gathering the most recent analyses concerning the economics of growing inequalities and changing poverty within both advanced and emerging countries, with a special emphasis on their links with the process of globalization and on the relationships between inequality, skill and education.

Both theoretical and empirical works on the multiple dimensions of the dynamics of inequalities within globalized economies are welcome.


Main topics

The main topics of the conference are:

  1. The impacts of globalization (North-South trade, capital mobility, multinationals, FDI) upon inequalities and poverty in both advanced and emerging countries.
  2. Inequality, skill and employment: restructuring and skill obsolescence, in-work poverty, inequality-unemployment trade-off…
  3. Technical changes and inequalities.
  4. Institutional changes (tax system labour market institutions, tax and social competition etc.), inequality and poverty.
  5. Intergenerational transmission of skills, under-education trap, education and inequality.
  6. Measuring inequality and poverty.
  7. The public policies against inequality/poverty and their assessment.
  8. New poverties.
  9. Migrations and inequalities.
  10. Inequality, growth, welfare and efficiency

Keynote speaker

Thomas Piketty, Professor of Economics at EHESS and Paris School of Economics:

'Distribution and Growth: How much can inequality increase in the XXIst century?'


Paper submission

Submission of full papers must be sent to: ineq-glob-2012@sciencesconf.org

All papers must include an abstract (not more than 200 words) with author’s full name, affiliation and contact details for corresponding author (address, telephone and e-mail). In addition, the authors must indicate the topic the paper belongs to (see the list ‘Main topics’ above).
Two types of sessions will be organised: parallel sessions with oral presentation and poster sessions. You can if you wish specify your preferences.


Important deadlines


Registration and Fee

The conference is hosted by:

Polytech' Lille

Campus of the University of Lille 1,

Avenue Paul Langevin, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq cedex, France,

Underground line No 1

Station ‘4 cantons’.

Villeneuve d’Ascq is a district of Lille agglomeration, situated at 15 minutes by underground from the city centre.

The conference fee of 160 euros covers registration, lunches, coffee breaks, social events, gala dinner and conference material. Special rate for PhD Students: 130 euro.

Only registered participants will be included in the final programme.

The conference starts with registration at 8.30 on June 21st and ends at 18.30 on June 22.

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