By the end October 2013, a team of 20 researchers in economics and philosophy at GREQAM started to work on a research program devoted to the analysis of the Dynamics of Inequalities and their Perception.
Philosophers justify the existence of inequalities by the need to reward differences in talents and by differences in effort. However, other dimensions are introduced by inequalities between generations generated by environmental problems and sustainable growth leading to environmental justice questions.
For macroeconomists, growth is strongly affected by inequalities, even if this relationship is far to be fully understood. It leads to studying the role of public policies that aim to promote growth and reduce inequalities.
For microeconomists, the behaviour of an individual can be seriously affected by the characteristics and the behaviour of his peers and social networks. However, the way in which networks can generate inequalities as well as the analysis of the dynamics of these inequalities induced by the dynamics of the social networks are two issues that have received little attention in the literature.
For econometricians, household survey data in panels are essential to qualify both the dynamics of inequalities and their perception. For instance, the preference for redistribution has to be explained either in a model of dynamic income or in relation with other opinions concerning the origin of poverty (circumstances or lack of effort). And new econometric techniques have to be developed to answer these questions.
This conference aims at confronting researchers in the domain of economic inequalities. Contributed papers are sollicited in the various domains of Networks dynamics and inequality, Macrodynamics and inequality, Environmental justice and economic philosophy, Econometrics and income inequality measurement.
Submit a paper
Paper: pdf file only
Please submit a paper in English only, and only one paper per corresponding author.
Deadline for submission: 15th February 2016
There is no registraation fees, but participants have to provide for their lodging and travel expanses. The conference provides for lunches and dinner.
Jess Benhabib, New York University (macroeconomics) Stephen Jenkins, LSE (econometrics) Steven Durlauf, University of Wisconsin (microeconomics)
February 15th: Deadline for submissions March 18th: Notification to authors Until April 15th: Registration May 26-27: Conference