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Economics Of Inequality, SITE Conference on September 1-2, 2014

In recent years issues relating to the distribution of income and wealth have received increasing attention. Rising inequality has placed the topic at the center of the policy debate in many developed economies. At the same time concerns about inequality in the developing world have placed the issue at center stage of the development debate.
Over the past decade, inequality research has taken many important steps to increase our knowledge and understanding of distributional issues. A body of new evidence on both recent developments as well as long-term historical trends in the distribution of income and wealth has brought new insights into the causes and consequences of inequality.
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics will host an academic conference at the Stockholm School of Economics to bring together researchers from all fields of economics contributing to the debate about inequality, its causes and consequences for society, as well as the implications for policy.
Invited Speakers
Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University)
Branko Milanovic (City University New York, LIS)
Anders Björklund (Stockholm University, SOFI)
We invite submissions of empirical and theoretical research related to all aspects of inequality in OECD countries, the developing world, as well as papers relating to the measurement of inequality. Contributions in Micro and Macroeconomics as well as Public Economics and Political Economy are equally welcome.
Please send your submission to before May 31, 2014. Priority is given to complete papers, but extended abstracts will be considered as well. Limited funds for accommodation and travel are available; please indicate upon paper submission if such assistance is required for participation. More information as well as past conference programs can be found at
For any further questions, please email Jenny Simon at


Workshop on Public Organizations, University of Vienna on 8 and 9 September 2014.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers that are interested in all aspects of public organizations, that is, organizations involved in the production and delivery of public services. Areas of interest include but are not restricted to: the motivation of workers, managers and owners of public organizations, management and organizational practices in the delivery of public services, the funding of public organizations through philanthropy and other means, the role of partnerships between the government and public organizations and the scope for regulation. Both theoretical and empirical (experimental/field) contributions are welcome. The workshop is organised by the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics (VCEE) and the Economics Department of the University of Southampton, with the support of Bank Austria and UniCredit and Universities Foundation.
For more information, please visit the website:
Two Best Paper Awards are offered by UniCredit & Universities for the 2 best papers presented by young researchers on this topic. Each winning paper will receive €2 000 before tax. The winners will be invited to present their paper during the workshop. Papers should be submitted to by 15 June 2014. For more information, please click here


V WORKSHOP ON ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION: Lifelong Learning Policies & Strategies, Barcelona, September 16-17, 2014
The formation of human capital, essential for economic growth, does not depend exclusively on the formal education system aimed at young people. Lifelong learning and, in particular, continuous training and training for the unemployed, is a factor that has been identified as crucial, for example in PIAAC (OECD), in defining the competences of the adult population. These competences generate, in turn, a wide range of monetary and non-monetary benefits for individuals and societies. In this context, the workshop aims at analysing a diversity of aspects related to lifelong learning, as its distribution, barriers to access, efficiency in production, funding and evaluation of its policies and programs.
Original research papers that cast some light on these issues, especially those from an economic perspective, will be brought together at the Workshop. Although the focus is set on empirical papers, theoretical studies are also welcome. The accepted papers (10) will be presented in plenary sessions that will complement the two keynote speakers’ presentations.

Keynote speakers

  • Giorgio Brunello (Università degli Studi di Padova, LUMS and IZA)
  • Francis Green (Institute of Education-University of London)

Topics of interest

  • Evaluation of training policies
  • Training for the unemployed
  • Benefits of lifelong learning
  • Training & gender
  • Funding of Lifelong learning
  • Barriers to access to lifelong learning
  • Efficiency of lifelong learning programs 
  • The distribution of lifelong learning

Submission of papers: June 8, 2014
Acceptance of papers: June 25, 2014
Early registration: May 1 to July 30, 2014
Late registration: July 31 to September 11, 2014

Registration and further information
The registration fee covers documentation, coffee breaks, working lunches and the dinner of September 16th. Participants whose papers have been accepted are exempt from this payment. Free accommodation will also be provided for them. Papers should be sent to Only papers presented in PDF format will be considered and no longer than 30 pages. Further information on the workshop will soon be available at the workshop webpage, which can be accessed through the IEB website: Early registration is 390€s; late registration 450€; Co-authors: 240€; PhD students: 90€.


32nd CIRET Conference - Hangzhou 2014, People's Republic of China, Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 October, 2014
Economic Tendency Surveys and Economic Policy
Special Topic:
Improving Economic Modelling with Survey Data
Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Hashem Pesaran, University of Southern California
Prof. Fabio Canova, European University Institute, Florence
Further details can be found here


17th Annual Research Conference, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Amsterdam, 13-14 November 2014. FORWARD GUIDANCE AND COMMUNICATION ABOUT UNCONVENTIONAL MONETARY POLICY

In the wake of the global financial crisis the ECB and other major central banks have engaged in unconventional monetary policy measures. Moreover, forward guidance about policy rates has become more widespread and important for central banks, including the ECB. The conference’s aim is to bring together researchers and policymakers to deepen our understanding of the effects and challenges of forward guidance and communication about unconventional monetary policy.
The organizers welcome theoretical and applied papers on the topic of the conference. Issues of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Effects and transmission channels of quantitative and qualitative forward guidance
  • Effects and transmission channels of communication about unconventional monetary policy, including spillovers to equity markets and other financial markets
  • Interaction between communication about unconventional monetary policy and forward guidance about policy rates
  • Issues in the design of forward guidance
  • The role of communication in managing the exit from balance sheet policies
  • International spillovers of communication about unconventional monetary policy, including to emerging economies

Keynote Speakers and Policy Panellists:
Karolina Ekholm (Sveriges Riksbank), Charles Goodhart (LSE), William Nelson (FRB), Frank Smets (ECB)

Paper submission & Important dates:
We prefer full papers, but extended abstracts will also be considered. To submit your paper, please use the following email address:
Submission deadline for papers: 1 June 2014
Acceptance notifications: 30 June 2014
Deadline for final conference version of the paper: 1 October 2014

Organizing Committee: Gabriele Galati, Richhild Moessner, Federica Teppa, Gita Gajapersad, Jolanda Kok-Stuijfz and Marja Kooijman

Web page: please click here 

Conference on Behavioral Aspects in Macroeconomics and Finance, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan 13 – 14 November 2014
The Center of Excellence SAFE at Goethe University, Università Cattolica and the University of Amsterdam are co-sponsors of two conferences to be held respectively in Milan this year and Frankfurt next year.
The objective of the two conferences is to bring together academics and policy-makers working on behavioral aspects in macro-finance. 
A key motivation for the conferences is to address open issues on the role of behavioral aspects, such as limited information, diversity of beliefs, expectation formation processes in models of macro-finance.
The first conference will focus on the following aspects:
1) Limited information, costly information acquisition, inattentive behavior.
2) Diversity of beliefs, expectation formation mechanisms, learning from interaction with neighbors.
3) Information diffusion in global games and network models, efficiency and stability in complex environments.
The keynote speech will be given by Steven N. Durlauf (Vilas Research Professor, Kenneth J. Arrow and Laurits R. Christensen Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Those wishing to present a paper at the Conference should submit by May 15, 2014 to Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by July 15, 2014. The final version of accepted papers must be received by September 15, 2014.
For further information please click here


"Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation", COMPIE, November 27-28, 2014, Rome, Italy
Deadline for submission of papers is May 15, 2014. The complete call for papers can be found here Keynote Speakers
Jochen Kluve (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & RWI) and Steve Pischke (London School of Economics).
The conference is jointly organized by the Centre for Research onImpact Evaluation (CRIE) within the EC Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC and the EC Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL
The aim of the conference is to discuss developments in Counterfactual methods applied to the Impact Evaluation of policy interventions, with a focus on employment, social and education policies. This is in line with the emphasis on evidence-based policy-making in the EU 2014-20 programming period. The main policy areas of interest are – but are not confined to – labour market, social and education policies, both in Europe and elsewhere. Special emphasis will be given to contributions that link Counterfactual Impact Evaluations to improvements in the design of policy interventions.


Deadline for submission of papers is October 31, 2014, 24.00 CET
The conference organisers would like to invite both academics and practitioners to submit papers on all topic areas of financial market research. Papers must be in English. For online paper submission please visit the website at Papers accepted for presentation at the conference are eligible for the Best Paper Award sponsored by SIX Swiss Exchange which carries a cash prize of 4'000 CHF.
There is no deadline for registration. The conference fee is 200 CHF. PhD students can be granted a reduced fee of 120 CHF (proof of enrollment required). In case you have not registered for conference participation by April 9, 2015, the walk-in rate amounts to 250 CHF. Furthermore, there will be a pre-conference dinner in Zurich on April 9, 2015. The fee for this dinner amounts to 120 CHF.
For further information, please contact Michael Herold or Christian Putz through or view the website at



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