The Society for the Study of Economic Inequality
(ECINEQ) has been founded in Palma de Mallorca in July 2005 as
a not-for-profit association
supporting the study in the field of economics of inequality
(see list of founding
The Society aims at
providing an international forum for all
researchers interested in the analysis of economic inequality
and related fields, bringing together the diversity of
Ecineq has now over 200 members
from more than seventy countries, affiliated with universities
and other institutions.
Society holds a conference each two years with the aim of
promoting the academic debate and the exchange of opinions on
inequality, poverty and other topics on distributive issues that
are of common interest. Through the conference, ECINEQ
contributes to the worldwide dissemination of the results of
scholarly works and practical experiences in this field. Only
high quality and well advanced papers - concerning either theoretical
issues, empirical analyses or the implementation of policies - are selected for
presentation during the conference.
The conference is hosted each time by a different
institution. The local organizer is in charge of its technical
and logistical organization, while the the
President-Elect of ECINEQ, with the help of a scientific
committee, is in charge of the scientific program of the
conference, which involves inviting the keynote speakers and
selecting the papers to be presented.
The conference includes three keynote lectures given by eminent scholars and a number of open parallel sessions where the authors of selected papers are invited to present the results of their work.
The Eighth ECINEQ Meeting 2019 took place on JULY 3-4-5, 2019 in PARIS, hosted by the Paris School of Economics and the World Inequality Lab.
Society publishes the ECINEQ
Working Paper Series to allow for the diffusion
of the scientific advances among colleagues and in the
society at large.
from January 1, 2008, Journal
of Economic Inequality has become the official
journal of ECINEQ.
It is with great sadness that we record the death of Professor Sir Anthony Barnes Atkinson - Tony Atkinson - on 1st January 2017.
informal document of appreciation of the many things that
he accomplished for our Society and for our discipline.
ECINEQ Executive Committee: Frank Cowell, Xavi Ramos, Martin Ravallion, Claudio Zoli.