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News: November, 2017.



Job vacancy announcement:

Research Assistance (and PhD candidate)

Research Center of Social Inequality and Governance (University of La Laguna, Spain)



The Research Center of Social Inequality and Governance (CEDESOG), at University of La Laguna (Canary Islands, Spain), is seeking to recruit a young research economist to develop a PhD. thesis on the topic of Inequality of Opportunity under the supervision of professors Gustavo A. Marrero (University of La Laguna and CEDESOG) and Juan G. Rodríguez (University of Complutense de Madrid and CEDESOG).


We seek candidates with: (i) Master degree in Economics and good technical skills; (ii) Good knowledge of softwares such as Stata, Matlab or similar; (iii) Compromise to enroll at PhD. program at the Universidad de La Laguna and start PhD. thesis; (iv) a record of – or good prospects for – mobility and formation at international research centers; (v) good reading, spoken and written in English.


Initially, the position will be for 9 months, extended to 12 months. After that, once the PhD candidate is enrolled in a PhD. program, the intention is to extend the contract for 3 more years (period to finish the thesis).


Interested candidates, please submit a CV, a letter of interest and (if available) a research paper to gmarrero@ull.es indicating in the subject “PhD. candidate position at CEDESOG”


Application deadline31 December, 2017

News: October, 2017.



Jobs vacancy announcement:

Research Economist,

Development Research Group of the World Bank



The Development Research Group of the World Bank is seeking to recruit research economists. The Development Research Group is the main department where policy relevant research is conducted at the World Bank. Research economists are expected to maintain an outstanding scholarly publication record, as well as provide relevant policy advice and technical expertise to colleagues around the World Bank, and to policy makers in client countries.
We are interested in attracting candidates in all areas of economics relevant to development. However we strongly encourage candidates who specialize in the economics and measurement of poverty and/or inequality to apply this year.

We seek candidates with (i) strong technical skills; (ii) a record of – or good prospects for – publication of high-quality original research in peer-reviewed journals; (iii) the ability to communicate technical knowledge and expertise in a policy environment; and (iv) excellent spoken or written proficiency in English. We will consider new PhDs as well as more experienced candidates with relevant post-doctoral academic or non-academic experience.

If interested, please submit a CV, job market paper, and three academic references via the JOE online application system: https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listing.php?JOE_ID=2017-02_111458303

Application deadline: 15 November, 2017




Jobs vacancy announcement:

Post-Doc Researchers,

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)



LISER invites applications for several postdoctoral research positions in the broad thematic areas covered by the Institute. Candidates should be able to develop autonomously and in cooperation with other members and groups of the institute a promising research agenda in one of our three research departments: Labour Market, Living Conditions and Urban Development and Mobility.

We strongly encourage candidates who specialize in (ia) personnel economics and (ib) labour economics,(ii) social protection and the welfare state, and in (iii) health and digital geographies. We will also consider applications related to the development of LISER’s research infrastructure and more specifically related to big data.

The position in social protection and the welfare state (PDR-19-2) is meant to strengthen the capacity of the Living Conditions department in evaluating the effect of public policies on social welfare and socio-economic inequality and in anticipating the challenges the welfare state will be confronted to in the context of a changing society. In particular, the candidate should be able to develop a research agenda on the evaluation of social security programs or to address topics on the future of social protection in the context of technological transformation (automation, robotisation, digitisation) and population change (migration).

The candidates will be hired based on a contract for up to 5 years with a tenure track option. We offer highly competitive salaries and significant mobility and network funding.

Online job vacancy call: https://jobs.liser.lu/jobs/detail/post-doc-researchers-in-economics-and-other-social-sciences-m-f-69

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017.



Jobs vacancy announcement:

Research Officer,

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)



Reporting to the Programme Director, Dr Sabina Alkire, the Research Officer will form a key part of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) team, working on the implementation of multidimensional measures proposed by OPHI. This team supports implementation in external institutions such as governments, international agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).  The post is full time, and tenable for one year in the first instance, to start as soon as possible.  The work requires overseas travel of approximately 60 days a year.

The Research Officer will contribute to OPHI’s research on multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis by writing publishable academic papers on key methodological and/or empirical issues, by collaborating in the calculation and analysis of implemented multidimensional poverty indices, and by participating in OPHI activities such as research workshops, presentations, seminars, and collaborative work.


For a complete description of the position, please refer to the online job vacancy call at : http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/content/research-officer-oxford-poverty-and-human-development-initiative-ophi

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Deadline for application: 12 noon (UK Time), Friday 17 November 2017.



News: January, 2017.

Open position for a postdoctoral research fellowship 

ERC Starting Grant project EQUALIZE  

Center for Demographic Studies – Barcelona  

A postdoctoral appointment is offered for a social scientist with excellent analytical and writing skills that has recently completed his/her PhD or will complete it by the summer of 2017. The candidate will join the project “Equalizing or disequalizing? Opposing socio-demographic determinants of the spatial distribution of welfare”, funded by the European Research Council as a Starting Grant to Dr. Iñaki Permanyer and hosted by the Center for Demographic Studies (CED) in Barcelona. 

Aspiring candidates should be highly motivated and have a solid background in Welfare Economics and/or Demography. Researchers interested in monetary and non-monetary global inequality and poverty or related fields are also encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative and writing skills. The candidate will be invited to develop his/her own research agenda within the broad scope of the project’s goals.  

The selected candidate should join the project as soon as possible (at most six months after the final resolution). We offer a 1 year contract that can be extended to 1 more year in case of mutual consent. The salary will be commensurate with experience and in line with the standard postdoctoral positions in the Spanish research system–i.e.: “Juan de la Cierva” for junior post-docs with less than 2 years after the dissertation and “Ramón y Cajal” for senior post-docs. There are no teaching obligations involved.

For more details on the position and the application process please visit:


The deadline for the application is February 20th, 2017.

News: October-November, 2015.

Call for Conference: Tobin Project research funding opportunities

The Tobin Project is accepting applications to present innovative, early-stage research at a conference exploring the effects of economic inequality on individual behavior and decision making.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to present the results of their pilot studies and test their research designs with leading scholars (including Michael Norton, Marianne Bertrand, and Wendy Berry Mendes, among others) at the conference. The invitation-only conference will be held August 4-5, 2016 in greater Boston, and will bring together scholars from across the social sciences to chart the future of a research initiative on Inequality and Decision Making, which has been described as “the most promising direction in inequality research today.” 

The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2016

Authors of winning submissions will have the opportunity to apply for funding to support their pilot research. Junior scholars (doctoral students through assistant professors) who are selected to present work at the conference will also be considered for up to $20,000 in awards for final papers following the conference.

Click here or visit http://www.tobinproject.org/inequality2016 for additional information about the conference and application process. 
Do not hesitate to reach out to
research@tobinproject.org with any questions. 

News: April-May, 2015.

Open position for a postdoctoral research fellowship

ERC Starting Grant project EQUALIZE

Center for Demographic Studies – Bacerlona

A postdoctoral appointment is offered for a social scientist with excellent analytical and writing skills that has recently completed his/her PhD or will complete it by the end of 2015. The candidate will join the project “Equalizing or disequalizing? Opposing socio-demographic determinants of the spatial distribution of welfare”, funded by the European Research Council as a Starting Grant to Dr. Iñaki Permanyer and hosted by the Center for Demographic Studies (CED) in Barcelona.

Aspiring candidates should be highly motivated and have a solid background in Demography and/or Economics. Researchers interested in Sociology of Stratification, Global Inequality and Poverty or related fields are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative and writing skills. The candidate will be invited to develop his/her own research agenda within the broad scope of the project’s goals.

 The selected candidate should join the project between September 2015 and January 2016. We offer a 2 years contract that can be extended to 2 more years in case of mutual consent. The salary will be commensurate with experience and in line with the standard postdoctoral positions in the Spanish research system–i.e.: “Juan de la Cierva” for junior post-docs with less than 2 years after the dissertation (starting from 27.000 Euros per year) and “Ramón y Cajal” for senior post-docs (starting from 33.000 Euros per year). There are no teaching obligations involved.

For more details on the position and the application process please visit: 


The deadline for the application is May 31st, 2015.

News: March, 2015.

Call For Applications for the Summer School on 'Advanced poverty research: poverty and material deprivation dynamics'

July 6-10, 2015 – Esch/Belval – Luxembourg

LISER (formerly CEPS/INSTEAD) - FP7-funded project InGRID


In the framework of the FP7-funded project InGRID (https://inclusivegrowth.be), the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER, formerly CEPS/INSTEAD), will organise a Summer School on 'Advanced poverty research: poverty and material deprivation dynamics', from 6 to 10 July 2015 in Luxembourg.


The Summer School aims at providing an overview of the theoretical, methodological and data issues and challenges related to the measurement of income poverty and material deprivation at the European Union level with special attention to longitudinal aspects. Lectures will cover the methodological and policy framework for EU indicators of poverty and deprivation, changes in poverty and material deprivation in Europe during the Great Recession, poverty dynamics and pro-poor growth measurement, social assistance dynamics and the long-term impacts of family and community on the inequality of incomes. Methodological techniques to analyse the determinants of such trends and to conduct adequate variance estimation of longitudinal poverty and material deprivation indicators will also be covered.


Lectures will be provided by LISER staff as well as external experts:

Candidates are expected to fill in the application form on the website before May 1st, 2015. Funding for successful applicants will be available for travel and accommodation according to the InGRID project rules. In addition, participants will be given the possibility to present posters.


More information about the summer school can be found on the INGRID website: https://inclusivegrowth.be/events/call23/summer-school-call23#applicants



News: February, 2015.

Calls for papers and participants:

“PoRESP Summer School on Anti-poverty Policies and Individual Responses”

July 6th-9th , 2015  Brussels, Belgium

The PoRESP Summer School is open to all young researchers interested in topics related to poverty. There will be sessions spread over the four days by the keynote speakers :

·    Marianne P. BITLER (University of California-Irvine),

·    Marc GURGAND (Paris School of Economics),

·    Martin RAVALLION (Georgetown University), and

·    Martha E. WADSWORTH (Pennsylvania State University)

In addition, there will be room for around 40 presentations by PhD students and young scholars, during contributed or poster sessions.


To apply, students and post-doctoral fellows should send a full paper along with their resume to poresp-summerschool@uclouvain.be by May 1. They will be notified of the application decision by email mid-May.


Applicants from developing countries who would like to have their transportation and hotel costs covered by PoRESP should send their paper before March 15 (see details below).

Please note that there is no attendance fee for the accepted participants.


REGISTRATION (without presenting a paper): Attendance is free but registration is mandatory, due to the limited number of seats. To register, just send an email to: poresp-summerschool@uclouvain.be with your complete affiliation by June 15, 2015.


For more information, please visit: http://www.uclouvain.be/en-503931.html or contact us at poresp-summerschool@uclouvain.be



News: December, 2014.

Calls for papers for the conference: 
“Taxation, Household Behavior, and the Distribution of Incomes and Wealth” 
July 16th and 17th , 2015,  Berlin, Germany  

A conference on Taxation, Household Behavior, and the Distribution of Incomes and Wealth will be held in Berlin on July 16th and 17th , 2015. We welcome submissions on tax effects on labor supply, household savings, and portfolio choice as well as on the distribution of incomes and wealth. The welfare effects of taxation and social insurance are also of interest. Emphasis will be on empirically oriented research, but applied theoretical research is also welcome.

We aim at about 10 presentations which will be selected on the basis of submitted papers, although extended abstracts may also be considered. Papers or extended abstracts should be sent by email to the organizers of the conference. Volunteers for discussants are also welcome.

Submissions close on February 28th , 2015.

The program will be announced by March 20th , 2015.

The conference is organized by Giacomo Corneo (Giacomo.Corneo@fu-berlin.de), Viktor Steiner (Viktor.Steiner@fu-berlin.de) and Charlotte Bartels (Charlotte.Bartels@fu-berlin.de) as a supporting event of the Ph.D.-program on “Public Economics and Inequality” (http://www.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/en/forschung/promotionskolleg/index.html) of the Free University of Berlin and the Hans-Böckler-Foundation. The conference venue is on the beautiful Berlin island of Schwanenwerder. It will start at 2 p.m. on July 16th and end at about 6 p.m. on the day after.

Travel (economy fare with a cap) and accommodation expenses for presenters of accepted papers will be covered.


Research Fellowship,

Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento,  Trento, Italy

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento offers a two-years research fellowship within the European Research Project "Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (STYLE) " funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme

The research aim is to examine School-to-Work Transitions in Europe, and it will involve the analysis of household-level micro-data (in particular the EU-Silc dataset, but not only). 

The fellowship is for persons who have (or are about to be awarded) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Economics or Social Sciences, who have a good knowledge of micro-econometrics techniques, and of the software Stata. The winner will receive a monthly stipend of € 1,600 after tax.

The deadline for applications is January 30th, 2015.

Details can be found here.  

For further details, please contact Prof. Gabriella Berloffa (Gabriella.Berloffa@unitn.it)


Tenure Track Assistant Professor Positions at Maastricht University
The Department of Economics (AE1) of Maastricht University (Netherlands) offers tenure track Assistant Professorship positions in Microeconomics (esp. Economic Theory, Industrial Organization), Public Economics (esp. micro-based), Behavioral-, Experimental-, and Neuroeconomics to commence in 2015. 
JOB DESCRIPTION:  Successful applicants contribute to research and teaching (in English) in the areas described above. Administrative duties will be limited. 
REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Economics or a related field (completed or nearly completed). Strong affinity with academic research and teaching. Strong research orientation.
For more information:  

News: November, 2014.

Calls for papers for the 2015 Conference:  Human Development and Capability Association and Georgetown University, 

September 10-13, 2015, Washington, DC, USA

The annual conference of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) brings together people from all over the world from different disciplines and fields interested in human development and the capabilities approach. 

The theme of the 2015 conference at Georgetown University is “Capabilities on the Move:  Mobility and Aspirations.”  Human development has in large part been a story of mobility.  Geographically, people move to seek a better job or a better life, and when they succeed, they move up the socioeconomic ladder, whether as assessed by income or by capabilities.  People’s economic, social, and political aspirations fuel these efforts; yet aspirations can be quashed by poverty, inequality, or social exclusion.  Mobility can also pose challenges to human development, ranging from overcrowded cities to widening inequality, as some get left behind.  Examining how mobility and aspirations interact provides an important window on the dynamics of human development.   

In addition to papers on the conference theme, papers on all core HDCA topics are welcome.  The Call for Papers can be found here.  The deadline for submitted abstracts is February 15, 2015. 

Sharply reduced fees are available to those from low- and mid-income countries.  In addition, Georgetown University has agreed to match the association’s budgeted scholarship amount, doubling the available scholarship money.   For details on the fee structure, the theme of the conference, and the types of submission welcomed, please see the Call for Papers.  Additional information can be found at the conference website: 


News: May, 2014.

Workshop "Advances in stochastic dominance for welfare analysis"
Clermont-Ferrand (France), September 18 and 19, 2014

The main objective of this workshop is to review the current state of the art with respect to the use of stochastic dominance (SD) techniques within the field of economic wellbeing (inequality, social welfare, tax progressivity, equity, poverty, segregation, mobility, polarization...) and to shed light on recent theoretical and empirical advances using these techniques. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to discuss how the use of SD techniques can be promoted outside academia, in particular for the design of development policy.

Keynote speakers:
James Foster (Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington  University),
Alain Trannoy (EHESS and Aix-Marseille School of Economics).

Submissions should be made by
July 1st, 2014 by e-mail to conference@ferdi.fr  
Complete papers will be given preference over incomplete ones.  Acceptance decisions will be announced by
July 20, 2014.
Organisers: Florent Bresson (Université d'Auvergne), Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval).
Details of the conference and an official call can be found at:


News: April, 2014.
Rising Inequality: Explanations and Implications
ECINEQ Panel at IEA World Congress
June 8, 2014
Participants: Francois Bourguignon, Joan Esteban, Ravi Kanbur (Moderator), Martin Ravallion  
After three decades in the wilderness, inequality is back on the agenda. Income inequality within countries is sharply on the rise in developed economies and in developing economies in Asia. The picture is more mixed in the Middle East and in Africa. Inequality has been declining in Latin America but this can be attributed to purposive government action to mitigate underlying trends towards rising inequality.  
This panel will lead a discussion on the explanations for observed trends, and their policy implications.  The panel comprises the current President, the incoming President, and two past Presidents of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ).  

The following questions will be among those addressed by the panelist.  

1. Is the current evolution of trade and technology such that there is a “natural” tendency for within-country inequality to rise?
2.    Does inequality of outcomes matter normatively if inequality of opportunity is improving?  
3.    What has been happening to gender inequality, and how does that affect the normative discourse on inequality?  
4.    What is the panel’s assessment of the causal link from inequality to growth?  
5.    Are strong labor regulations such as minimum wages the bulwark against inequality, or are they the cause of inequality?
6.    What is the verdict on Conditional Cash Transfers as Policy Instruments for mitigating rising inequality?

Conference on Crises and the Distribution
A conference on “Crises and the Distribution” will be held in Berlin on September 29th and 30th, 2014. The conference is linked to the Ph.D. program on “Public economics and inequality,” which is arranged by the Hans-Böckler Foundation in collaboration with the Free University Berlin.

Submissions on the following and related topics will be considered:

- the distributions of living standards, inequality, poverty, and mobility before and after the 2008 Financial Crisis 
- micro and macro models on the (causal) relationships between inequality and economic development / crisis and empirical tests of such models  
- policy lessons: the role of public policies for economic growth and inequality during the 2008 Financial Crisis 
- cross-country comparisons, e.g. between rich and poor countries, and comparisons across different societal groups 

Deadline for submission:
4th July, 2014 
Notification of acceptance: 1st August, 2014 
Deadline for registration: 8th August, 2014 
Details of the conference are available at: https://sites.google.com/site/crisesanddistribution/

News: March, 2014.

Call for papers. III Equalitas Worshop on Economic Inequality.

Inequality, Opportunities and Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage
Barcelona, May 30 2014
The aim of the Workshop is to bring together scholars working on inequality, opportunity and the role of the family in shaping individual economic advantage. We invite both theoretical and empirical contributions.
Confirmed invited speakers include
Prof. Markus Jäntii (SOFI)
Prof. Lorenzo Cappellari (U. Cattolica, Milano)
Prof. Arnaud Lefranc (U. Cergy-Pontoise)
Prof. Vito Peragine (U. Bari)

Submissions should be made by April 22, 2014 by email to bcn.workshop@uab.cat.
Complete papers will be given preference over incomplete ones or extended abstracts. We expect to accept about 6 papers for presentation in the workshop. Acceptance decisions will be announced by May 2, 2014.

Funding Accommodation and economy class airfares for presenting authors will be covered, according to specified guidelines.
Venue Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Organisers Xavier Ramos (UAB), Luis Ayala (URJC)

News: November December, 2013.

Public Finance and Income Distribution in Europe

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the annual conference of its research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK).

Entitled "Public Finance and Income Distribution in Europe", the conference will focus on fiscal policy and public debt, income and wealth inequality in Europe, and prospects for a European fiscal union – topics at the heart of the current academic and policy debates. 

Deadline: February 16, 2014

Details of the conference and an official call can be found at: http://seek.zew.eu/en/seek/events/conferences


Workshop on Monetary Policy and Inequality Atlanta USA, 3-4 April 2014

The Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta are organizing a workshop on Monetary Policy and Inequality, in Atlanta on 3-4 April 2014. Academics and practitioners are invited to submit an extended abstract (max 4 pages) to monetary@cepweb.org before 31 December 2013.

The following topics are of particular interest:

How does inflation impact income and wealth?

What is the impact of conventional and unconventional monetary policy on income and wealth?

What are the main channels through which monetary policy affects income and wealth?

What role does the distribution of income and wealth play in the transmission of monetary policy?

Young researchers are encouraged to submit their research.

Link to the official Call for Papers: 


News: October 2, 2013.

Call for Papers Research on Economic Inequality, Volume 22 Papers from the Fifth ECINEQ Conference. 

Editors: John A. Bishop and Juan Gabriel Rodriguez

The editors of Research on Economic Inequality invite participants at the Fifth ECINEQ Conference (Bari) to submit manuscripts to Volume 22 of the series. We have a special interest in wealth inequality, gender discrimination and income distribution, opportunity in education and income acquisition, and axiomatic measurement of inequality, poverty and mobility. Papers on other topics of interest to ECINEQ members (both theoretical and applied) will also be considered. ECINEQ members who were unable to attend are also invited to submit manuscripts.

The timetable for Volume 22 is as follows: Submission: November 30th, 2013 (updated deadline); Initial Screening: December 1st, 2013; Reviews Completed: March 1st, 2014; Final Manuscripts Due: April 1st, 2014; Publication: Summer 2014. Contact: John A. Bishop, East Carolina University, USA, email: BishopJ@ecu.edu"   

News: May, 2013.
Please see below for various Postdoc positions and PhD scholarship


University of Luxembourg  Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education

Post-doctoral position in Economics (M/F)

Ref. PostDoc_F3R_INS_PFN_12PECO

Full-time/40 hrs 

- Fixed term contract 2 years

- Starting September 1st, 2013

The post-doctoral researcher will be a member of the INSIDE research unit (Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development) within the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg.
He/she will work within the PROSOCIAL research programme, a comparative research project on economic and social inequalities funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg (FNR). This programme is developed in close cooperation with several Luxembourg research organizations, including the LIS (Luxembourg Income Study). In collaboration with the principal investigator (Prof. Conchita D’Ambrosio), he/she will:

For further information, please contact Sabine Demazy
Tel: 00 352 46 66 44 9336


·  Ph.D. in Economics or close to completion.

·  Candidates from the following fields are particularly encouraged to apply: Public Economics and Applied Microeconomics.

·  Extensive experience in quantitative research (Stata, R, etc.).   


- Personal workspace (full-time contract requires to work on the University premises);

- Stimulating work environment;

- Attractive remuneration;

- Resources for the participation to international meetings.

Further Information  

Candidates should provide a full CV, a research summary with a list of publications (including those in preparation), a letter of application via the on-line recruitment system of the University and two letters of reference which should be sent directly to sabine.demazy@uni.lu. Copies of relevant academic transcripts will be requested at some point during the selection process. All correspondence should be in English. Applications must be submitted by the deadline of June 2nd, 2013.

For information see web page 



The Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis I and the  BRIDGE Group of the University of the Basque Country are pleased to announce two Post-Doctoral Fellowships.

The positions are financed by the Departamento de Educación, Política Lingüística y Cultura del Gobierno Vasco and linked to two Research Groups:

- IT869-13: Theoretical, Empirical and Experimental Microeconomic Problems related to Industrial Organization, Games, Networks and Behavioral Economics.
Researchers: Iñaki Aguirre (PI), Ilaski Barañano, Arantza Beitia, Nagore Iriberri, M. Paz Moral, Norma Olaizola, Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, Marta San Martín, Ana Saracco and José R. Uriarte.

- IT568-13: Social Choice and Game Theory.
Researchers: Casilda Lasso de la Vega (PI), Miguel Aramendia, Javier Arin, Oihana Aristondo, Elena Iñarra, Concepción Larrea, Annick Laruelle, Ana Urrutia, Federico
Valenciano and Peio Zuazo.

DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION: The position involves independent research, although it is expected him/her to engage in the research agenda of the Research Groups. The position involves no teaching obligation. Duration: 1 year renewable with a maximum of 3 years.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Fellowship is open to any candidate who has received a PhD in Economics in the last two years, preferably with a specialization in Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Social Choice, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics or Networks.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates should send their applications
before May 15, 2013 with the following supporting documents (CV, job market paper, short description of research plans and two letters of reference) electronically to:
Prof. Nagore Iriberri
: nagore.iriberri@gmail.com

PhD Scholarship IN ECONOMICS


The BRIDGE Research Group of the University of the Basque Country invites applications for 1 PhD Scholarship, for a period of 1 year, renewable for 2 further years, starting from September 2013. The yearly amount of the salary is 24.000€. The scholarships are funded by the Basque Government and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). We are looking for students who graduated after 2009 and who aim at enrolling in the PhD program in Economics (University of the Basque Country). The candidates must have a Master in Economics completed by summer 2013.

The successful candidate will develop the research under the supervision of Bridge researchers belonging to the Research Programs “Game Theory” and “Social Choice and Welfare” 

Candidates must provide the following attachments:
1. Academic transcript
2. Statement of purpose
3. Curriculum vitae
4. 2 letters of reference
Applications should be submitted before
May 30th (at the latest) to casilda.lassodelavega@ehu.es, indicating in the title of the message ‘Application to PhD Scholarship’.
You will be informed of the committee's decision by the end of the second week of June.

New: March, 2013.


XX Annual Meetings of the LACEA / IADB / WB/ UNDP Research Network onInequality and Poverty (NIP).Washington DC – May 6th and 7th, 2013

The NIP is an initiative that aims to advance the state of knowledge and expertise regarding the causes and consequences of poverty, inequality, and social exclusion, as well as on the whole range of policies, institutions, and social structures that influence their dynamics. 

For more information on the NIP, go to www.lacea.org.

Submissions on all topics related to poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean are welcome, although we particularly seek papers on two broad subjects: "Markets and Equity" and "Middle-class, Vulnerability and Poverty Transitions" in the region. For the first broad subject, we especially encourage papers that address issues related to access to factor and product markets for poor and vulnerable groups. Of particular interest is how to measure market power, transactions costs (in a systematic way), and other barriers to access that may limit the participation of the poor in markets and their ability to contribute to growth, the political economy challenges that keep these barriers in place and the policy options to address them. Regarding the second broad subject, we welcome original submissions on the evolution of the middle class and its implications, on the analysis of transitions in and out of poverty, with an emphasis on social spending and distributional aspects of taxation.

Complete papers or advanced drafts in Word or PDF format should be sent to nip@cedlas.org by March 25th, 2013. Strict compliance with this deadline is required. Papers will be selected on the basis of academic merit. Submitted papers will be reviewed by a program committee made of members of the Executive Committee of the Network. Authors of the selected papers will be notified by e-mail. Every accepted paper will be included in the program and will have a discussant. We expect to communicate our decisions by April 5th, 2013.

The NIP may offer partial funding for travel expenses for those participants who are not able to obtain any other financial support from their institutions or other sources. If authors require financial support, they should indicate it at the time of submission of the paper. In order to receive funding from NIP, authors whose papers were accepted must be members of LACEA and current on their membership dues by the time of the meeting.

Inquiries concerning the meeting should be sent to nip@cedlas.org.

Executive Committee, NIP: 

Guillermo Cruces (Chair/CEDLAS)

Isidro Soloaga (Mexico Chapter Head)

Louise Cord (World Bank)

Hugo Ñopo (IADB)

George Gray Molina (UNDP)

Máximo Rossi (Uruguay Chapter Head)

Florencia Pinto (Secretariat)


New: February-March, 2013.


The Global Development Network is inviting researchers from developing countries and transition economies to submit proposals and completed papers. Here is your chance to receive up to US$ 30,000 as part of the Competition.

Competition Categories:

Opportunities for Finalists and Winners:

Research Themes:

Proposals and completed research papers are being invited for the following themes:

Application Deadline: 11 March, 2013 (Indian Standard Time 6:00 PM)

To Apply: Please visit  www.gdn.int/amc.

All applications and documents must be submitted electronically.

For queries related to the Competition, please write to us at: awards@gdn.int.

New: October, 2012.

IZA Workshop on the Future of Labor: The Effects of the Economic Crisis on the Labor Market, Unemployment and Income Distribution.

Organizers: Andreas Peichl (IZA), David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College and IZA)

Place: IZA, Bonn Date: February 21 - February 22, 2013

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2012

Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2012 Complete Papers Due: January 31, 2013

About the Workshop: The ongoing economic crisis has led to a broad discussion, on its employment and distributional consequences as well as on which policy might be most effective at mitigating the adverse labor market consequences of the downturn. The aim of the 2013 workshop of IZA's "Future of Labor" program area is to bring together junior and senior researchers analyzing the impacts of economic crises like the Great Recession and (optimal) policy responses.

Confirmed key contributors to this workshop include Richard Freeman (Harvard) and Bertil Holmlund (Uppsala). We particularly encourage paper submissions (both theoretical and empirical; single country studies and cross-country comparisons; micro and macro perspective) that address the following topics (but not limited to):

Travel and Accomodation: Those authors who are invited are expected to participate in the 2 day workshop. Economy class airfares and 3 nights of lodging for presenting authors and discussants will be covered according to the standard IZA reimbursement guidelines.

Submission: Researchers interested in participating should submit a paper or extended abstract by November 15, 2012 using the online application form.

Detailed information and the online submission form are available at: http://www.iza.org/conference_files/FutureOfLabor_2013

CALL FOR PAPER:  IARIW-IBGE Special Conference on “Income, Wealth and Well-being in Latin America” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 11-14, 2013

The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) and the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) invite papers for an international scientific conference on “Income, Wealth and Well-being in Latin America”, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 11-14, 2013. The objective of the conference is to bring together researchers working on income and wealth issues in (or relevant for) Latin America, to present original research. Empirical or theoretical papers in the following areas are especially welcome:

Proposals will be assessed by a program committee composed of Francisco H. G. Ferreira (World Bank and IARIW, Chair); Ricardo Paes de Barros (Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos, Brasil); Leonardo Gasparini (CEDLAS, Argentina); Miguel Jaramillo (GRADE, Peru); and Nora Lustig (Tulane University, USA). The conference organizing committee is headed by Andrew Sharpe (IARIW) and Roberto Luis Olinto Ramos (IBGE).

Full papers (not exceeding 30 pages), or extended abstracts (not exceeding two pages) should be sent to the IARIW secretariat at brazil2013@iariw.org, by March 31, 2013. Decisions will be sent out by April 30, 2013. Limited financial assistance will be available on the basis of need. Applications for financial assistance from presenters with accepted papers will be welcome by May 31, 2013, and decisions will be available by June 15, 2013.

The program committee is delighted to announce that the keynote address at this conference will be given by Prof. François Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics). A special issue of the Review of Income and Wealth, will be published on late 2014 based on selected papers from the conference.

New: September, 2012.
Ph.D. program on “Public economics and inequality”

Within a newly arranged doctoral program of the Hans-Böckler Foundation in collaboration with the Free University of Berlin, eight Ph.D. scholarships will be awarded.

The positions are available starting April 1, 2013 and run for a three year period. Dissertations will be written in one of the following research areas:

Basic knowledge of German language is required. The announcement in German is available for download here. Further information about the scholarship program of the Hans-Böckler Foundation and important application guidelines are found here.

Important dates

Application deadline: October 15, 2012

Your complete application form, together with a synopsis (approximately 10 pages) in English or German and an abstract in German outlining the proposed Ph.D. project and the classification into one of the research areas, should be sent to the following address: Prof. Dr. Dr. Giacomo Corneo, FB Wirtschaftswissenschaft, FU Berlin, Boltzmannstr. 20, 14195 Berlin

October 2012: Interviews with the candidates

March 2013: Confirmation of the award of scholarships

April 2013: Start of the Ph.D. program

Please find further information here

New: August 3, 2012.


The ECINEQ Executive Committee is glad to inform you that the

Fifth ECINEQ Meeting 2013

will take place on

JULY 22-23-24, 2013


BARI (Italy).

The call for papers for the Meeting will be issued in the Fall (2012)

For further information please contact secretariat.ecineq@univr.it.

New: April 7, 2012.


The Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) invites members and institutions to host the 2013 congress of the society. 
Applications for hosting the 2013 ECINEQ meeting should be addressed to the Secretariat of ECINEQ and sent to the Secretary Claudio Zoli (secretariat.ecineq@univr.it).
For more details on the terms of the bid and general guidelines please contact the Secretary at secretariat.ecineq@univr.it.
The ECINEQ Executive Committee will then review the proposals and contact the selected organizer to formalize the details of the organization and agree on the detailed guidelines.
Previous meetings of ECINEQ have been held in
Palma de Mallorca (2005)
Berlin (2007)
Buenos Aires (2009)
Catania (2011)

Timetable :
Presentation of bids: deadline June 24th 2012
Decision by: July 8th 2012
Call for papers: September-October 2012

For enquires please contact

Claudio Zoli, ECINEQ Secretariat


New: September 21, 2011.

Call for Papers Research on Economic Inequality, Volume 20 Papers from the Fourth ECINEQ Conference. Editors: John A. Bishop Rafael Salas 

The editors of Research on Economic Inequality invite participants at the Fourth ECINEQ Conference (Catania) to submit manuscripts to Volume 20 of the series. We have a special interest in segregation, subjective well-being, income/poverty dynamics, and axiomatic approaches to poverty and inequality measurement. Papers on other topics of interest to ECINEQ members (both theoretical and applied) will also be considered. ECINEQ members who were unable to attend are also invited to submit manuscripts. REI is included in the Social Science Citation Index. 

The timetable for Volume 20 is as follows: Submission: October 30th, 2011 Initial Screening: December 1st, 2011 Reviews Completed: March 1st, 2012 Final Manuscripts Due: April 15, 2012 Publication: Late Summer 2012 Contact: John A. Bishop, East Carolina University, USA, email: BishopJ@ecu.edu


New: July 1, 2011.

Special issue on "The Measurement of Inequality and Well-Being: New Perspectives", Editor: Satya R. Chakravarty (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata) published in Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal open for submissions (deadline: September 30, 2011)

Abstract: The theory of distributional analysis has recently witnessed the growth of several new branches and new results in traditional measurement problems. Some of these new branches are measurement of multidimensional inequality and poverty, measurement of polarization, measurement of vulnerability and health inequality measurement. New developments include inverse stochastic dominance, unit constancy, measuring chronic poverty, measuring inequality and poverty when needs differ and path independence. In order to make the frontiers of research in these areas more advanced, this special issue of the journal invites contributions on related topics.

More information: http://www.economics-ejournal.org/special-areas/special-issues/the-measurement-of-inequality-and-well-being-new-perspectives