SITE Conference September 1-2, 2014

"Economics of Inequality"

The distribution of income and wealth is one of today's most widely discussed and controversial issues. In recent years, rising inequality has brought attention to the topic in many developed countries. 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 conderence 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.

Keynote Speakers

Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University)

Branko Milanovic (City University New York, LIS)

Anders Björklund (Stockholm University, SOFI)

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of both empirical and theoretical research. Priority is given to complete papers, but extended abstracts will be considered as well. Please send your submissions to before May 31, 2014.

Download the call for papers here.

More information about the conference as well as registration instructions can be found at