IEA and UNU-WIDER: 2022 Wider Development Conference

05 Oct 2022 12:00AM - 07 Oct 2022 12:00AM
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IEA and UNU-Wider are welcoming paper submissions for their joint sessions at the 2022 Wider Development Conference

Date: 5 October – 7 October 2022

Location: Bogota, Colombia (On-site)

The International Economic Association (IEA) and the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) will co-host two joint sessions during the 2022 WIDER Development Conference, in partnership with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES).

The conference will bring together specialists from around the world to discuss, analyse and understand the latest broad-based research on inequality – covering topics that include, but not confined to, inequalities that affect individuals or population groups across many dimensions of wellbeing (income, labor market outcomes, education and health). The conference aims to discuss the old persistent inequalities as well as the new challenges produced by the Covid-19 pandemic or inequities associated with climate change or technological progress.

It will provide a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical and empirical research and its policy implications. The event will consist of plenary sessions with two keynote speakers (Chico Ferreira, London School of Economics and Raquel Fernández, New York University) – as well as various parallel sessions organized by key international or regional institutions. A policy event will connect the academic and policy debates to find the necessary synergies for transformative research. 

Several parallel and poster sessions from an open call for papers will also be integrated into the 2022 WIDER Annual Lecture (Daron Acemoglu).  Finally, they hope to host special sessions from the Colombian Economic Congress.

They are looking for papers in the broad area of technology and labor market inequality. Topics that may be relevant in this area include: The effect of new technologies on labor markets in developing countries, the changing task content of jobs and the relationship with earnings inequalities, the role of automation in creating or displacing jobs, the implications for trade and growth, and policy responses to mitigate the inequality-inducing effects of technological change.

The deadline for paper submissions is 15 February 2022. Decisions on submitted papers will be emailed by March 15, 2022.

Complete drafts are prefered, but extended abstracts will also be considered. Submissions will be evaluated by an IEA-WIDER committee.

Authors from low-income countries and women researchers are especially encouraged. 

To apply, click here.

Fore more information please visit the website.