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CRNYU - April 2014

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
"Inequality, Institutions, and Redistribution"
April 2015
 

The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for a conference on "Inequality, Institutions, and Redistribution". This Conference will be held at New York University on April 24-25, 2015. The papers and comments are slated for publication in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Over the past four decades, the United States and many other economies have experienced dramatic increases in inequality of wealth and income. Lately the study of the origins and consequences of inequality has gained strength. Political and economic arguments for and against offsetting this rise in inequality with redistributive policies and institutions have taken center state.

We invite proposals that use theoretical and applied models to inform this debate. Our goal is to bring together researchers from political economy, macroeconomics, labor economics, and public economics to shed light on the question whether rising inequality necessitates an institutional response and, if so, which one.

The following topics are among those of interest: 1) the measurement of inequality in income, consumption, wealth, and educational attainment; 2) the study of the sources and consequences of rising inequality; 3) the analysis of the trade-off between inequality and productivity growth; 4) the political economy of inequality; 5) the appropriate design of redistributive taxation, education policies, and other institutions that contain inequality and promote economic mobility; 6) the intergenerational transmission of inequality and the role of estate taxation.

The editors invite detailed abstracts of no more than two pages describing the proposed research paper. (If a preliminary version of the paper is available, authors may include it with their abstract.) Proposals should be submitted electronically to Sue North, Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Monetary Economics, no later than November 3, 2014 at north@simon.Rochester.edu. The editors, in collaboration with the Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Advisory Board, will make the final selection of papers to be included in the Conference. Authors will be notified by December 1, 2014 if their paper has been selected. The papers should represent original research not presented or published elsewhere. Since the papers are intended for publication, authors will not be able to publish or reprint the work elsewhere without the permission of the editors and publisher. Please note that the editors will contact authors only if their paper is accepted.