Inequality in Post-Transition and Emerging Economies

  • December 2023

    G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics

    Nairobi, Kenya

    The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.

  • January 2024

    IZA/FCDO ONLINE Development Economics Course


    This course addresses the question of why fundamentally equal humans living in different countries enjoy very different standards of living. The aim of this course is to make the very latest research in economics on these issues accessible to anyone who is sufficiently curious about it. It is modeled after the award-winning undergraduate development course at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and, like its model, it is entirely based on research articles.

Inequality in Post-Transition and Emerging Economies
October 27, 2022 - October 28, 2022
Submission Deadline June 30, 2022
Notification Deadline July 31, 2022
Final Papers Due September 30, 2022

Hartmut Lehmann (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) and IZA)
Natalia Danzer (Free University of Berlin and IZA)
Alexander Muravyev (IZA)

About the Workshop
In the last decade we have seen rising inequality in earnings and incomes in many post-transition and emerging economies, which has been exacerbated by the CORONA pandemic. A greater incidence of temporary employment, informal employment and a rise in the importance of the Gig Economy have all contributed to this trend. The CORONA crisis has exacerbated inequality trends along the formal-informal divide and by gender. This crisis has also amplified the divergence in the access to education for children with long-term consequences of human capital formation for children from poorer households resulting in even more inequality in the long run.
The workshop, organized by IZA, will focus on the determinants of inequality in post-transition and emerging economies. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
  • The role of labor market segregation along the formal-informal divide
  • Temporary jobs as transit to permanent employment or dead-end jobs
  • Trading off job insecurity for higher wages in the Gig Economy
  • Drivers of job polarization in post-transition and emerging economies
  • Gender inequality in the face of the CORONA crisis or changing social norms
  • Inequality in educational opportunities for children in the CORONA crisis and long-term consequences
  • Policy interventions to combat rising inequality: Success and failures
Please make your submission by using the online application form. While extended abstracts are also welcome, complete papers are strongly preferred.
Submission deadline is June 30, 2022. We will send out acceptance notification by July 31, 2022.

Complete papers will be due on September 30, 2022.
Online Application Form

If you are interested in the workshop feel free to sign up to live-stream the event. We welcome to share this call for papers with other interested researchers.
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