IZA Workshop on Inequality: Causes and Consequences

  • April 2024

    IZA/OECD Workshop: Applications with Linked Employer-Employee Data


    The workshop seeks to bring together researchers who share an interest in using linked employer-employee data for innovative and policy-relevant research. The workshop will take place on April 10 and be preceded by a policy seminar with a keynote speaker on April 9. The workshop is organized in the context of the OECDs LinkEED v 2.0 project that seeks to enhance our understanding of the role of policies in inclusive growth through cross-country analytical work based on linked employer-employee data from different OECD countries. We welcome submissions of applied papers using linked employer-employee data in all areas.

    2nd IZA/OECD Workshop: Climate Change and the Labor Market


    The IZA/OECD workshops aim to increase synergies between researchers and OECD experts to promote the societal impact of academic research and the relevance of expertise. These workshops are organized twice a year and focus on topics of particular importance to the economy and society. They bring together researchers from the IZA network, OECD experts and policymakers. They take place by videoconference, over half a day, with presentations by experts, researchers and discussions with policymakers.

IZA Workshop on Inequality: Causes and Consequences
March 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015

Inequality has long been a research area with important policy implications. Arguably, too narrow a wealth or income distribution impedes economic growth by stifling incentives to work hard or take risks, but too wide a distribution can cause political unrest and even a revolution. Comprehending the causes and consequences of inequality is crucial to understanding societies and their future.

This workshop focuses on:

• Trends in wealth, income, wage, educational, and consumption inequality
• Intergeneration transmission of inequality
• Job tasks and inequality
• Trade and inequality
• Institutions and wage inequality
• Politics and inequality
• War and inequality
• Inequality and happiness
• Racial and ethnic differences in inequality
• Unions and inequality
• Industry structure and inequality


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