EUROFRAME Conference ”Growth and inequality: Challenges for EU economies” – Call for papers

The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its fourteenth annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Berlin on Friday 9 June 2017. The aim of the conference is to provide an economic forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant in the European context.

The Conference will focus on two main challenges: Economic growth and inequality. Promoting high and socially inclusive growth has been a key issue on the European political agenda since many years. However, economic developments have also affected the distribution of income and wealth, with rising inequalities in a number of EU countries. The EUROFRAME group welcomes contributions related, but not limited to, the following questions: What is the relationship between economic growth and inequality? What are the effects of international trade, globalization, and structural change on inequality and growth? What are the impacts of structural reforms on growth and inequality? What are the impacts of labour market institutions and financial regulation/deregulation on growth and inequality? What are the effects of fiscal and monetary policies on inequality? Is it politically sustainable to accept more inequality or should inequalities be reduced in the EU and if so, how?

Submission Procedure

Extended abstracts (2 pages) should be submitted by e-mail until 15 February 2017 to Abstracts should contain: paper’s title, authors’ names and affiliations, and contact details of the corresponding author.

Paper acceptance or rejection will be notified to corresponding authors by email by end-March.

Full papers should be received by 22 May.

Selected papers will be published after a reviewing process in a Conference Proceedings – Special issue of the Revue de l’OFCE.

Scientific Committee

Christoph Badelt (WIFO), Marek Dabrowski (CASE), Klaus-Jürgen Gern (IFW), Mathias Klein (DIW Berlin), Markku Kotilainen (ETLA), Kieran McQuinn (ESRI), Gerdien Meijerink (CPB), Paolo Onofri (PROMETEIA), Rebecca Piggott (NIESR), Henri Sterdyniak (OFCE), Catherine Mathieu (OFCE, Scientific Secretary).

Local Organising Committee (DIW Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Bernoth, Prof. Dr. Christian Dreger, Mathias Klein

Contacts – Abstract and paper submissions

Catherine Mathieu:, tel.: +33 (0) 1 44 18 54 37