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OFCE-SKEMA Workshop on Inequality and Macroeconomic Performance


16.10.2012 - 17.10.2012
Paris, France

The recent economic crisis has revived the interest for inequality and for its impact on economic activity. Rising inequality is suspected to be the source of increasing indebtedness, bubbles, and distorted macroeconomic policies that contributed to build up the crisis.

OFCE and Skema Business School organize a workshop, to be held in Paris, to foster discussion on these topics, most notably on their implications for economic policy and for the governance of the European economy.


The program will consist in contributed papers and keynote lectures. Papers on the following two broad categories of topics are especially, but not exclusively, welcome:

  1. Measuring inequality and understanding the causes of its increase: technology, globalization, taxation, education, labour market reforms
  2. Analysing the macroeconomic consequences of the increase in inequality: private debt, global imbalances, preferences and aggregation, environment

Keynote speeches will be given by:

  • James K. Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics)


More information and the call for papers can be found here (Deadline: June 30).