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INET to Cohost the 2017 Meeting of ECINEQ

We are pleased to announce that the Institute for New Economic Thinking, in partnership with with the LIS Center — the New York-based satellite office of LIS, the cross-national data center in Luxembourg — has been selected to host the 2017 Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ).

The meeting will be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, on 17-19 July, 2017. The call-for-papers will be issued by the ECINEQ Secretariat later in 2016.

ECINEQ is a leading international forum for researchers focused on economic inequality, and seeks to “improve the interaction between researchers, policy makers and all the actors interested in understanding the determinants as well as the implications of economic inequality and poverty.”

Its convenes a meeting every two years in a different country to promote academic debate and exchanges of views on inequality, poverty and other topics of common interest. These conferences promote the worldwide dissemination of the results of scholarly work and practical experiences in this field. ECINEQ, according to its web site, “aims at achieving high scholarly standards in both the selection of topics and their debates, whether they concern theoretical issues, empirical analyses or the implementation of policies.”

LIS is a transnational data center gathering datasets on income, wealth, employment and demographics in order to serve a global community of researchers, educators, and policy makers, and to make them available for public usage.

LIS, located in Luxembourg, is home to the Luxembourg Income Study Database and the Luxembourg Wealth Study Database. These databases contain harmonized microdata from high- and middle-income countries around the world.