Conference dates

29 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021




Call For Papers

October 29-30, 2021, Online

The International Centre for Economic Analysis (ICEA) is invites papers to be considered for a virtual conference on INEQUALITY. This is the second conference in our After the Pandemic conference series.

The pandemic has had pronounced consequences for income and wealth inequality. The increase in income and wealth inequality during the pandemic has been widely reported. Some explanations involve the effect of lockdowns on the employment of low-paid workers, and the effect of low interest rates and high savings on property and stock market booms. The conference will focus on why inequality has increased within nations and among nations, and whether, and which, of these changes may become long term or permanent.

The conference is planned as interdisciplinary. We invite papers related to the general theme of the conference, in all fields, including economics, psychology, sociology, political science and management.

The conference is open to both presenters and non-presenters. Registration is required.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Wojciech Kopczuk (Columbia University, NBER and CEPR)

PAPER SUBMISSION: to submit a paper go to, or to our website,

Submission deadline: October 15, 2021
Acceptance decision: October 22, 2021
Registration (required) by: October 27, 2021
Conference dates: November 5-6, 2021


The Covid-19 Pandemic has been a singular event that affected health, economic situation and social cohesion around the world. The conference series is devoted to analyzing various aspects of the pandemic and their long-term consequences.

The conference schedule for the Fall of 2021 (with keynote speakers and dates in brackets):

HAPPINESS AND AGE (David Blanchflower, Dartmouth; Oct 29-30)
INEQUALITY (Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia; Nov 5-6)
PUBLIC POLICY LESSONS (Judith A. Chevalier, Yale; Nov 12-13)
WORKING FROM HOME (Nicholas Bloom, Stanford; Nov 17-18)
PUBLIC HEALTH (Alan Whiteside, Wilfrid Laurier; Dec 3-4)
GENDER INEQUALITY (Stefania Albanesi, Pittsburgh; Dec 10-11)

The preliminary conference schedule for Winter 2022 (with keynote speakers and dates in brackets):

INFLATION (Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Berkeley; January 29-30)
TAXATION (Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard; February 5-6)
THE RESILIENT SOCIETY (Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton; TBA)

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS: The International Centre for Economic Analysis (ICEA), is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of research in economics and other social sciences, with chapters in Canada, at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario; in Poland, at the University of Warsaw and in Italy, at the University of Siena. The centre was called the Research Centre for Economic Analysis until September 2021.

ICEA envisions to become a network of academics and policymakers who collaborate to apply cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research relevant to economic policy. The centre welcomes diverse views on how to realize this goal. ICEA sponsors high quality research linkages in both interdisciplinary and international dimensions. We encourage long-term affiliation with the centre, and we especially encourage the participation of graduate students and recent PhDs.

ICEA is directed by the Board. Members of the Board have extensive experience with organizing conferences. Past speakers at these conferences included, among others, Philippe Aghion, Larry Ball, Steve Cecchetti, Steven Davis, Janice Eberly, Emmanuel Farhi, Jordi Gali, John Haltiwanger, Elhanan Helpman, Peter Howitt, Charles Jones, Larry Karp, Josh Lerner, Enrique Mendoza, Emi Nakamura, James Robinson, Barbara Rossi, Rick van der Ploeg, John Van Reenen and Joseph Zeira.

Information about ICEA can be found at

PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITY: Review of Economic Analysis (REA,, the official journal of ICEA, is planning to publish special issue(s) from the conference series. The journal is open access, ABDC-ranked, peer-reviewed quarterly publication. ICEA aims to promote its further development as a top open access, general interest journal in the profession. REA is in its 13th year and is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The papers submitted to the special issue will go through the usual refereeing process. REA charges no submission or publication fees.

Conferences; paper submission, registration:
Review of Economic Analysis:

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny, Chair (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Elettra Agliardi (University of Bologna, Italy), Thomas Barbiero (Ryerson University, Canada), Wing Chan (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Ciro Gennaro Corvese (University of Sienna, Italy), Livio DiMatteo (Lakehead University, Canada), Jan MichaƂek (University of Warsaw, Poland), Stephen Snudden (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph, Canada), Dimitrios Thomakos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece): Joanna Tyrowicz (University of Warsaw and GRAPE, Poland), Wendy Wu (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada).