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Free University of Berlin, Department of Public Economics

September 29-30, 2014
Conference on Crises and the Distribution - Free University of Berlin
Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Germany
The conference is linked to the Ph.D. program on ???Public economics and inequality,?? which is arranged by the Hans-B?ckler Foundation in collaboration with the Free University Berlin. The financial crisis of 2007/8 was followed by the first contraction in the global economy since World War II: the Great Recession. This Recession not only lowered the average living standard, but, most likely, it also changed the shape of the income distribution. These effects are likely to differ by countries and societal groups. Submissions on the following and related topics will be considered: - the distributions of living standards, inequality, poverty, and mobility before and after the 2008 Financial Crisis - micro and macro models on the (causal) relationships between inequality and economic development / crisis and empirical tests of such models - policy lessons: the role of public policies for economic growth and inequality during the 2008 Financial Crisis - cross-country comparisons, e.g. between rich and poor countries, and comparisons across different societal groups [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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