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Workshop: Understanding Changes in Income Inequality in the Austerity Period 15-16 September 2014

The workshop provided the opportunity for academics to analyse different aspects of inequality in economic outcomes (household income, consumption, wealth, earnings, employment) in developed societies, and to assess how welfare states are responding, or might respond.


Organised jointly by: The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change and the EUROMOD Project

Keynote speaker Professor Richard Blundell (UCL and IFS) was among the presenters at the first MISOC/EUROMOD workshop on Understanding Changes in Income Inequality in the Austerity Period which took place 15 – 16 September at the University of Essex, featuring new research from Europe and the USA.

Other speakers included Philippe Van Kerm (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg): “Household income mobility during Great Recession years in Europe” and Rolf Aaberge (Statistic Norway) on “The ins and outs of top income mobility”

Mathias Dolls (ZEW) presented “Decomposing changes in the income distribution in Europe in 2030“ and Anne-Catherine Guio (CEPS/INSTEAD), presented “Evolution of material deprivation during the crisis”

Richard Blundell (UCL and IFS) presented “Income Shocks, Assets and Family Labour Supply: Understanding Inequality Dynamics”

Tuesday presentations included Andreas Peichl (ZEW): “Crisis, austerity and automatic stabilization” and Daniel Waldenström (Uppsala University) on “Wealth Inequality and the Great Recession: Evidence from Sweden”

Martin O’Connell (Institute for Fiscal Studies) presented: “Shopping around? Households’ ability to maintain nutritional quality over the Great Recession”

Marianne E. Page (University of California, Davis) presented “The Kids Will Be Alright: Long Term Effects of “Growing Up” During a Recession”

Workshop Programme

Download the workshop programme (pdf)


To be added soon…

  • The Kids Will Be Alright: Long Term Effects of “Growing Up Marianne E. Page (University of California, Davis), Xiaohan Zhang (University of California, Davis)

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Cara McGenn