ZEW will host an international workshop that will bring together 10 – 15 scholars contributing to the growing literature on social mobility and its relationship with economic performance. We are especially interested in contributions that explore the causes and consequences of changes in the intergenerational transmission of economic status. We also welcome submissions on any topic related to social mobility, the geography of intergenerational mobility and/or mobility in a crosscountry perspective. The workshop is jointly funded by the international research programme SEEK (Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies) and the D3.2 grant Evidence-Based Anti-Poverty Policies – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.

Keynote Speakers

Miles Corak

The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

Bhashkar Mazumder

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, USA

Scientific Committee

Lorenzo Cappellari

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

Emilia Del Bono

University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

Leonardo Gasparini

Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Mikael Lindahl

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Jan Stuhler

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain

Interested researchers are invited to submit a paper (preliminary versions are welcome) using the following e-mail address: socialmobility2020@zew.de. The deadline for submissions is 10 January 2021. Decisions on acceptance will be given by 15 February 2021.

There are no conference fees.

To participate, use this zoom registration link. After your registration you will receive an individual meeting link.

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22.03.2021 - 23.03.2021

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