Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Call for papers, special issue in ECONOMÍA

Call for papers
Special Issue in ECONOMÍA
“Economic inequality and redistribution policies”


Income and wealth concentration have been increasing across the globe, albeit with important country differences. A share of inequality registered in the data is driven by market forces, and may be socially tolerated. Another share of inequality arises instead from factors beyond individual control: the country and political situation one experiences, the social context, the neighborhood and the family of origin. Educational and redistributive policies may alleviate such inequalities.

In this special issue of ECONOMIA, we seek to attract papers discussing the interplay between redistributive policies and the patterns of economic inequality, intergenerational mobility and inequality of opportunity in both low-income and advanced countries, even in perspective. Our primary interest is on papers analyzing the  extent at which taxation systems and tax reforms, as well as education policies, affect the distribution of income heterogeneously across background characteristics. The topic of perceptions and beliefs about inequality and (the political economy of) support for redistribution is also central to this call.

Guest Editors:
Francesco Andreoli. Department of Economics, University of Verona and Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research. E-mail:

Javier Olivera. Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economics Research (LISER). E-mail:

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2021.

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To make a submission, please follow this link and select the corresponding Issue. To download the announcement in PDF version, please click here.