Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Workshop on “Social Mobility and Economic Performance”

Call for papers 
Workshop “Social Mobility and Economic Performance”
22-23 March, Mannheim 


ZEW will host an international workshop that will bring together 10 – 15 scholars actively contributing to the growing literature on social mobility and its relation to economic performance. We are particularly 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 from across-country 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.


Miles Corak (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)

Bhashkar Mazumder (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)


Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) • Emilia Del Bono (University of Essex) • Leonardo Gasparini (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) • Mikael Lindahl (University of Gothenburg) • Guido Neidhöfer (ZEW) • Friedhelm Pfeiffer (ZEW) • Jan Stuhler (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)



Interested researchers are invited to submit a paper (preliminary versions are welcome) using the following e-mail address:  The deadline for submissions is 10 January 2021. Decisions on acceptance will be given by 15 February 2021. There are no conference fees, but participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses. ZEW will cover accommodation costs for those presenting. Limited funds are available to also cover travel expenses. Please indicate in your application whether you will require funding.

PLEASE NOTE: While we hope to conduct the workshop in person in Mannheim, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it might be necessary to convert it into an online-only or hybrid event. This decision will be made by February 2021 at the latest, and authors of accepted papers will be informed when receiving the notification of acceptance.



Guido Neidhöfer, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Research Department Labour Markets and Human Resources, Mannheim, Germany.E-mail:

Deadline for application: 10th January, 2021.