Monday, June 17, 2024

Request for Research Proposals – UNU-WIDER WIID

Request for Research Proposals


UNU-WIDER is seeking to commission research papers from researchers working in inequality, income distribution, welfare, and related fields who would like to contribute to the World Income Inequality Database project.

UNU-WIDER seeks to encourage research extensively using the WIID and its companion datasets to provide novel insights on key questions related to various topics, including (but not limited to):

  • Empirical and theoretical analyses of the drivers of economic inequality trends and patterns globally, as well as in specific regions or countries.
  • The impact of economic inequality levels, trends, and patterns on other relevant socioeconomic outcomes (wellbeing, labour market, conflict, governance, welfare state, trade, etc.).
  • New methods that help to better understand the income distribution, as well as its causes or its implications, whether at the country or global levels.
  • Innovative proposals to improve the quality and quantity of information in the WIID, alone or in combination with other data, to make the most of the limited survey-based data on income distributions to more accurately conduct distributive analyses.

Submission deadline: 31 October 2021, 23:59 UTC+2.


More information are available here.