Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) has been founded in Palma
de Mallorca in July 2005 as a not-for-profit association supporting the study of
economic inequality and related fields (see list of founding
members). The aims of the Society are:
the interaction between researchers, policy makers and all the actors
interested in understanding the determinants as well as the implications of
economic inequality and poverty.
has now over 200 members from more than seventy countries, affiliated with
universities or the civil service.
Society will hold a conference each two years in which ECINEQ promotes academic
debates and exchanges of opinions on inequality, poverty and other topics of
common interest and through which it contributes to the worldwide dissemination
of the results of scholarly work and practical experiences in this field. ECINEQ
aims at achieving high scholarly standards in both the selection of topics and
their debates, whether they concern theoretical issues, empirical analyses or
the implementation of policies.
conferences will be held each time in a different country, the local
organizer being in charge of its technical organization while the program of the
conference is the responsibility of the President-Elect of ECINEQ who heads a
scientific program committee. The themes of the conference are selected for
their intellectual and topical interest. The conference includes also a number
of "Open Sessions" where scholars working in the field can present
their ongoing work to international colleagues.
The Seventh ECINEQ Meeting 2017 has taken place on JULY 17 – 18 – 19, 2017 in NEW YORK CITY, hosted by the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality (home to the US Office of LIS) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, located in midtown Manhattan.
Information about the programme is available on the conference section on the left hand side of this page.
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with great sadness that we record the death of Professor Sir Anthony Barnes Atkinson - Tony Atkinson - on 1st January 2017.
Please find HERE the first version of an informal document of appreciation of the many things that he accomplished for our Society and for our discipline.ECINEQ Executive Committee: Frank Cowell, Xavi Ramos, Martin Ravallion, Claudio Zoli.
diffusion of the scientific advances among colleagues and to the society at
large will be a major concern of ECINEQ.
For this reason we publish the ECINEQ Working
For this reason we publish the ECINEQ Working Paper Series.
We have also reached an important agreement with Springer Verlag: The Journal of Economic Inequality is the official journal of ECINEQ starting from January 1, 2008.
Society will organize periodically workshops on particular topics of interest in
which researchers, especially young researchers, will present their ongoing work
to other colleagues and also to policy makers. The objective of these workshops
is twofold: to exchange new ideas with other researchers working in the field
and to improve the interaction with policy makers and other actors interested by
inequality and poverty related issues.