The Impact of the Global Transformations on Inequality
University of Agder, Campus Gimlemoen, Kristiansand, Norway.
About the GI-NI International Conference
Over the past decades, inequality within populations has widened in the majority of countries regarding many dimensions of life. This has been of central concern for both policymakers and researchers alike. To formulate remedies, we must have an integral understanding of the drivers of such widening inequality and their interactions. In addition, we must understand the strengths and weaknesses of our current institutions to deal with these issues. This conference aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to share and discuss their recent findings related to widening income inequality, living standards, and prosperity more broadly.
Researchers from all fields of economics, political science and sociology are invited to present new research results and discuss possible directions for future research activities. We welcome the submission of papers with an empirical, theoretical, and/or policy orientation focusing on micro- or macroeconomic aspects of inequalities linked to globalisation, migration and technological change. The analysis should focus on Europe or be related to it.
Alexandra Spitz-Oener is Professor of Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, a research associate at the Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg, and at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn. In addition, she is a principal investigator of the Collaborative Research Center/TransRegio “Rationality and Competition“, funded by the German Sciences Foundation.
Her research interests are in Applied Microeconomics, in particular Labor Economics. Her research focuses on understanding the challenges for workers brought about by technological changes, trade and immigration.
More information about Alexandra Spitz-Oener here.
The Value of Early-Career Skills
Simon Wiederhold is Professor of Labour Economics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Senior Research Advisor at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) since 2023. In his research, he investigates causes and consequences of inequality in the education system.
He is also interested in the future of the labour market.
A call for papers has been published. Please submit (in pdf format) an extended abstract of your paper (approx. 800 words) or the complete paper along with a cover letter including i) paper title, ii) name(s) of the author(s), and iii) affiliation as well as the email address of the presenting author, to Professor Dr. Steven Dhondt.
Abstracts must include context, purpose, methodology, major findings, implications and keywords. The criteria for selection of papers will be: relevance to the conference theme, quality of methodology, originality, embedding in the literature and soundness of conclusion/s.
All the information and guidelines regarding the Call for Papers can be found here.
Important Dates and Fees
Extended abstract submission
30 January, 2023
Notification of acceptance of abstract
28 February, 2023
Last date for submission of selected papers
28 April, 2023
Last date for registration
1 May, 2023
Registration for participation for presenting attendees is 1 May 2023. Furthermore, please note that it is possible to attend the conference without presenting a paper. Enquiries for non-presenting attendees should be made by the online registration form no later than 1 May, 2023.
This conference benefits from the financial support of the European Commission, through the GI-NI (H2020) project and participation is free of charges.
Hans-Christian Garmann Johnsen, University of Agder (Norway)
Steven Dhondt, TNO/KU Leuven (Netherlands)
Cinzia Alcidi, CEPS (Belgium)
Egoitz Pomares, Sinnergiak – University of the Basque Country (Spain)
Ulrich Zierahn, University of Utrecht (Netherlands)
Emilie Rademakers, University of Utrecht (Netherlands)
Bart Los, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Marcel Smolka, University of Flensburg (Germany)
Balázs Reizer, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies/Corvinus University Budapest (Hungary)
Majda Seghir, CNAM (France)
Leire Aldaz, University of the Basque Country (Spain)
Miriam Høgseth Joakimsen, University of Agder (Norway)
Suhendan Adiguzel, TNO (Netherlands)
Basak Van Hove, CEPS (Brussels)
Veselina Georgieva, CEPS (Brussels)
The conference will be held at several auditoriums: B1 006, B1 007
Kristiansand is known as the capital of Southern Norway. It is the fifth largest city in Norway with 92,000 inhabitants. The city has beautiful nature close by, being the rough seaside and isles to the south and the wide forest surrounding the rest of the city. Kristiansand is the most popular holiday destination for Norwegians themselves, and June is absolutely the best season. The city is the home of a variety of museums, galleries, and Norway's largest zoo and amusement park. Updated information about activities and attractions in and around Kristiansand can be found at Visit Norway's website.
How to Get to Kristiansand
From abroad, Kristiansand’s airport ”Kjevik” (KRS) can be reached by direct flights from Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Within Norway, Kjevik is connected to Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, and Oslo via direct flights.
Two companies offer daily ferry services connecting Kristiansand and Hirtshals in Denmark. Three times a week, a cruise-ferry service between Kristiansand and Groningen-Eemshaven in the Netherlands is offered. For updated information consult the port authorities.
Train / Bus
Norwegian State Railways (Vy) offers direct train connections between Oslo and Kristiansand (4-5 hours) and Stavanger and Kristiansand (3 hours). For updated timetables, prices, and online booking of tickets, inspect GoAhead. Several companies offer long distance bus services connecting Kristiansand to other Norwegian cities. Details with respect to scheduling, prices, and booking can be found on ENTUR or NOR•WAY.
How to Get around Kristiansand
Detailed schedules for city buses are found on AKT. The cheapest ticket alternative is the flexicard. A bus ride from the center (Kvadraturen) to the UiA campus (stop ”Spicheren Fitness Senter”) will take 10 to 15 minutes.
The companies Agder Taxi (+47 07000) and Taxi Sør (+47 380 28 000) operate in the Kristiansand.