09.30 - 11.00

Session 1
Inequality and Financialization

Chair: tba

Debt shift, financial development and income inequality in Europe, Dirk Bezemer and Anna Samarina, University of Groningen

Austerity, inequality, and private debt overhang, Mathias Klein, DIW Berlin and Roland Winkler, TU Dortmund University

Sustainability-oriented EU Taxes: A European net wealth tax, Alexander Krenek, and Margit Schratzenstaller, Austrian Institute of Economic Research


Discussant: Henri Sterdyniak, OFCE


09.30 - 11.00

Session 2
Inequality and Financialization

Chair: tba


Who are the top 1 percent earners in Europe?, Oliver Denk, OECD

Decomposing changes in inequality during the Great Recession, Tim Callan, Karina Doorley, Michael Savage, ESRI, Dublin

New approaches to the study of long term non-employment duration via survival analysis: Italy, Germany and Spain, B. Contini, Università di Torino & Collegio Carlo Alberto, J. I. Garcia Perez, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, T. Pusch, Hans-Boeckler Stiftung, Düsseldorf, Roberto Quaranta, Collegio Carlo Alberto



Discussant: Gerdien Meijerink, CPB


09:30 - 11:00

Session 3
Growth and inequality: modeling

Chair: tba


Inequality and Imbalances: an open-economy agent-based model, Alberto Cardaci, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milan, and Complexity Lab in Economics, Francesco Saraceno, OFCE-SciencesPo, LUISS-SEP

Inequality assessment in a dynamic framework with heterogeneous agents, Arsen Palestini, MEMOTEF, Sapienza University of Rome, Giuseppe Pignataro, University of Bologna

Learning by doing, inequality, and sustained growth: A middle-class perspective,Alain Desdoigts, IEDES université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Fernando Jaramillo, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota



Discussant: Marius Clemens, DIW Berlin


11.20- 12.50

Session 4
Monetary policy and inequality

Chair: Klaus-Jürgen Gern, IfW


Inequality and Central Banks, Gregory Thwaites et al., Bank of England

The effect of monetary policy shocks on inequality, Davide Furceri, Prakash Loungani and Aleksandra Zdzienicka, IMF



Discussant: Malte Rieth, DIW Berlin


11.20 - 12.50

Session 5
Inequality and social policy

Chair: Catherine Mathieu, OFCE


The effects of Riester participation on the wealth distribution: An instrumental quantile regression analysis, Dorothee Ihle, University of Muenster

Unemployment Insurance Union, Guillaume Claveres, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, Marius Clemens, DIW Berlin

Reforming the Liberal Welfare State -International Shocks, Unemployment and Income Shares, Hassan Molana, University of Dundee, Catia Montagna, University of Aberdeen, George E. Onwordi, University of Aberdeen



Discussant: Paolo Onofri, PROMETEIA


11.20 - 12.50

Session 6
Taxation and Labour markets

Chair: tba


Distributional and employment effects of labor tax changes: Finnish evidence over the period 1996-2008, Markku Lehmus, ETLA

A progressive turn in tax policies? Long term trends and recent developments in different tax policy areas in the EU countries, Sarah Godar and Achim Truger, Berlin School of Economics and Law Income

Inequalities and employment patterns in Europe before and after the Great Recession, Carlos Vacas Eurofound



Discussant: Margit Schratzenstaller, WIFO


14.00 - 16.00

Session 7
Macroeconomic consequences of inequality

Chair: tba


Inclusive growth framework, Alexei Kireyev, IMF

Savings glut without saving: retirement saving and the interest rate decline in the United States between 1984 and 2013, Bjoern O. Meyer, University of Rome - Tor Vergata

How does income inequality influence economic growth in Germany? Marius Clemens, Ferdinand Fichtner, Stefan Gebauer, Simon Junker, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, DIW Berlin

Is it a trade-off between global and national income inequality? Marek Dabrowski, CASE, Bruegel



Discussant: tba


14.00 - 16.00

Session 8
Inequality, poverty, and mobility

Chair: Markku Kotilainen, ETLA


The impact of fiscal policy and internal migration on regional growth and convergence in Germany, Katharina Weddige-Haaf, Utrecht University School of Economics, Clemens Kool, CPB and Utrecht University School of Economics

Income mobility before and in the aftermath of the Great Recession: Evidence from Italy, Elizabeth Jane Casabianca and Elena Giarda, Prometeia

Absolute poverty, food and housing, and the withering low-Income middle-class in Italy, Luigi Campiglio, Università Cattolica del S. Cuore di Milano

Evolutions in consumption inequality and poverty in Greece: the impact of the crisis and austerity policies, Georgia Kaplanoglou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Vassilis T. Rapanos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Academy of Athens



Discussant: tba


14.00 - 16.00

Session 9
Labour market issues

Chair: Stefania Tomasini, PROMETEIA


Offshoring and the age-skill composition of labour demand, Sotiris Blanas, Université catholique de Louvain

Labour market effects of wage inequality and skill-biased technical change in Germany, Christian Hutter, IAB, Enzo Weber, IAB, Universität Regensburg

Opportunities and limits of rebalancing the euro area via wages policies and the functional income distribution: Theoretical arguments and empirical illustrations based on sectoral balances for Germany, Eckhard Hein and Achim Truger, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Could a wage formula prevent excessive current account imbalances in euro area countries? A study on wage costs and profit developments in peripheral countries, Camille Logeay and Heike Joebges, HTW Berlin



Discussant: Christine Mayrhuber, WIFO (Tbc)


16.30 - 18.00

Round Table

Chair: Marcel Fratzscher, DIW Berlin


Christine Mayrhuber, WIFO

Michael Savage, ESRI

Ludger Schuknecht, German Ministry of Finance