Public Economics:


Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar
4-5 June 2018

Co-sponsored By: The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and STICERD at the London School of Economics (LSE)

Location: London School of Economics

Organizers: Hilary W. Hoynes, Camille Landais, and Johannes Spinnewijn.

Income inequality has increased in both the U.S. and the U.K. in the last three decades, generating new interest in the factors that contribute to inequality and the consequences of policies that might affect it.

To provide new insights on the broad topic of inequality and public policy, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), jointly with the Suntory and Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at the London School of Economics (LSE), will sponsor the 2018 Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar at the LSE.  The program, organized by Camille Landais and Johannes Spinnewijn of LSE and Hilary Hoynes of the University of California, Berkeley and NBER, will consist of about twelve papers.   Papers from the conference will be considered for a special issue of the Journal of Public Economics, subject to the normal refereeing process.  

The conference organizers welcome submissions on any topic related to the general theme of “Inequality and Public Policy,” including but not limited to:

  • The impact of taxes, social insurance, and social safety net programs on measured inequality and household behavior;
  • The role of labor market institutions, such as unionization, minimum wages, and the size of the informal sector, in affecting the wage distribution and income inequality;
  • The contributions of firm behavior, education, skills, and technological change to trends in equality and the incomes of particular groups;
  • The measurement of both point-in-time inequality in earnings, wages, income, and consumption, as well as trends in these variables;
  • The determinants of inequality spatially, across genders, race, or ethnic groups, and on other dimensions.

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IFS/STICERD Public Economics Seminars

Held Wednesdays, during term time, at 12:30 - 13:45

Location: Insitute for Fiscal Studies (7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE)


Wednesday  19 June 2019  12:30 - 13:45

Anna Aizer (Brown)


Wednesday  05 June 2019  12:30 - 13:45

Lee Lockwood (University of Virginia)


Wednesday  29 May 2019  12:30 - 13:45

Florian Scheuer (University of Zurich)


Wednesday  15 May 2019  12:30 - 13:45

Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato (Duke University)


Wednesday  01 May 2019  12:30 - 13:45

Dmitry Taubinsky (University of California, Berkeley)


Wednesday  27 March 2019  12:30 - 13:45

Sebastian Findeison (University of Mannheim)


Wednesday  27 February 2019  12:30 - 13:45

Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies)


Wednesday  13 February 2019  12:30 - 13:45

Andreas Fagereng (Statistic Norway)


Wednesday  12 December 2018  12:30 - 13:45

Daniel Reck (STICERD, London School of Economics)


Wednesday  28 November 2018  12:30 - 13:45

Robert Moffitt (Johns Hopkins University)


Wednesday  17 October 2018  12:30 - 13:45

Maria Polyakova (Stanford University)