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Call for Papers: Sources of Income Inequality in Asia

ADBI–World Economy Workshop on Sources of Income Inequality in Asia
Tokyo, Japan
26–27 July 2016

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in cooperation with the journal World Economy, invites submissions of unpublished papers that focus on income inequality in developing Asia. Both theoretical and empirical research papers with policy orientation are welcome provided that findings, conclusions, and policy recommendations are based on solid evidence and analysis. Manuscripts can focus on Asia as a whole, a group of countries, or individual economies.

ADBI will meet the travel and accommodation costs of one author per selected paper to present at the workshop. Selected papers from the workshop will be considered for publication in a special issue of World Economy, or an edited book volume.

Submission of papers dealing with but not limited to the following topics are welcome:

  • Inequality accounting, particularly regression-based decomposition1
  • Structural transformation and income inequality
  • Macroeconomic determinants of income inequality
  • Infrastructure construction, internal migration, and income inequality
  • Financial services access and income inequality
  • Housing price and income inequality
  • Education and income inequality

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission of Complete Paper(s): 1 June 2016
  • Decisions by Academic Committee on Submissions: 15 June 2016
  • Workshop date: 26–27 July 2016

Submissions should be emailed to: Dr. Bihong Huang, Research Fellow, [email protected]. Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, Japan. www.adbi.org

1 For the details, see Wan G. (2004), Accounting for income inequality in rural China: a regression-based approach, Journal of Comparative Economics, 32: 348–363, and Wan G., Lu M., and Zhao C. (2007), Globalization And Regional Income Inequality: Empirical Evidence From Within China, Review of Income and Wealth, 53(1): 35-59.