Call for Papers on Comparative Wealth and Income Research

Comparative Wealth and Income Research

Call for papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Income Distribution

LIS has been providing data on income and wealth for comparative research since 1983. Over the years, Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) or Luxembourg Wealth Study (LWS) databases have made possible hundreds of publications, including many articles in top journals. In this special of the Journal of Income Distribution scholars are offered the opportunity to publish their LIS/LWS research in one volume in a swift manner in order to broaden the discussion and enhance our knowledge from inequality and poverty to labor market participation, from saving patterns to class composition. Papers with cross-comparative perspective or an overview over time are particularly welcomed. All submissions will undergo the standard -refereeing procedure. Priority will be given to papers presented at the 2017 LIS/LWS Users Conference.

Submissions on the following and related topics will be considered:

A. The distributions of living standards, inequality, poverty, and mobility
B. Micro and macro models on the (causal) relationships between inequality and economic development / crisis and empirical tests of such models
C. Policy lessons: the role of public policies for economic growth and inequality
D. Cross-country comparisons, e.g. between rich and poor countries, and comparisons across different societal groups

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017

Please submit your paper online with the subject line “LIS” to

Guest editors of the Special Issue:
Daniele Checchi
Janet Gornick

Managing Editors:
Christos Koulovatianos
Carsten Schroeder
Eva Sierminska

Proposed by GLO Fellow Eva Sierminska. She is also the GLO Cluster Lead on Labor and Wealth.