We are organizing a one and a half-day workshop on November 14th and 15th, 2019 in Montreal, just before the meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making (SJDM, November 15-18, Montreal, Canada). The focus of this workshop is to bring together doctoral students, post-docs, and junior faculty interested in the study of economic inequality, and to discuss and collaborate on new initiatives in the measurement of economic inequality.
Our sessions intend to take the spirit of active participation (also called, “unconferences”) to seek novel directions, for example in exploring potential differences in different types of economic inequality (e.g., income distribution ratios of 50/10 vs. 80/20 vs. 90/50 vs. 99/90), possible factors that drive and alter individuals’ perception of economic inequality, as well as the creation of a common dictionary of datasets and measurements of economic inequality. Indeed, as part of the workshops, we expect participants to get into the weeds: we will make available novel datasets that allow for hands-on exploration, which can later be tested in a separate hold-out dataset for specific hypothesis testing. We believe that the integration achieved throughout our conference will become the launching pad for a rich research stream, as well as spark off a community of dedicated scholars and research collaborations. We are expecting about 25-30 workshop attendees, with a healthy ratio of junior to senior scholars. Attendance is free of charge and includes meals for both days. The workshop will be held at McGill University, in close proximity to the Montreal Convention Centre (the SJDM conference venue).
We are especially thrilled to have key notes from Prof. Anandi Mani (University of Oxford) and Prof. Cappelen (Norwegian School of Economics), as well as a panel with Prof. Nina Mazar (Boston University), Michael Norton (Harvard Business School), Emily Bianchi (Emory University), and Shai Davidai (New School for Social Research). A tentative schedule for the workshop is posted below. This workshop is generously supported through grants from the IAREP, the Tobin Project, and the University of Exeter Business School.
To apply for the workshop, please send your CV and a short (max. ~500 word) description of a project you are either currently involved in or would like to run on the topic of economic inequality to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write, “Application for SJDM Pre-Conference Inequality Workshop” in the subject line. The application deadline is June 16th 23:59pm EDT. We will send out acceptances by the end of June.
To further showcase the work of junior attendants, we also invite submissions to six 5-minute “flash talks,” which will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field. If you’d like to be considered for a flash talk, please specify in your email to email@example.com that you would like the research project you are describing should be considered for a flash talk.
Thanks to generous funding from the Tobin Project, we are also able to provide several small travel grants for attendees who otherwise would not be able to make it. If you would require financial assistance, please specify this in the email you send firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation and overview of funding required.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Montreal! If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Oliver Hauser & Jon Jachimowicz
Thursday, November 14th, 2019:
— 15.00: Introduction by organizers
— 15.15-16.15: Keynote by Professor Cappelen
— 16.15-16.30: Coffee break
— 16.30-18.15: Workshop 1: Measuring Economic Inequality
— 18.45-open ended: Dinner
Friday, November 15th, 2019:
— 8.00-9.00am: Breakfast
— 9.00-10.45am: Workshop 2: Measuring Perceived Economic Inequality
— 10.45-11.00am: Coffee break
— 11.00-12.00: Keynote by Professor Anandi Mani
— 12.00-12.30: 5-min Flash Talks by junior scholars
— 12.30-13.00: Lunch
— 13.00-15.15: Workshop 3: Intersections of Economic Inequality with Race, Gender, Age, and More
— 15.15-15.30: Coffee break
— 15.30-17.00: Panel discussion with Professors Norton, Mazar, Bianchi and Davidai
— 17.00-17.15: Conclusion by organizers