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IARIW-IBGE Conference on Income, Wealth and Well-being in Latin America

The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) and the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) invite papers for an international scientific conference on "Income, Wealth and Well-being in Latin America", to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 11-14, 2013. The objective of the conference is to bring together researchers working on income and wealth issues in (or relevant for) Latin America, to present original research.

Call for papers

Empirical or theoretical papers in the following areas are especially welcome:

  • Measurement of national income and wellbeing
  • Income distribution
  • Inequality (of income, wealth, education or opportunities)
  • Poverty
  • Socioeconomic mobility
  • Definition and measurement of the middle class
  • Taxes, transfers and redistribution
  • Subjective wellbeing and happiness
  • Polarization

Proposals will be assessed by a program committee composed of Francisco H. G. Ferreira (World Bank and IARIW, Chair); Ricardo Paes de Barros (Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos, Brasil); Leonardo Gasparini (CEDLAS, Argentina); Miguel Jaramillo (GRADE, Peru); and Nora Lustig (Tulane University, USA). The conference organizing committee is headed by Andrew Sharpe (IARIW) and Roberto Luis Olinto Ramos (IBGE).

Full papers (not exceeding 30 pages), or extended abstracts (not exceeding two pages) should be sent to the IARIW secretariat at [email protected], by March 31, 2013.

Decisions will be sent out by April 30, 2013. Limited financial assistance will be available on the basis of need. Applications for financial assistance from presenters with accepted papers will be welcome by May 31, 2013, and decisions will be available by June 15, 2013.
The program committee is delighted to announce that the keynote address at this conference will be given by Prof. François Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics).


A special issue of the Review of Income and Wealth, will be published on late 2014 based on selected papers from the conference.


International Association for Research in Income and Wealth

The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth has as its major interests: the furthering of research on national and economic and social accounting, including the development of concepts and definitions for the measurement and analysis of income and wealth; the...

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