ICOPEC 2023 Call for Papers

Inflation, Employment, and Inequality

High inflation, rising unemployment, and deteriorating inequalities are among the biggest problems facing the global economy today. Inflationary pressures are gradually easing, but core inflation remains elevated and more stubborn than expected. Persistently high inflation has triggered the most aggressive cycle of rising interest rates in decades, leading to tighter financial conditions and heightened debt vulnerabilities. The lingering effects of COVID-19, rising geopolitical tensions, and tighter monetary policy are likely to weigh on global trade. The global economy faces the risk of a prolonged period of below-average growth or even a severe recession. There is a high risk of rising unemployment and worsening inequalities both within and between countries. Slow income growth would further undermine prospects for progress toward poverty eradication and other sustainable development goals.

The aim of this conference is to identify the dynamics and solutions to the problems of inflation, employment, and inequality and to examine what can be done for a better World. Besides its main theme, ICOPEC 2023 also invites and welcomes all contributions that enrich perspectives on political economy and broaden the ground for better policy analyses and designs. Indicatively, proposed papers may touch upon the following issues:

Drivers and Dynamics of Inflation

Inflation in a Post-Pandemic World with Severe Geopolitical Tensions

Structural Determinants of Inflation Dynamics

Effects of Supply Shocks on Inflation Dynamics

Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Inflation Dynamics

The Impact of Economic Input Costs on Inflation Dynamics

Micro-Level Price Dynamics and Implications for Aggregate Inflation

Climate Change, Climate Protection and Inflation

The Inflationary Effects of Sectoral Reallocation

Drivers of Inflation Expectations

Household and Firm Inflation Perceptions and Expectations

Political Economy of Inflation

The Psychology of Inflation and Pricing under Distress

The Effect of Inflation on Taxation and Financial Reporting

Monetary and Fiscal Policies Applied in Inflation

Cryptocurrencies and Inflation Relationship

Inflation Measurement

Unemployment Shocks, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality

Global Distributions of Capital and Labor Incomes

Unemployment Shocks and Material Deprivation

Decent Work, Inclusiveness, and Labour Market Policies

Unemployment and Flexible Employment

Unemployment Effects of Robotization and Artificial Intelligence

Inequality Effects of Robotization and Artificial Intelligence

Poverty Dynamics and Vulnerability

Multidimensional Poverty

Inequality of Opportunity

Gender Inequality

Race and Ethnic Inequality

Debt and Wealth Inequality

Income and Consumption Inequality

Unequal Access to Health

Unequal Access to Education

Income Inequality and Redistribution

Inequality and Life Satisfaction

Polarization and Redistributive Policies

What Contributes to Reducing Inequality?

Shared Economy and Inclusive Development

Basic Income to Cope with the Poverty and Inequalities

Political Cleavages and Social Inequalities

Politicization of Inequality

Borders of Exclusion and Deservingness

Fairness and Discrimination

Polarization and New Cleavages

Media and Framing Effects

Media Ownership Concentration and Partisan Bias

Perceptions of Inequalities and Justice

Regional Inequality

Socio-Cultural Integration in Challenging Times

Global Political Economy, Power Politics, and/or War in Ukraine

Cooperation, Conflict, and Security in Global Politics

Hegemonic Struggles, Trade Wars, and the Pandemic

Warfare and Economic Inequality

War Zones, Cross-Border Migration, Minorities, and the Pandemic

New World Order After War in Ukraine

Effects of War in Ukraine on International Institutions

Effects of War in Ukraine on the Nation-States

Effects of COVID-19 and/or War in Ukraine on Social State

International Relations during and after COVID-19 and/or War in Ukraine

Effects of COVID-19 and/or War in Ukraine on Regional Collaborations

Institutional Quality, Administrative Capacity, and Development

Inequality, Public Administration, Development, and the Tax System

Transparency and Accountability in Public Sector

Public Goods, Public Bads, and Public Policy

Redistributive Fiscal Policies to Cope with Poverty and Inequalities

Tax-benefit Systems in Shaping Economic Insecurity

Inequality and Progressive Taxation

Tax Burden Fairness and Tax Compliance

Effective Ways to Tax the Powerful and the Sophisticated

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and Environment

Smarth Cities and Application of Big Data, AI, and IoT

Ethics of Big Data, AI, and IoT

Machine Learning and Data Mining

Society and Politics in the Age of Big Data, AI, and Deep Learning

Industrial Automation and Intergenerational Income

How Data Can Help Fight A Health Crisis Like the Coronavirus?

Is It Possible to Identify Outbreaks and Predict Their Movement with Machine Learning?

Renewable Energies, Green Buildings, and Green Vehicles for Sustainable Future

Does ChatGPT lead to unemployment?

How does ChatGPT affect industries?

Government regulations on AI