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GI-NI Conference · The Impact of the Global Transformations on Inequality · 25/05/2023 · Adger (Norway)

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The first conference on the economic impact of technological transformation, globalisation and migration will take place on May 25th 2023, at the University of Agder, Norway.

Over the past decades, inequality within populations has widened in the majority of countries regarding many dimensions of life. This has been of central concern for both policymakers and researchers alike. To formulate remedies, we must have an integral understanding of the drivers of such widening inequality and their interactions. In addition, we must understand the strengths and weaknesses of our current institutions to deal with these issues. This conference aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to share and discuss their recent findings related to widening income inequality, living standards, and prosperity more broadly.

Researchers from all fields of economics, political science and sociology are invited to present new research results and discuss possible directions for future research activities. We welcome the submission of papers with an empirical, theoretical, and/or policy orientation focusing on micro- or macroeconomic aspects of inequalities linked to globalisation, migration and technological change. The analysis should focus on Europe or be related to it.



Alexandra Spitz-Öner is a Professor of Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, a research associate at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, and at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. In addition, she is a principal investigator of the Collaborative Research Center/TransRegio “Rationality and Competition“, funded by the German Sciences Foundation.

Her research interests are in Applied Microeconomics, in particular Labor Economics. Her research focuses on understanding the challenges for workers brought about by technological changes, trade and immigration.

More information about Alexandra Spitz-Oener: https://alexandra-spitzoener.com 



A call for papers has been published. Please submit (in pdf format) an extended abstract of your paper (approx. 800 words) or the complete paper along with a cover letter including i) paper title, ii) name(s) of the author(s), and iii) affiliation as well as the email address of the presenting author, to Prof. Dr. Steven Dhondt (steven.dhondt@tno.nl)

Abstracts must include context, purpose, methodology, major findings, implications and keywords. The criteria for selection of papers will be: relevance to the conference theme, quality of methodology, originality, embedding in the literature and soundness of conclusion/s.

All the information and guidelines regarding the Call for Papers can be found here: https://gini-research.org/call-for-papers-gi-ni-scientific-conference



Extended abstract submission January 30th 2023
Notification of acceptance of abstract Febreaury 28th 2023
Last date for submission of selected papers  April 28th 2023
Last date for registration May 1st 2023


Registration for participation for presenting attendees is May 1st, 2023. Furthermore, please note that it is possible to attend the conference without presenting a paper. Enquiries for non-presenting attendees should be made by the online registration form no later than May 1st, 2023.

GI-NI International Conference Registration Form
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This conference benefits from the financial support of the European Commission, through the GI-NI (H2020) project and participation is free of charges.






Location / Campus Map

University of Agder, Norway. Campus Gimlemoen, Kristiansand

Please find information on the location here.



The University of Ander has negotiated accommodation. Please, check this link for further information.

How to get to Agder, Norway

The quickest way of getting to the university campus in Kristiansand from abroad is to travel by plane to Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik. The airport has flight connections to Oslo, Copenhagen, London, Gdansk and Amsterdam, all within a 1.5 hour flight of Kristiansand. More information about how to get to the University of Adger is available at the following link.


Scientific Committee

  • Hans-Christian Garmann Johnsen | University of Agder (Norway)
  • Steven Dhondt |TNO/KU Leuven (Netherlands)
  • Cinzia Alcidi | CEPS (Belgium)
  • Egoitz Pomares | Sinnergiak – University of the Basque Country (Spain)
  • Ulrich Zierahn |University of Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • Emilie Rademakers |University of Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • Bart Los |University of Groningen (Netherlands)
  • Marcel Smolka |University of Flensburg (Germany)
  • Balázs Reizer | Centre for Economic and Regional Studies/Corvinus University Budapest (Hungary)
  • Majda Seghir |CNAM (France)
  • Leire Aldaz |University of the Basque Country (Spain)


Organising Committee

  • Miriam Høgseth Joakimsen | University of Agder (Norway)
  • Suhendan Adiguzel | TNO (Netherlands)
  • Basak Van Hove | CEPS (Brussels)
  • Veselina Georgieva | CEPS (Brussels)


May 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


University of Agder


University of Agder
Campus Gimlemoen
Agder, Kristiansand 4604 Norway
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