On Monday 30 November, I’m running a conference at ANU on ‘The Economics of Intergenerational Mobility’. This is an area I’ve been interested in since 2007, when I wrote what I’m pretty sure was the first paper estimating the intergenerational earnings elasticity for Australia.
The six papers span domestic and international, theory and empirics, and various possible drivers of social mobility.
- Daniel Waldenström, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Sweden
Intergenerational Top Income Mobility in Sweden – A Combination of Equal Opportunity and Capitalistic Dynasties (with Anders Björklund and Jesper Roine)
- Xin Meng, Australian National University
Intergenerational Income Mobility in Urban China (with Cathy Gong and Andrew Leigh)
- Guyonne Kalb, University of Melbourne
Intergenerational Correlation of Labour Market Outcomes (with Nicolas Hérault)
- Michael Shields, University of Melbourne
Childhood Economic Conditions and Length of Life: Evidence from the UK Boyd Orr Cohort, 1937–2005 (with Paul Frijters, Timothy Hatton and Richard Martin)
- Buly Cardak, La Trobe University
Intergenerational Earnings Mobility and Ability: Empirical Estimates for the US and Britain (with David Johnston, Vance Martin and Chris Ryan)
- Deborah Cobb-Clark, Australian National University
Cultural Transition and the Intergenerational Correlation in Welfare Receipt (with Juan Barón and Nisvan Erkal)
Since one of the goals of the conference is to foster more research on social mobility, registration is free for academics and full-time students. For everyone else, it’s a very reasonable $195 per person, or $165 if you have four or more people from the same agency (if you have relatives in your organisation, why not all come along?). There are two forms, so download the one that suits you: