The International Centre for Economic Analysis (ICEA) invites papers to be considered for a conference on Pandemics, Labour Markets and Inflation.
We invite papers related to the analysis of the post-pandemic developments in labour markets and inflation, lessons learned and policy responses, as well as papers related to the general topic of the conference.
The conference will take place at the Certosa di Pontignano, the conference centre of the University of Siena, Italy, June 30-July 1 2023. The Certosa is located about 10km from Siena.
The COVID-19 pandemic had far-reaching effects on labour markets and on inflation. It increased withdrawals from the labour market, despite uncertain economic conditions, in particular for older workers, in two-worker families and among people affected by long-covid. In many countries, the rate of unemployment fell to record lows. The pandemic disorganized international supply chains, increasing costs of production and transportation. These developments, exacerbated by the invasion of Ukraine and its effects on energy and food markets, led to inflation rate reaching the highest levels since 1980s. With even core inflation far exceeding targets, and low unemployment leading to faster wage growth, anti-inflationary policy of central banks is likely to lead several countries into a recession this year.
The conference is open to both presenters and non-presenters. Registration is required.
The conference will take place at the Certosa di Pontignano, the conference centre of the University of Siena, Italy, June 30-July 1 2023. The Certosa is located about 10km from Siena, in a beautiful Tuscan countryside.
The conference can be combined with the "Palio di Siena," which will take place on July 2. Palio di Siena is the most famous Italian horse race, run since 1633 in piazza del Campo, Siena’s main medieval square.
Laurence M. Ball (Johns Hopkins University, NBER and ICEA)
Stephen G. Cecchetti (Brandeis International Business School, NBER, CEPR and ICEA)
Authors should submit an extended abstract of up to 300 words. Please include JEL classification codes for the paper as well as keywords. Complete papers may be submitted but the extended abstract is required. In case of more than one author, the name of presenter should be underlined. The link to paper submission is here.
Proposals for sessions consisting of three or four papers are particularly welcome. If you are interested in submitting a session, please send the session topic, author names, titles and abstracts, as well as the name of the conference, to secretary@ICEAnet.org
Submission deadline: March 10, 2023
Acceptance decision: March 17, 2023
Registration (required): by March 30, 2023
Conference dates: June 30-July 1, 2023
Students: € 100
ICEA Fellows (except Distinguished Fellows): €200
Others: € 300
Late registration: €400
Late registration will be applied to all registrations received after April 30, 2023.
Thomas Barbiero (Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada; formerly Ryerson University, and ICEA)
Ciro Corvese (University of Siena, Italy and ICEA)
Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada and ICEA)
Certosa di Pontignano
53019 Siena , Italy