Nordic Centre of Excellence:
  Reassessing the Nordic
  Welfare Model

  Contact information
  Bjørn Hvinden

  Deputy Leader:
  Viggo Nordvik

  Mi Ah Schøyen


REASSESS Conference on income distribution

Some of the leading researchers in the field of income distribution and income inequality will participate at the conference in Asker, Norway, 27-28 April 2010. Registration deadline is 15 April.

International conference on income distribution:
Income inequality in the Nordic and other countries compared - the role of welfare states and the distribution of earnings.

Income distribution and income inequality are central issues for welfare states. To a large extent, welfare policies are concerned with alleviating the effects on individuals of being in the lower end of the income scale. Recently there has been a discussion in the research community on whether income inequality is increasing, and if so; what are the causes and consequences of this change. To contribute to the debate, the Nordic Centre of Excellence "Reassessing the Nordic Welfare Model" arranges a conference with some of the leading European researchers in the field.

Speakers at the conference:

  • Hilde Bojer: What does economic equality mean?
  • Anthony Atkinson: Top incomes over the long run of history
  • Bea Cantillion: Ageing, income distribution and social cohesion
  • Istvàn Toth: European inequalities
  • Johan Fritzell: Income inequality and health

After the plenaries we will organize a paper session. For those who would like present a paper at the conference; please send an abstract before 1 March. Feedback regarding acceptance will be given before 15 March. Deadline for submission of full paper is 15 April. Papers should be submitted to Tale Hellevik at NOVA:

Hotel Scandic, Asker outside Oslo, Norway
The hotel is very close to the Airport Express Train station (

12.00 Tuesday April 27th 2010 - 16.00 Wednesday April 28th 2010

There will be no conference fee. The conference will include two lunches and a dinner on April 27th. A limited number of grants for travel and accommodation will be available.

Registration deadline for the conference is April 15th 2010. Please register here:

We have reserved a number of hotel rooms at Hotel Scandic for conference participants until April 1st (after this date there may still be available rooms, but not reserved particularly for the conference). To book one of the reserved rooms, please contact Mette Bentsen (Scandic Hotel Asker) by phone (+47 23 15 54 23) or by e-mail ( and give reservation code NOV270410.

For more information contact Tale Hellevik: +47 22 54 12 00 (

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