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First conference on New Research and Policy Perspectives on Inequality and Poverty


Monday 29 Apr 2024
From 8:30AM To 5:35PM



This event, organized by Raquel Fonseca (ESG UQAM, CREEi, CIREQ & CIRANO) and Markus Poschke (McGill University, CIREQ & CIRANO), included a unique blend of cutting-edge policy and academic perspectives, aiming to shed light on one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Nine presentations covered a wide range of topics related to inequality and poverty, including empirical, theoretical, and quantitative approaches.

The conference concluded with an round table which has brought together experts and participants to engage in a comprehensive dialogue and explore potential solutions.

This event was held in English.

Ablay, Mahmut
Ph.D. candidate, McGill University
Aitken, Andrew
Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Alves, Felipe
Senior Economist, Bank of Canada
Audoly, Richard
Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Bello, Abdel-Hamid
Ph.D. candidate, Université Laval
Connolly, Marie
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University
Duque, Valentina
Assistant Professor, American University
El Khoudri, Hajar
Student (Ph.D.), Université Laval
Foerster, Hanno
Assistant Professor, Boston College
Fonseca, Raquel
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Ph.D, Economics, University of Louvain
Lacroix, Guy
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Full Professor, Université Laval
Ph.D., Economics, Université Laval
Poschke, Markus
CIRANO Researcher and Fellow
Associate Professor, McGill University
Ph.D., Economics, European University Institute
Price, David
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Reis, Hugo
Research Economist, Bank of Portugal
Rella, Giacomo
Postdoctoral Researcher, ESG-UQAM
Silva, Joana
Senior Economist, The World Bank
Vasey, Gabrielle
Assistant Professor, Concordia University
Yang, Frank
Student (Ph.D.), McGill University


8:15 - 8:30
Welcome and breakfast
8:30 - 8:35
Welcoming words
8:35 - 9:15
Fighting Inequality: What’s new?
Joana Silva
9:15 - 9:55
The Effects of Public Housing on Children: Evidence from a National Experiment in Colombia
Valentina Duque
9:55 - 10:35
The Effects of Layoffs on Opioid Use and Abuse
David Price
10:35 - 10:50
Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:30
Responses to Negative Information: Insights from Grade Repetition
Gabrielle Vasey
11:30 - 12:10
The Colocation Friction: Dual-Earner Job Search and Labor Market Outcomes
Hanno Foerster
12:10 - 13:10
Lunch & Doctoral/Post-doctoral students’ posters
Hajar El Khoudri, Abdel-Hamid Bello, Giacomo Rella, Frank Yang, Mahmut Ablay
13:10 - 13:50
Ageing and employment policies: key challenges, lessons and good practices
Andrew Aitken
13:50 - 14:30
Parental Investments and Socio-Economic Gradients in Learning across European Countries
Hugo Reis
14:30 - 14:45
Coffee break
14:45 - 15:25
Some Like It Hot: Monetary Policy Under Okun’s Hypothesis
Felipe Alves
15:25 - 16:05
The Life Cycle Dynamics of Wealth Mobility
Richard Audoly
16:05 - 16:20
Break Time
16:20 - 17:35
Round Table - Exploring the Various Facets of Inequality
Marie Connolly, Joana Silva, Andrew Aitken, Guy Lacroix
17:35 - 21:30
Conference dinner (on invitation only)


1130 Rue Sherbrooke O #1400, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada