Conference: Inequality and Fairness of Political Reforms - December 8 & 9, 2016

The conference hosted at the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 884) "Political Economy of Reforms" at the University of Mannheim brings together scholars interested in inequality and fairness issues across the disciplines economics, political science, sociology and statistics.

Registration: If you want to participate in the conference, please register here until November 30, 2016.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich): Institutions and Trust – Does Trust Cause Lasting Improvements in Economic Outcomes?
  • Jon A. Krosnick (Stanford University): Studying Political Attitudes as Survey Methodology Transforms
  • David Rueda (University of Oxford): The Demand for Redistribution in Industrialised Democracies: Relative Income, Parochial Altruism and Ethnic Heterogeneity
  • Jeffrey Smith (University of Michigan): Treatment Effect Heterogeneity

The full program can be downloaded here.

Our press release is available here.

Conference venue:

  • All Keynotes: Rittersaal
  • Panel 1: Rittersaal
  • Lunch & Coffee Breaks: Gartensaal
  • Panel 2: EW 154
  • Registration: In front of the Gartensaal



  • Panel 3:
    • 8.12.: EW 145
    • 9.12.: EW 151