Call for Papers: Conference on Immiserizing Growth (26-27 May 2017, Toronto, Canada)

In the framework of CPAN’s work on poverty and growth, we are pleased share a call for papers for a conference on Immiserizing Growth which will be held in Toronto on the 26th & 27th of May 2017.

This event will feed into the debate on the relationship between economic growth and poverty alleviation. The literature often recognises a positive correlation between growth and reduction in deprivation in a range of dimensions. However, there is a significant number of cases in which positive economic growth does does not alleviate, or worsens, poverty or other forms of deprivation for an important fraction of the population. These situations are known as Immiserizing Growth episodes. A background paper on the topic, by Paul Shaffer (Trent University, Canada), can be found here Conference co-organizers (along with Shaffer) are Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University) and Richard Sandbrook (University of Toronto).

In order to participate to this conference, you can submit relevant papers which provide theory or evidence on Immiserizing Growth to Paul Shaffer ( before the 31st December 2016. Click here to download the Call for Papers.

More information on this event will be available shortly. 

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