Trainings and Events – One

Call for Papers – Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth: New Issues and Findings: On April 28, 2006, the Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network PEGNet will hold a Workshop „Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth: New Issues and Findings” at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany.


The program is being organized by Professor Stephan Klasen of Göttingen University, Professor Rainer Klump of Frankfurt University, Julius Spatz of GTZ, and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The program will consist of a keynote presentation and a round table discussion, as well as 6 parallel sessions with invited and contributed papers (see Program). There will be no published proceedings, but the workshop will be summarized on PEGNet’s homepage.


The Pro-Poor-Growth literature has provided important insights into the relationship between poverty, growth and inequality. We are interested in papers that help policy makers under-stand why poverty persists and how to increase the participation of poor households in growth and accelerate poverty reduction. These include issues related to policies and constraints at the macro, sectoral and micro level as well as methodological issues.


Priority will be given to empirical research or theoretical work with direct empirical applications. We encourage submissions from researchers early in their careers, from PEGNet members and from non-PEGNet affiliates.

Participants will be selected on the basis of papers or abstracts of about 500 words, with a strong preference for papers. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2006. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by the mid of March. Final drafts of the papers will be due at the IfW on March 31. PEGNet will cover € 250,00 of the total travel and hotel expenses for one author per contributed paper at the workshop.

Please email your submissions to in a pdf or Word file. Please indicate ‚PEGNet Workshop, April 2006’ in the subject heading.

You may also send two copies of your abstracts or papers to the following address: Manfred Wiebelt, The Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Duesternbrooker Weg 120, 24105 Kiel, Germany.

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