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In_equality Conference 2024

10-12 April 2024

Bodenseeforum Konstanz & online

Welcome to the In_equality Conference 2024, where we aim to build on the success of our previous conference in 2022 at the stunning Lake Constance. As an international and interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, we are excited to meet new speakers and participants and to reconnect with familiar faces to foster insightful discussions.

Concerns about inequality continue to dominate academic and public debates in the face of significant societal changes, such as rapid technological change, globalisation, climate change, the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the consequences of the war in Ukraine. At this conference, we are particularly interested in exploring the political causes and consequences of inequality across different dimensions and empirical domains. For instance, how do individuals perceive different inequalities, and what consequences do these perceptions have for preference formation and political participation? How and to what extent do inequality-related grievances trigger political mobilisation and the rise of new social movements? And, finally, how do public demands influence and affect policy-makers’ responsiveness, and what effect do policies havenon structural inequalities? The invited contributions address these and related questions from all areas of inequality research.

Our three-day program will feature 27 interdisciplinary panels covering various topics from gender, ethnicity, wealth, and educational inequality to language, questions concerning the welfare state, debt, and austerity and climate change. The “Satellite Programme I-V” will supplement the scientific contributions with roundtables on knowledge transfer, open science or global south, or topic related to special issues of our cooperating partner institutions.

Join us at the In_equality Conference 2024 and participate in global inequality research.

Climate-neutral Conference


  • Full Price 130 €

    participation on site in Konstanz - closed

  • Reduced Price 60 €


  • Online Participation 0 €

    online only


Learn more about the keynote speakers at In_equality Conference 2024:

Our program consists of 27 panels totaling 88 talks, as well as two invited panels and three roundtables. Learn more about our conference speakers below.

Eduard Storm

RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Germany.

Lisa Walter

Deutsches Zentrum für Integrations- & Migrationsforschung (DeZIM), Germany

Melanie Arntz

Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim, Germany,
University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Theresa Neef

The German Institude for Economic Research, DIW Berlin, Germany

Timo Schnepf

Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Germany

Program 2024

The full program may be downloaded (PDF) here.

We are happy to present you fine presentations, workshops and keynotes with leading scientists of inequality research and an exciting supporting program around Constance over three days.