Carnegie Mellon University

Call for Papers: Carnegie Rochester NYU Conference on Public Policy

Economic Access and Mobility: Enhancing Opportunity in the 21st Century


The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for a conference on “Economic Access and Mobility: Enhancing Opportunity in the 21st Century."

The conference will be held at Carnegie Mellon University on November 12-13, 2021. Accepted papers and comments will be published in the July 2022 issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Removing impediments to economic mobility and ensuring fair access to economic opportunities is a central concern for citizens and policymakers. This conference seeks proposals that analyze the causes, consequences, and policy implications of barriers to mobility across the income and wealth distribution. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. The extent and implications of disparities in access to financial and banking markets.
  2. The role of land use regulation in restricting spatial mobility.
  3. The potential for mobility enhancing reform of local public finance and goods provision.
  4. Policy responses to racial income or wealth gaps.
  5. Promotion of mobility through educational policy and practice.
  6. Mitigation of barriers to transition from occupations and skills that are declining to those that are rising.

The editors invite detailed abstracts describing the proposed research paper. If a preliminary version of the paper is available, authors are encouraged to submit it with their abstract. Proposals should be submitted through Conference Maker. All proposals should arrive no later than Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

The editors, in collaboration with the Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Advisory Board, will make the final selection of papers to be included in the Conference. Authors will be notified by April 23, 2021, if their paper has been selected. Submitted papers should represent original research not previously published. Inclusion in a working paper series such as that of the National Bureau of Economic Research or prior presentation at seminars or conferences is permitted. Since accepted papers are intended for journal publication, authors will not be able to publish or reprint the work without the permission of the editors and publisher. Please note that the editors will contact authors only if their paper is accepted.