Macro-level changes can have substantial effects on the distribution of resources at the individual and household levels. This is becoming starkly evident following the onset of the current severe global economic downturn. Identification of appropriate policy responses that aim at supporting vulnerable groups are hampered by how little is known about the likely distribution of changes in (un)employment and market income. There are a range of possible techniques to assess how changes in macro variables “feed through” to individual households. An important contribution of this technical workshop is to clarify the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches and work towards a set of commonly-agreed principles.
Tindara Addabbo (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) Anthony B. Atkinson (Nuffield College) Olivier Bargain (University College Dublin) Lutz Bellmann (IAB, Nürnberg) Richard Berthoud (University of Essex) David G. Blanchflower (Dartmouth College) Francois Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics) Tim Callan (ESRI) Francesco D'Amuri (Bank of Italy and ISER) Mathias Dolls (University of Cologne and IZA) Michael Feil (IAB, Nürnberg) Rosa Maria Fernandez (Universidad de Granada) Francesco Figari (ISER) Clemens Fuest (University of Oxford) Hans-Dieter Gerner (IAB, Nürnberg) Nicolas Herault (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research) Herwig Immervoll (OECD) John P. Martin (OECD) Bruce Meyer (University of Chicago) Brian Nolan (University College Dublin) Cathal O'Donoghue (Teagasc Rural Economy Research Centre) Andreas Peichl (IZA) Stefano Scarpetta (OECD Paris) Sebastian Siegloch (IZA) Holly Sutherland (ISER) Yelena Takhtamanova (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco) Jeffrey Thompson (University of Massachusetts Amherst)