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The International Centre for Economic Analysis (ICEA) invites papers for a virtual conference HAPPINESS AND AGE in the After the Pandemic conference series.

The pandemic has had far-reaching and often very detrimental effects on national and individual well-being, extending well beyond the direct effects of COVID-19. The conference will focus on the effects of the pandemic, both contemporaneous and long-term, on well-being, mental health and related issues. 

We invite papers related to the general theme of the conference, in all fields, including economics, psychology, sociology and medical fields.


The call for papers, with details, is here

PAPER SUBMISSION: to submit a paper go to https://form.jotform.com/212395097695267, or to our website, https://ICEAnet.org 

Authors should submit an extended abstract of up to 300 words. For papers in economics and finance, please include JEL classification codes for the paper as well as keywords. Complete papers may be submitted but the extended abstract is required. In case of more than one author, the name of presenter should be underlined.

The conference is open to both presenters and non-presenters. Registration is required.


Submission deadline: October 8, 2021
Acceptance decision: October 15, 2021
Registration (required): by October 20, 2021

Conference dates: October 29-30, 2021


The Happiness and Age conference is the first conference in the After the Pandemic conference series organized by ICEA.


The Covid-19 Pandemic has been a singular event that affected health, economic situation and social cohesion around the world. The conference series is devoted to analyzing various aspects of the pandemic and their long-term consequences. 

The schedule of conferences in the Fall of 2021, with keynote speakers and dates, is:

  • HAPPINESS AND AGE. Keynote speaker: David Blanchflower, Dartmouth (Oct 29-30)
  • INEQUALITY. Keynote speaker: Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia (Nov 5-6)
  • PUBLIC POLICY LESSONS. Keynote speaker: Judith A. Chevalier, Yale (Nov 12-13) 
  • WORKING FROM HOME. Keynote speaker: Nicholas Bloom, Stanford (Nov 17-18)
  • PUBLIC HEALTH. Keynote speaker: Alan Whiteside, Wilfrid Laurier (Dec 3-4) 
  • GENDER INEQUALITY. Keynote speaker: Stefania Albanesi, Pittsburgh (Dec 10-11)

The preliminary schedule of conferences in Winter 2022, with keynote speakers and dates, is:

  • INFLATION. Keynote speaker: Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Berkeley (Jan 29-30)
  • TAXATION. Keynote speaker: Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard (Feb 5-6)
  • FUTURE OF WORK. Keynote speaker: David Autor, MIT (TBA)
  • THE RESILIENT SOCIETY. Keynote speaker: Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton (TBA)

Please go to our website for calls for papers and details on submission and registration for the upcoming conferences.



The International Centre for Economic Analysis (ICEA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of research in economics and other social sciences, with chapters in Canada, at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario; in Poland, at the University of Warsaw and in Italy, at the University of Siena. The centre was called the Research Centre for Economic Analysis until September 2021.

ICEA envisions to become a network of academics and policymakers who collaborate to apply cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research relevant to economic policy. The centre welcomes diverse views on how to realize this goal. ICEA sponsors high quality research linkages in both interdisciplinary and international dimensions. We encourage long-term affiliation with the centre, and we especially encourage the participation of graduate students and recent PhDs.

ICEA is directed by the Board. Members of the Board have extensive experience with organizing conferences. Past speakers at these conferences included, among others, Philippe Aghion, Larry Ball, Steve Cecchetti, Steven Davis, Janice Eberly, Emmanuel Farhi, Jordi Gali, John Haltiwanger, Elhanan Helpman, Peter Howitt, Charles Jones, Larry Karp, Josh Lerner, Enrique Mendoza, Emi Nakamura, James Robinson, Barbara Rossi, Rick van der Ploeg, John Van Reenen and Joseph Zeira.

Information about ICEA can be found at https://ICEAnet.org/


Review of Economic Analysis (REA) http://RofEA.org, the official journal of ICEA, is planning to publish special issue(s) from the series. The journal is open access, ABDC-ranked, peer-reviewed quarterly publication. ICEA aims to promote its further development as a top open access, general interest journal in the profession. REA is in its 13th year and is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The papers submitted to the special issue will go through the usual refereeing process. REA charges no submission or publication fees.


Conferences; paper submission, conference registration: secretary@ICEAnet.org
Review of Economic Analysis: editor@RofEA.org

Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny, Chair (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Elettra Agliardi (University of Bologna, Italy), Thomas Barbiero (Ryerson University, Canada), Wing Chan (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Ciro Gennaro Corvese (University of Sienna, Italy), Livio DiMatteo (Lakehead University, Canada), Jan Michalek (University of Warsaw, Poland), Stephen Snudden (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph, Canada), Dimitrios Thomakos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece): Joanna Tyrowicz (University of Warsaw and GRAPE, Poland), Wendy Wu (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada).

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