Conference: Educational Inequality – Mechanisms and Institutions

5 and 6 July 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

With this academic conference, AMCIS aims to bring together researchers working on educational inequalities by socioeconomic background, ethnic background and/or gender, from various disciplines, including sociology, economics, political science and educational sciences. This can include studies that focus on mechanisms that explain how inequalities are created (e.g. in families, or in schools), and studies that focus on emergence or effects of institutional arrangements in educational systems.


Marius Busemeyer, University of Konstanz
Michelle Jackson, Stanford University
Ludger Wößmann, University of Munich

Programme and Location

The conference will take place at CREA, the cultural student center of the University of Amsterdam (Nieuwe Achtergracht 170).

Conference Programme

Call for papers

The application process for presentation at the conference is closed.


The registration process for the conference is closed.

Conference organizing team

The conference is organized by a research team led by Prof. Herman van de Werfhorst at the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies at the University of Amsterdam. The team aims to integrate studies on mechanisms with studies on institutional effects on inequality

Conference organizing team: Herman van de Werfhorst, Nigel Kragten, Andrea Forster, Lotte Scheeren, Sara Geven, Anatolia Batruch.