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Call for Papers: “Economic and Social Context of Domestic Violence”

The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) together with the Centre for Economic Analysis (CenEA) and the FREE Network, invite academic contributions focusing on the economic and social context of domestic violence.

Call for Papers

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the academic and policy interest in the causes and consequences of domestic violence. With this in mind, SITE, CenEA and FREE Network will host a conference on 7 March 2022 entitled Economic and Social context of Domestic Violence.

Both applied and theoretical contributions are welcome by the submission of extended abstracts (1-2 pages).  Selected authors will have approximately 20 minutes for their presentations. Online submission is open via site@hhs.se. For applications please use the subject: Call for papers submission: Economic and social context of domestic violence. Download the Call for Papers announcement in pdf-version <here>.

The deadline for applications is 15 February 2022. Notifications are expected by 20 February 2022.


Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the spring of 2020, media outlets around the world have reported increases in domestic violence. United Nations secretary-general António Guterres has even referred to it as a “shadow pandemic”. Besides news outlets, academic researchers have also taken an interest in the issue, which is crucial to draw the right conclusions from the patterns visible in the statistics.

But more rigorous statistical analysis is needed for understanding not only the scale of domestic violence during the pandemic but also the broader socio-economic reasons which are behind this phenomenon in regular times, how it is perceived and what types of policies and regulations can be employed to limit it.

The conference organised on 7 March 2022, will combine presentations of academic papers and contributions from policy makers and interest groups. The keynote lecturer will be Professor Bilge Erten (Northeastern University) and the conference is planned as a hybrid event with several sessions held at the Stockholm School of Economics and the entire program streamed online.

The event is organised as part of the Forum for Research on Gender Economics (FROGEE) supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).


The full program and conference registration page will open in the following weeks.