CORA 2022 - Conference on Robots and Automation

This first conference on the economic impact of robots and automation will take place ­on October 13/14, 2022, at ­­Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in cooperation with the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). This conference aims to establish a platform for all economists working in the quickly growing field of robots, automation, and artificial intelligence. We also wish to provide a forum for discussion between data users and the main data provider in this field.

A keynote speech will be held by Philippe Aghion (College de France, Harvard, and LSE).

Researchers from all fields of economics are invited to present new research results and discuss possible directions for future research activities. We welcome the submission of papers with an empirical, theoretical, and/or policy orientation focusing on micro- or macroeconomic aspects of robots, automation, and artificial intelligence.

Conference Program

The conference will take place in presence on Campus Westend. Please find details for the program here.


Submission and Registration

Please submit (in pdf format) an extended abstract of your paper (approx. 800 words) or the complete paper along with a cover letter including paper title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation as well as the email address of the presenting author to cora[at]wiwi.uni-frankfurt[dot]de.

Submission deadline is June 1st, 2022. Accepted authors will be notified by July 1st, and completed papers are expected no later than September 1st, 2022.

Registration for participation for presenting attendees is September 1st, 2022. By that day, a participation fee of €200 will be due. 

Furthermore, please notice that it is possible to attend the conference without presenting a paper. Enquiries for non-presenting attendees should be sent to cora[at]wiwi.uni-frankfurt[dot]de no later than August 1st, 2022. Non-presenting attendees are subject to the same participation fee as presenting authors.

Please find the Call for Papers as a PDF file here.

Further Details

Registration Details and Fees

By September 1st, a participation fee of €200 will be due. It includes workshop material, food and beverages during the workshop, and a dinner. The conference fee can be paid to the university’s checking account or via paypal (details on request).

IBAN: DE95 5005 0000 0001 0064 10


Account-No.: 1006410

Kontoinhaber: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

References: invoice number

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Location / Campus Map

Please find information on the location here.

Selection Committee

André Jungmittag (EU Joint Research Centre, Seville), Anne Jurkat (Goethe University Frankfurt), Christopher Müller (IFR, Frankfurt), Klaus Prettner (WU Wien) and Ana Abeliansky (WU Wien).

Conference Organization

Rainer Klump, Department of Economic Policy and Quantitative Methods, Faculty of Economics and Business, Goethe University Frankfurt (klump[at]wiwi.uni-frankfurt[dot]de).