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Understanding Inequality and What to Do About It

Nov 5, 2015 | 8:00 – 9:30 Download .ics

Ida Noyes Hall | The University of Chicago

A panel featuring Thomas Piketty, Kevin Murphy, and Steven Durlauf

This event brings together a panel of three leading economists— Thomas Piketty, Kevin Murphy, and Steven Durlauf—to discuss the sources of the rise in inequality in advanced industrialized countries over the past 40 years, the problems it poses, and effective responses. Nobel laureate James Heckman will moderate the panel and guide the discussion.

To register for the event or view the webcast, visit the Becker Friedman Institute website.

This event is cosponsored by the Becker Friedman Institute, the Harris School of Public Policy, the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group, and the Center for the Economics of Human Development.

Recommended Readings

Blume, L., and S. Durlauf. (2015). ” Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Review Essay.” Journal of Political Economy, 123: 749-777.

Durlauf, S. (2006). ” Groups, Social Influences, and Inequality.” Poverty Traps (pp. 142-175). Princeton., NJ: Princeton University Press.

Heckman, J. (2008). ” Schools, Skills, and Synapses.” Economic Inquiry, 46: 289-324.

Murphy, K., and R. Topel. ” Human Capital Investment, Inequality, and Economic Growth.” Revised March 2015.

Thomas Piketty’s research

Event location

Max Palevsky Cinema
1212 East 59th Street, Chicago

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