YSI Inequality Workshop

Hosted at London School of Economics International Inequalities Institute.

Jun 12–14, 2017 Download .ics

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A workshop hosted by the YSI Inequality Working Group (IWG) will take place from 12-13 June at the London School of Economics in collaboration with the International Inequalities Institute (III).

The workshop will be followed by the LSE Annual Inequality Conference on 14 June, which participants may register to (subject to availability). 

We are glad to announce that Professor Paul Segal (King’s College London) and Dr. Alex Teytelboym (University of Oxford) will act as mentors on June 12th. In addition, Dr. Teytelboym will give a talk about Market Design and Inequality. On June 13th Professor Mike Savage will give an introductory talk about the International Inequalities Institute and how to get involved. 

We hope that this platform will help current and future generations of students tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time. We are able to invite 20 students to the workshop. A limited amount of accommodation and travel stipends will be distributed on a competitive basis

About the workshop

Interest in inequality has peaked over the past years and it has spurred a complex web of highly relevant research. During this interactive workshop we will attempt to visualise and disentangle this web. Over the course of two days, participants will share their own work, and also participate collectively in a project that begins to map the main theories, findings, questions and resources in inequality research. Our joint work will eventually be published online and serve as a guide for those who are interested in studying and researching inequality. The student platform will be an extension of our existing online resources.

On the first day of the workshop, participants will present their work in 15 minute presentations. Participants will highlight their research question, theories, resources and findings in inequality research. We kindly ask applicants to address all these points in their abstracts. On the second day one of our members with a consultancy background will help us find creative ways to combine our joint knowledge in an interactive mind mapping session. The final version of the map will be used as a basis for the structure of the student platform.

About the IWG

The Young Scholars Inequality Working Group has over 200 active members globally. Inequality scholars such as Sir Tony Atkinson (Oxford), Branco Milanovic (CUNY, World Bank), Jo Wolff (Oxford) and Jonathan Ostry (IMF) have been involved in our activities, see www.theiwg.org

We welcome undergrads, graduate students, early career researchers as well as practitioners to sign up for the workshop.

We hope to facilitate inequality research for the next generation of young scholars together! For questions please contact: [email protected]

Deadline: April 25th, 2017

Registration for the LSE III conference opens on May 15th.

Special tickets are available for the evening debate with a.o. Nobel Laureate Prof. Amartya Sen. Registrationfor the evening debate opens on June 6th.

To receive updates about the Inequality Working Group and its activities, please register at: ysd.ineteconomics.org/register .