Economists’ infamous failure at predicting the recent financial crisis has brought new impetus to studies on diversity in the economics profession. Such studies have underlined how diversity plays a prominent role in enriching economic analyses.
Jun 14–Feb 23, 2017
May 17, 2017
How austerity policies and microfinance can bankrupt rather than empower women. Professor Girón discusses why microfinance cannot replace development banks.
May 3, 2017
Professor Dutt discusses how group identity is key to addressing inequality and how inequality can disrupt group identity.
YSI @ ATGENDER
Participate in a conference session organized by YSI Gender and Economics Working Group
Apr 19–20, 2017
The YSI Working group on Gender and Economics invites young scholars to partake in their session at the ATGENDER spring conference
Apr 4, 2017
The “War on Poverty,” and the impact of public policy
Mar 22, 2017
Pursuing equality while growing the economy requires reframing social spending as a form of investment.
Mar 8, 2017
To mark International Women’s Day, Neva Goodwin argues that the crisis of income insecurity and longstanding gender inequality require a form of universal basic income that recognizes and rewards the value of household labor
Jan 1, 2017
Extract from the keynote speech by the Rev. Dr. William Barber III at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference on race and economics in Detroit on November 11
Dec 30, 2016
Professor Marlene Kim provided a riveting picture, via her personal family history of the exploitation of the Asian-American working-class in California. She challenged the invisibility of Asian-Americans in discussions of race in America, and also focused on the double burden of discrimination borne by women of color.
Dec 29, 2016
Notes from the Institute’s Director of Research on some significant papers and contributions produced in 2016 under the INET rubric
Dec 8, 2016
The Institute for New Economic Thinking’s recent Detroit event on race and economics noted both the structural impediments faced by African-Americans, and the impressive gains made in some communities despite those headwinds
Nov 9, 2016
Prof. Marlene Kim says her research has revealed that African-American women face triple penalties from race and gender bias, and the combination of those two
Nov 8, 2016
Getting rid of barriers to economic security is possible with the right policies at the right time.
Oct 21, 2016
Improvements in data collection create potential for better outcomes for the LGBT community.