Inequality & Distribution
The Future of Work | Are Redistribution Policies Enough?Webinar
moderated by Rana Foroohar with Gordon Hanson and Laura Tyson
Jan 12, 2021
Traditional welfare systems have emphasized the need for redistribution post-production. Are these policies sufficient in the future?
Nov 6–15, 2020
What are the 100 most pertinent economic questions facing our global societ?
The Future of Work | What is Technology? Accelerator, Enabler, or Displacer?Webinar
moderated by Katya Klinova with Long Chen, Anton Korinek and John Van Reenen
Sep 29, 2020
Human societies have always coevolved with technology, but how can we think of technology? Is it an external force outside our control, or do we have a say in its direction, development and deployment?
Debt Talks Episode 2 | Debt, Wealth, and Racial InequalitiesWebinar
moderated by Moritz Schularick with Mehrsa Baradaran, Ashley C. Harrington, Darrick Hamilton and Louise Seamster
Hosted by Private Debt
Sep 15, 2020
Racial inequalities of wealth and income are pervasive. This episode of Debt Talks will feature a conversation with four prominent experts on the persistence of racial inequalities of wealth and income and the role of financial markets in shaping them.
Aug 3, 2020
Mainstream economics ignores historical and structural factors by design
Over and over again, US government policies designed to transfer and create wealth and economic opportunity were restricted to whites by design.
Jun 22, 2020
Do the benefits of new technologies accrue primarily to inventors, early investors, and highly skilled users, or to society more widely as their adoption generates employment growth?
Rising inequality has focused attention on the benefits of new technologies. Do these accrue primarily to inventors, early investors, and highly skilled users, or to society more widely as their adoption generates employment growth?
Jun 10, 2020
What counts as work and what doesn’t?
May 7, 2020
A look at the American household debt boom
Working Paper Series
Increased borrowing by middle-class families with low income growth played a central role in rising indebtedness
Research & Policy Workshops
IMPORTANT: Due to growing concerns around the coronavirus, the INET Conference, as well as these workshops will be postponed.
Apr 13–15, 2020
IMPORTANT: Due to growing concerns around the coronavirus, the INET Conference, as well as these workshops will be postponed. Applicants will soon be provided further information.
Mar 4, 2020
Trevon Logan discusses the impact of structural racism in health and economics
Jan 29, 2020
Inequality, in many ways, may be the biggest question of our times. And yet it is a topic that is still underexplored in conventional economics curricula.
Reconstituting capitalism and revitalizing the liberal international order will require revisiting first principles of Western political economy, rebalancing the emphasis it places on broad living standards as opposed to national income. The 2020 US presidential campaign has begun to do just that.