Inequality & Distribution
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.
Oct 23, 2019
The University of Chicago’s Raghuram Rajan explains how inequalities in the education system lock in a hereditary hierarchy of success
Sep 3, 2019
A meeting hosted by INET’s Commission on Global Economic Transformation (CGET) and Oxfam Strategic Dialogue at the WEF Africa meeting
Jul 24, 2019
Artificial intelligence promises to make our lives easier. But is the cost losing some of our humanity?
Jul 17, 2019
Economist Marie Mora discusses the deep economic crisis that has afflicted Puerto Rico for years
Jul 10, 2019
When the stock market grows faster than the housing market, the gains of the top 1% outpace those of the middle class
Jun 21, 2019 |
Jun 20, 2019
There is not one opioid crisis in America—there are many. And supply-focused measures won’t stop them.