Veiling among Muslim women is modeled as a commitment mechanism that limits temptation to deviate from religious norms of behavior.
Dec 14, 2017
The World Economic Roundtable seeks to help the business, investment, and policy communities understand ongoing changes in the world economy and to promote a discussion of ideas that can advance the goal of a widely shared global prosperity.
Oct 22, 2017 | 03:30
The Role These Factors Play in Shaping Economic Knowledge and Behavior
Growing income inequality is threatening the American middle class, and the middle class is vanishing before our eyes. We are still one country, but the stretch of incomes is fraying the unity of our nation.
Oct 21, 2017 | 05:00
“Dual Economy” models were developed to explain growth in the developing world. Now they appear necessary to comprehend the high income trap that afflicts the world’s most developed economies.
May 19, 2017
Demand, Secular Stagnation and the Vanishing Middle-Class
Working Paper Series
This paper presents a model of mass incarceration in the United States, which has the largest proportion of its population imprisoned among advanced countries.
May 3, 2017
Professor Dutt discusses how group identity is key to addressing inequality and how inequality can disrupt group identity.
Apr 4, 2017
The “War on Poverty,” and the impact of public policy
Feb 20, 2017
Stanford economic historian Professor Gavin Wright, addressing the Institute’s conference on the economics of race, argues that the conditions facing the children of the great migration from the South are very different to the conditions for the children of those who stayed behind.
Feb 3, 2017
Professor Tchen explores the many layers of “otherness” at work in America’s political economy
Jan 30, 2017
Professor Temin sees the US economy as bifurcated along lines analogous to the situation described in developing world economies by W. Arthur Lewis.
Jan 6, 2017
Presented by Professor Dan O’Flaherty at the Institute’s conference on the economics of race in Detroit on 11 November, 2016
Jan 5, 2017
Riots, lynchings and other forms of violence dramatically disproportionate impact on the lives and prospects of African inventors. That’s just one indicator, says Professor Lisa Cook, of the profound impact of racial violence on the economic structure
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