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Inequality


What are economists talking about when they talk about inequality? And why is inequality even relevant to economics? The Inequality Working Group hosts debates, workshops, and presentations addressing both philosophical and technical aspects of the link between inequality and economics.

The Inequality Working Group hosts formal and informal debates, discussions, workshops, and presentations addressing both philosophical and technical aspects of the link between inequality and economics.

What are economists talking about when they talk about inequality? And why is inequality even relevant to economics? Are economists strictly limited to talking about income and wealth inequality or is there room for economists to debate the link between economic inequality, inequality of opportunity, gender inequality, racial inequality, political inequality, and a whole range of other types of social inequities? When it comes to methodology, what are the best available data sets and methods for analyzing inequality in economics? These are just some of the questions we have tackled thus far.

The Inequality Working Group aims to facilitate as much discussion around the broad topic of inequality and assist students who are conducting research in this subfield. Our group consists of doctorate, masters, and undergraduate students and partners with local student groups across the globe. Please get in touch if you would like to host events in your home city or town, co-host events online or simply join our network.

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