This conference was in memory of Gary Becker and explores various measures of inequality and pose the question whether or not it is increasing. In exploring this question and examining policy implications, presenters drew, where possible, on research on human capital and intergenerational mobility. Presenters addressed the key policy question of what to do, with particular attention during the discussion to those at the bottom of the income distribution and the overall effects on economic growth.  For more information, see the web story covering the event.



Attendance to this conference is by invitation-only and closed to the public.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Veterans helping the community
How Veterans’ Service Abroad Creates Responsibility at Home
A Post-9/11 Veteran Town Hall Discussion with veterans Jason Galui, Colin Frances Jackson, and Felicia Pinckney and Veteran Fellowship Program Fellow… Chelmsford, MA
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Benevolent Billionaires? Evaluating the Influence of Wealthy Owners on Local News | Using Text As Data In Policy Analysis
Our 24th workshop features a conversation with Michelle Torres on “Benevolent Billionaires? Evaluating the Influence of Wealthy Owners on Local News… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Thursday, March 14, 2024
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Public Pensions: Past, Present, and Future
This conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss some of the challenges related to public-employee retirement policies in… Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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