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, July 25, 2024 5:30 PM ET
One Day One
On Day One: An Economic Contingency Plan For A Taiwan Crisis
The China's Global Sharp Power Project at the Hoover Institution hosts the launch of On Day One: An Economic Contingency Plan for a Taiwan Crisis on… Hoover Institution in DC
Thursday, August 8, 2024 4:30 PM PT
cover of book by Heath Hardage Lee "The Mysterious Mrs. Nixon"
The Un-Presidented Speaker Series: Heath Hardage Lee
Historian, biographer, and curator Heath Hardage Lee will present on The Mysterious Mrs. Nixon: Washington’s Most Private First Lady Revealed at the… Shultz Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Monday, August 12, 2024 4:30 PM PT
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Book Talk: "To The Success of Our Hopeless Cause" by Benjamin Nathans
Join the Hoover History Lab and Hoover Institution Library & Archives for a special hybrid event with Benjamin Nathans, introduced by Stephen… Shultz Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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