Friday, July 08, 2016

A new NYU colloquium

This fall, during the second half of the semester (on Mondays from October 24 through December 5, from 4:10 to 6 pm), I will be participating in a brand-new NYU colloquium, entitled the Colloquium on High-End Inequality.  My co-teacher will be Robert H. Frank, the eminent economist who is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management, and a Professor of Economics, at Cornell University.  Frank is well-known for his work addressing positional externalities and rising high-end wealth concentration, among other topics.

The structure will be just like of that of the tax policy colloquia that I have been doing for more than twenty years, except for its being in the fall semester and just over its last seven weeks.  Thus, we'll have an interdisciplinary approach, a weekly paper and author, a morning session with just the students (although authors are invited to this), and an afternoon session with the author and students that is open to the public, followed by a small-group dinner,  I am hoping that a wide range of people in the New York area who are interested in high-end inequality will come to the afternoon sessions.

Here is our schedule.  Titles not in quotes indicate that we know the topic, but not necessarily the identity of the particular paper.

October 24 – Robert Frank, Cornell University.  Either “Falling Behind” or “Success and Luck.”
October 31 – Kate Pickett, Department of Health Sciences, University of York.  Issues in health and inequality.  [Pickett is the co-author, with Richard G. Wilkinson, of "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger."]
November 7 – Daniel Shaviro, NYU Law School.  “The Mapmaker’s Dilemma in Evaluating High-End Inequality.”
November 14 – Alan Viard, American Enterprise Institute.  Progressive consumption taxation.  {Viard is the co-author, with Robert Carroll, of "Progressive Consumption Taxation: The X-Tax Revisited."]
November 21 – Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University Economics Department.  “Support for Redistribution in an Age of Rising Inequality: New Stylized Facts and Some Tentative Explanations.”
November 28 – Adair Morse, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.  “Trickle-Down Consumption.”
December 5 – Daniel Markovits, Yale Law School.  “Meritocracy and Its Discontents.”


Stuart Levine said...

Dan--Will the papers be distributed beyond the confines of the University.

Daniel Shaviro said...

They go to everyone we put on our email distribution list.

Hamilton Nolan said...

Can you tell me how to get on the list to attend the Frank lecture that's open to the public? Thanks.

Daniel Shaviro said...

Send me an email (my email address can easily be found on the web via my NYU affiliation).

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