I've previously mentioned the list of speakers, but I now also have the list of papers. (Indeed, I also now have the papers, which I can send to interested parties, although we'll also be posting most of them online and sending all of them to our email distribution list.) It's as follows:
October 24 – Robert Frank, Cornell University. 5 short pieces: (1) Why Has Inequality Been Growing?, (2) Why Luck Matters More Than You Might Think, (3) Does Inequality Matter?, (4) Why have weddings and houses gotten so ridiculously expensive? Blame inequality, and (5) The Progressive Consumption Tax. Guest commentator: K. Anthony Appiah, NYU Philosophy Department.
October 31 – Kate Pickett, Department of Health Sciences, University of York. (1) Income Inequality and Health: A Causal Review; (2) The Enemy Between Us: The Psychological and Social Costs of Inequality (both co-authored by Richard Wilkinson).
November 7 – Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University Economics Department. Support for Redistribution in an Age of Rising Inequality: New Stylized Facts and Some Tentative Explanations (coauthored by Vivekinan Ashok and Ebonya Washington).
November 14 – Alan Viard, American Enterprise Institute. Progressive Consumption Taxation: The X Tax Revisited (chapters 1-3) (coauthored by Robert Carroll)
November 21 – Daniel Shaviro, NYU Law School. The Mapmaker’s Dilemma in Evaluating High-End Inequality. Guest commentator: Liam Murphy, NYU Law School.
November 28 – Adair Morse, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Trickle-Down Consumption (coauthored by Marianne Bertrand).
December 5 – Daniel Markovits, Yale Law School. Meritocracy and Its Discontents.