Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Forthcoming colloquium on high-end inequality

As I've mentioned in prior blog posts, during the second half of the semester at NYU Law School, economist Robert Frank (generally at Cornell) and I will be co-teaching a Colloquium on High-End Inequality.  The afternoon sessions, with invited speakers, will be held at NYU Law School, 40 Washington Square South (Vanderbilt Hall), Room 202, from 4:10 to 6:00 pm on Mondays from October 24 through December 5.  They're open to the public, although non-NYU people might want to RSVP in advance (details to be available later).  We'll also be going to small-group dinners after the sessions.

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.

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