Monday, October 17, 2016

NYU Colloquium on High-End Inequality - starting next Monday (October 24)!

Long-planned but finally approaching, our half-semester NYU Law School Colloquium on High-End Inequality is finally starting next Monday.  Robert Frank of Cornell University and I will be the co-convenors.  Sessions will meet at the main NYU Law School building, Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South) from 4:10 to 6 pm.  A small group will go to dinner after each session; those who wish to go to a particular dinner (subject to space availability) should get in touch with us.

The sessions are open to the public.  Papers should shortly become available online, but in any event we'll be sending them out in weekly emails to all who ask to be put on the email distribution list.

The schedule is 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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