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Inequality Seminar Series

The Stone Center hosts a seminar series focused on inequality. The purpose of this series is to give researchers opportunities to present new work to relatively small audiences – in the range of 20 to 30 persons – to enable intensive discussion and feedback.  If you wish to be on the mailing list for this seminar series, sign up here.

Join us for a seminar and discussion with Nishant Yonzan on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 3pm-4:30pm at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Nishant Yonzan is PhD candidate in Economics at the CUNY Graduate Center and a researcher at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.  His presentation will focus on Assortative Mating over Labor Income and its implication on Income Inequality: A US perspective 1960-2017.

RSVP to Veronica Ordaz at vordaz[at]

During academic year 2017-18, we hosted four seminars:

In May, Deirdre Bloome, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Affiliate of the Population Studies Center and the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, presented “Educational Inequalities, Educational Expansion, and Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States.”

In March, Guido Alfani, Associate Professor of Economic History at Bocconi University, Milan, joined us for a seminar on "Economic Inequality in Preindustrial Societies: the Republic of Venice and Europe, ca. 1300-1800". 

In late November, Olle Hammar, a PhD student at the Department of Economics at Uppsala University and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, presented "Global Earning Inequality, 1970-2015". 

In early November, Jeffrey Zax, professor in labor economics, public economics, and urban economics at the University of Colorado Boulder, joined us for a seminar on "Interregional Inequality in Urban China".