Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality
The Stone Center conducts and promotes quantitative research using inequality as a lens on society, the economy and politics. The faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and students working within the Center share a commitment to scholarship that is data-driven, interdisciplinary, oriented toward policy and institutional change, and that addresses questions about inequality throughout the world..
Our core functions:
- Researching the causes, nature, and consequences of socio-economic inequality, with a goal of expanding research on wealth concentration at the top;
- Training and teaching new inequality scholars at the Graduate Center, CUNY, across a number of academic disciplines;
- Participating in discussions and debates on inequality through public programs and collaboration with journalists; and
- Housing the US Office of LIS, the cross-national data center based in Luxembourg.
The Center was created in 2016 with a generous gift from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation.
Feb 16, 2022
With a doctorate, Daniela Adriana Tagtachian plans to fight for members of marginalized communities who face unfair laws and the threat of being displaced from their neighborhoods.
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Feb 25, 2021
$9.5 Million Gift to The Graduate Center, CUNY Significantly Advances Research on Income and Wealth Inequality
The latest gift from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation brings the foundation’s total support for The Graduate Center’s Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality to $14.36 million, and will help the prominent research center prepare more early-career scholars
Jan 28, 2020
The distinguished professor, Nobel laureate, and Times columnist has a new book. He shares his writing tips and his predictions.
Nov 5, 2019
Professor Branko Milanovic looks at why capitalism now reigns supreme and what that means for inequality, democracy, and morality in his new book, Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World.
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