Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality

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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.

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Recent News

Nov 5, 2019

To Predict the Future, He Follows the Money

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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Addressing Economic, Political, and Social Inequalities

Focus Areas

The Stone Center is focused on building and sharing knowledge about the causes, nature, and consequences of socio-economic inequality.

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Our Scholars

Our team is made up of faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and other researchers.

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