The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group and FAIR are delighted to announce their Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality Bergen (SSSI 2022) over 5 days, under the direction of Kjell Salvanes and Steven Durlauf.

SSSI 2022 will provide a state-of-the-art overview of the study of inequality and human flourishing.

Participants will learn about integrating psychological and sociological perspectives into conventional economic models to understand the foundations of human behavior. Through rigorous lectures, students will be exposed to tools needed to study the dynamic processes that produce conditions of inequality and ways to address it.

During this intense program, students attend lectures, engage in discussions with leading faculty, present their own research, and interact with peers. Students are selected from a diverse, competitive applicant pool and represent many disciplines including: economics, public policy, sociology, social thought, and social work. Faculty are selected by SSSI directors from the field of economics. The summer school is open to Ph.D. and early postdoctoral scholars from around the world. There is no program fee for admitted students. Housing and some meals are provided.


In addition to basic information, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with courses taken, a statement of interest of 3 pages or fewer, and one letter of recommendation. Applications are due on June 10, 2022. Decisions will be made by June 20, 2022.

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