Income and wealth inequality has (once again) taken center-stage in public policy, but much of the discussion regarding potential solutions has focused on taxation and large-scale redistributive programs. But inequality exists in a number of economic domains--including education, health, housing, and employment-that broad-brush macroeconomic solutions will not necessarily fix. Therefore, it is natural to bring the microeconomic tools developed in market design to bear on inequality. The aim of this conference is to bring together market designers and experts in the economics of inequality. Conference participants will focus intensely on several key topic areas and define an agenda for using market design to combat inequality. The conference will cover four broad categories of inequality: Health, Education, Social, and Economic.
Market Design Perspectives on Inequality