Location: Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E 59th St, Chicago, IL)

Date & Time: November 6, 2015 12:00-1:30PM

This event brings together a panel of three leading economists—Thomas PikettyKevin Murphy, and HCEO co-director Steven Durlauf—to discuss the sources of the rise in inequality in advanced industrialized countries over the past 40 years, the problems it poses, and effective responses. HCEO co-director James Heckman will moderate the panel and guide the discussion.

To register for the event or view the webcast, visit the  Becker Friedman Institute website.

This event is cosponsored by the Becker Friedman Institute, the Center for the Economics of Human Development, the Harris School of Public Policy, and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group.

An additional talk with Thomas Piketty, sponsored by the Harris School, Center for International Studies, and France Chicago Center, will take place in the evening. Learn more here.

Recommended Readings

Blume, L., and S. Durlauf. (2015). "Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Review Essay." Journal of Political Economy, 123: 749-777.

Durlauf, S. (2006). "Groups, Social Influences, and Inequality." Poverty Traps (pp. 142-175). Princeton., NJ: Princeton University Press.

Heckman, J. (2008). "Schools, Skills, and Synapses." Economic Inquiry, 46: 289-324.

Murphy, K., and R. Topel. "Human Capital Investment, Inequality, and Economic Growth." Revised March 2015.

Thomas Piketty's research