In 2020, a year like none other, the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) re-envisioned the ways in which we engage with our members and our audience, while continuing to advance innovative approaches to studying inequality.

We launched our first-ever virtual Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality and held our first-ever virtual conference, on new approaches to intergenerational mobility. We continued our commitment to training the next generation of scholars by awarding three dissertation prizes, to Winnie van Dijk, Roni Pener-Tessler, and Laia Navarro-Sola. 

In addition to our programming, HCEO remains dedicated to disseminating members' academic findings to a broader audience. In 2020, we added 85 working papers to our series, which have been viewed more than 14,000 times this year. We also added nine 3 Questions interviews to our website and six Research Spotlights. In an effort to support the rigorous coronavirus-related scholarship of our members, we created a COVID-19 research page that aggregates and summarizes research by category.

In the year to come, HCEO is dedicated to fostering the spirit of new economic thinking through our ongoing work, and we look forward to continued growth. You can download a copy of our 2020 Year End Report here.