The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group is delighted to announce its Annual Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality (SSSI 2015), to be hosted by the University of Chicago over 6 days, under the direction of Steven N. Durlauf, Scott Duke Kominers, and Christopher Taber.
SSSI 2015 will provide a state-of-the-art overview of the study of inequality and human flourishing. Through rigorous lectures, students will be exposed to the tools needed to study inequality. These tools are particularly important because the integration of psychological and sociological insights into the foundations of human behavior into conventional economic models requires new methods.
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. candidates from around the world. There is no program fee for admitted students. Housing and some meals are provided.
SSSI has previously been held in Chicago (2012 and 2013), Beijing (2013 and 2014) and Cambridge, UK (2014).
Applications are now closed.
Details on how to apply, as well as more information, can be found on the SSSI 2015 Event Page. General information about SSSI, including programs and videos from previous summer schools, can be found here.
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