Inequality Expert Miles Corak Joins the Stone Center

Miles Corak has been appointed to the faculty of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), effective January 2018. He will also serve as a Senior Scholar in the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, which houses the US Office of LIS.

Corak is currently professor of economics at the University of Ottawa, and economist in residence at Employment and Social Development Canada, the department of the Canadian federal government responsible for social policy. A prolific scholar and author, he is best known for his groundbreaking research on inequality and the ways in which it affects opportunity and socio-economic mobility. Much of Corak’s scholarly work involves comparisons of labor markets and social and economic policies across countries. He has published four books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and op-eds. He regularly addresses topics such as child poverty, access to university education, social mobility, and unemployment.

Prior to joining the University of Ottawa in 2007, he was a member of the senior management at Statistics Canada, Canada’s national statistical agency. He has been a visiting researcher with the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy; the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the University of London; the Office of Population Research at Princeton University; and the Russell Sage Foundation.

“All of us at the Stone Center are thrilled that Miles is joining our team,” Gornick said. “His unrivalled expertise on mobility adds a crucial element to the Center’s collective scholarship.”

December 13, 2017 | News