Stone Center, home to the US Office of LIS, welcomed the 2017 ECINEQ Meeting

In July, the Stone Center served as host of the Seventh Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ). ECINEQ conferences are held biennially; the 2017 meeting was the first to be convened in the United States. The three-day event took place at the CUNY Graduate Center, 17-19 July 2017, and was attended by over 250 inequality scholars from more than 30 countries.
Janet Gornick, Director of the Stone Center and of the US Office of LIS, hosted an institutional welcome session, which included a conversation on inequality between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Paul Krugman.

The conference featured three official Keynote Lectures:

  • Peter H. Lindert (University of California – Davis): The Rise and Future of Progressive Redistribution
  • Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University): Inequalities, Social Justice and the Web of Social
  • Frank Cowell (London School of Economics): Inheritance, Inequality and the Idle Rich

The program also included the inaugural Stone Lecture on Wealth Inequality, which was given by Gabriel Zucman (University of California – Berkeley), and a special plenary session presented by Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), titled: A Simple Model of Wealth Inequality and the Role of Capital Taxation in Overcoming It.

On the evening of 19 July, a gala dinner was held in honor of Sir Tony Atkinson, co-sponsored and co-hosted by The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Stone Center.

At the ECINEQ meeting, LIS ASBL member and Senior Scholar Frank Cowell was elected as ECINEQ’s next President, and Janet Gornick was elected to serve on the ECINEQ Scientific Council.

The 2017 ECINEQ conference abstracts and papers are available here.

September 9, 2017 | News