Symposium Overview

Structural inequalities are harming economies and individuals the world over, yet much remains unasked about why systemic injustice persists, who is held back, and who benefits. What questions are we as researchers failing to ask and answer? What can comparisons across countries teach us? And how can we ensure that we act? Marking the 60th Anniversary of EGC and the launch of Inclusion Economics at Yale University, this two-week series of symposia will feature cutting-edge research on the human and economy-wide costs of discrimination based on race, ethnicity and gender, and paths to economic justice.

Symposium Schedule

Opening session

Thursday, October 28, 4 PM – 5:30 PM EST

The Decolonization of Development Economics: Early Voices from the Global South

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The Public Sector and Resource Allocation

AM Session: Friday, October 29, 10 AM – 12:30 PM EST

"The Long-Run Effects of the 1930s HOLC “Redlining” Maps on Children"
Dividing lines: Racial Segregation between Local Governments in Metropolitan Areas
The Longrun Impacts of Mexican American School Desegregation

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PM Session: Friday, October 29, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST

The Enduring Effects of Racial Discrimination on Income and Health: Evidence from American Civil War Veterans 
In-group bias in the Indian Juciciary: Evidence from 5 million criminal cases
A Constructivist Perspective On Quantitative Discrimination Research

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Inequality and Income Support

AM Session: Friday, November 5, 10 AM – 11:45 AM EST

Immigration and Support for Redistribution
Minimum Wages and Racial Inequality

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Affirmative Action and Resource Allocation

PM Session: Friday, November 5, 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM EST

Meritocracy in the Face of Group Inequality
Are Quotas in Two Dimensions Better than One? Intersectional Representation & Group Relations in India”

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Symposium Organizers

Gerald Jaynes

Symposium Co-Organizers