CWI Seminar

The Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality (CWI) Seminar Series is sponsored by Columbia University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research Policy (ISERP) and is devoted to the investigation of social and economic inequality.  The Seminar invites speakers from both within and outside of Columbia to present recent papers covering a wide range of topics pertaining to inequality, such as poverty, labor market behavior, education, and the family.  The research topics and methodologies are at the cutting edge of the interdisciplinary study of wealth and inequality, as the CWI Seminar invites speakers from multiple social science disciplines and fields.  Past speakers include Annette Lareau, Adam Gamoran, Timothy Smeeding, Lisa Kahn, Mario Small, Rob Warren and Florencia Torche, among numerous others.

CWI Seminars are held on Thursdays throughout the academic year at 2pm in 509 Knox Hall (606 West 122nd Street).  We are pleased to announce an exciting group of speakers for our Spring 2019 semester: 

January, 31, 2019, Edwin Amenta (UCI)

February 7, 2019, Frederick Wherry (Princeton) 

February 14, 2019, Tak Wing Chan (UCL) 

March 7, 2019, Lingxin Hao (Johns Hopkins), Labor Market Activities and Wealth Inequality in Immigrant America

March 28, 2019, Kimberlee Shauman (UC Davis), “Inscribing Bias? Testing for Disparities by Gender and Race in Letters of Recommendation” 

April 4, 2019, Steven Alvarado (Cornell), “Place meets Race: Racial and ethnic heterogeneity in the association between childhood neighborhood disadvantage and adult incarceration” 

April 25, 2019, Amelie Quesnel-Vallee (McGill), “Inequalities in Aging in Canada: Adventures in Administrative Data Wonderland” 

May 2, 2019, Leslie McCall (CUNY), “Economic Self-Reliance and Gender Inequality Between US Men and Women, 1970–2010”