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 2020 semester: 

January 30, 2020 –  Steven Greenhouse, Former New York Times Journalist and Author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor

February 6, 2020 –  Michael Gaddis (UCLA)

February 13, 2020 – Erin Cech (University of Michigan)

February 27, 2020 – Kate Weisshaar (University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill)

March 12, 2020 – Lucinda Platt (LSE) 

April 9, 2020 – Laura Doering (University of Toronto)

April 30, 2020 – Ashton Verdery (Penn State) 

We also will be  co-sponsoring the following talk with the Columbia Sociology R.E.M. Workshop: 

Monday, February 10, 2020 – Wendy Roth (U Penn)