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 Fall 2016 Seminar Series: 

Sept. 15:   Paige Skiba, Vanderbilt Law School, “Do Payday Loans Cause Financial Distress?”

Sept. 29:  Sarah Bruch, University of Iowa, Title TBA

Oct 6:  Xi Song, University of Chicago, “Recent Trends in Intragenerational Mobility in the United States” (NOTE: 12pm start time)

Oct. 20: Paola Guiliano, University of California at Los Angeles, “Long-term Orientation and Educational Performance”

Oct. 27: Geoffrey Wodtke, University of Toronto, “Does School Poverty Mediate the Effects of Neighborhood Context on Academic Achievement?” (NOTE: 12pm start time)

Nov. 3: Cynthia Feliciano, University of California at Irvine, Title TBA

Nov. 10: Tamar Kricheli-Katz, Tel Aviv University, “Why Can’t Alison Sell Her Drill? Evidence from eBay”

Nov. 17: Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina, “Institutions, Precarious Work and Inequality”