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.

Spring 2021 Schedule

We will be holding CWI virtually in Spring 2021 on Thursdays from 2-3:30pm throughout the semester. Information on accessing the Zoom links will be sent on the Monday before each talk via our email newsletter. To sign up, please click here

January 28: Laura Doering, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, “Time and Punishment: How Individuals Respond to Being Sanctioned in Voluntary Associations” 

February 4: Valentina Di Stasio, Assistant Professor at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science and the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations at Utrecht University, “Discrimination of Muslims in European Labour Markets: Evidence from Cross-National Field Experiments” 

February 11: Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education, Stanford University, “Educational Opportunity in America: Evidence from Full Population Data” 

February 25: Graduate Student Panel: Featuring Kate Khanna, Florencio Portocarrero, and Bonnie Siegler

March 11:Lucinda Platt, Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Department of Social Policy at LSE, “Are UK Immigrants Selected on Education, Skills, Health and Social Networks?” 

April 1: Graduate Student Panel: Featuring Estela Diaz, Flavien Ganter, and Mohammad Salhut

April 8: Koji Chavez, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington, “Has Gender and Racial Discrimination Changed During the COVID-19 Pandemic?”

April 15: Daniel Schneider, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, “Essential and Unprotected: Service Sector Work in a time of COVID-19”


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