HKS Affiliated Authors

Academic Dean
Isabelle and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy, HKS; Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE
Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, FAS
Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice, HKS; Professor of Sociology, FAS; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe
Hauser Professor of the Practice of Nonprofit Organizations; Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice
Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy

Additional Authors:

  • Nathaniel Hendren
  • Danielle Allen
  • Michael Norton

Excerpt

January 2021, Video; "Each week five experts give their 8- minute pitch for a big question, important finding, promising policy solution, or research frontier for the next generation of work on inequality."
Watch Complete Series Via Harvard Inequality and Social Policy on Youtube

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"This week: 6 Big Ideas. David J. Deming (Harvard Kennedy School) leads the discussion with Big Ideas from Jason Furman (Harvard Kennedy School), Jennifer Hochschild (Harvard University), Kaneesha R. Johnson (Harvard PhD candidate in Government and Malcolm Hewitt Wiener PhD Scholar), Michael I. Norton (Harvard Business School), and Robert J. Sampson (Harvard University). "

 

II -
"This week brings 6 Big Ideas. Will S. Dobbie (Harvard Kennedy School) leads the discussion with Big Ideas by Heather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth), Lucas Chancel (World Inequality Lab, Paris School of Economics), Nathaniel Hendren (Harvard University), Felix Owusu (Harvard PhD candidate in Public Policy and Stone PhD Scholar), and Anna Stansbury (Harvard PhD candidate in Economics and Stone PhD Scholar). "

III -
"This week: Inequality and COVID-19. Daniel Schneider (Harvard Kennedy School) leads the discussion with Big Ideas by Caitlyn Collins (Washington University in St. Louis), Bradley Hardy (American University), H. Luke Shaefer (University of Michigan), and Elizabeth Wrigley-Field (University of Minnesota). "

IV -
"This week: Inequality and justice. Sandra Susan Smith (Harvard Kennedy School) leads the discussion with Big Ideas by Danielle Allen (Harvard University), Monica C. Bell (Yale Law School), Cornell William Brooks (Harvard Kennedy School), and Vesla M. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University). "

V -
"This week: Good jobs. Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) leads the discussion with Big Ideas from Timothy J. Bartik (Upjohn Institute), William A. Darity Jr. (Duke University), Charles F. Sabel (Columbia Law School), and Zeynep Ton (MIT Sloan School)."

VI -
"This week: Inequality and the racial wealth gap. Peter Q. Blair (Harvard University) leads the discussion with Big Ideas from Fenaba R. Addo (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Vicki L. Bogan (Cornell University), William A. Darity Jr. (Duke University), and Stephen M. LaFata (UBS Financial Services). "

 

VII -
"This week: Big ideas for tackling inequality. Karen Dynan (Harvard University) leads the discussion with Big Ideas from Charlotte Cavaillé (University of Michigan), Mesmin Destin (Northwestern University), and Gordon Hanson (Harvard Kennedy School). "