Each year, the Malcolm Wiener Center awards prizes for excellence in student research work. We congratulate the winners of the 2018 prizes: 

Manuel C. Carballo Memorial Prize: Maggie Salinger, Preventing Opioid Misuse in Rhode Island

Susan C. Eaton Memorial Prize: Alicia E. Bello, Reforming Gatekeepers: Strategies for Advancing Women to the Highest Courts in Africa

Frederick Fischer Memorial Prize, Rachel Lipson and Noah Stern: Community Colleges and the California Dream: Engines for Income Mobility

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Broadcast: Amitabh Chandra Speaks on Economics of Health Care 

St. Olaf economics professor Ashley Hodgson, left, moderates a discussion with economists Amitabh Chandra and Tyler Cowen on the kind of health care system the U.S. should adopt. Photo courtesy of Kierra Lopac.

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Watch as members of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, chaired by David T. Ellwood, Center director, discuss how to move ideas into action to dramatically increase mobility from poverty.

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Partnership is putting forward powerful, actionable ideas.

Link to Event Video
Download the Partnership’s 2018 Report

Kevin Hassett

The 2018 Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture on International Political Economy, A Conversation with
Kevin HassettChairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Jason Furman (Moderator)
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, HKS. 

Watch the recording.
Read the article in The Harvard Crimson.

Harvard Campus

The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation donated $2.5 million to the Harvard Kennedy School to support work to address wealth concentration and inequality. The Center's multidisciplinary program brings together Harvard faculty and PhD students who are exploring issues such as income inequality and wealth concentration, poverty and justice, opportunity and intergenerational mobility, and inequalities of race and place. 

Read the article in The Harvard Crimson
Watch the Inaugural James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Lecture with Thomas Piketty

The Center's research and teaching focuses on domestic public policy topics including: inequality, urban poverty, criminal justice, education, child welfare, health policy, immigration, history and race, American Indian economic development, and labor.


Can This Surgeon Help Buffett, Bezos, and Dimon Solve America’s Health Care Crisis?
Experts weigh in on why surgeon, Harvard professor, and best-selling author Atul Gawande was selected chosen to lead the new health care venture from Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway.
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

Writing Crime into Race
Harvard Magazine
Harvard Magazine explores the work of Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, examining how the link between race and crime is a particularly potent and enduring idea in American culture.

Here's How Immigration Policy Impacts Your Avocados and Other Produce
Wages and recent immigration policies come into question amid a labor shortage in the farming industry.
Cited: George Borjas

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