On October 28, Emmanuel Saez presented the 2019 James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Lecture in Economic Inequality, "The Triumph of Injustice."
Emmanuel Saez is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth, University of California, Berkeley. The event was cohosted by Douglas Elmendorf, Dean of Harvard Kennedy School and David Deming, Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy. The discussion was moderated by Stefanie Stantcheva, Professor of Economics, Harvard University.
About the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Lecture in Economic Inequality
In 2018 the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy received a $2.5 million gift from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation to support new and ongoing work to address wealth concentration and the broader problems of inequality. The gift supports the research and outreach efforts at the Center's Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy, which serves as a nexus for work on inequality across the university.
The gift funds doctoral students who are drawn from across Harvard University graduate schools and working on cutting-edge issues across the social sciences. In addition, it has been used to establish the Stone Senior Scholars program which brings together 12 leading scholars of inequality who will contribute to a vibrant scholarship on issues relating to top-end inequality, economic opportunity, and public policy through visiting lectures and events. Read the full HKS announcement
The gift also established the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Lecture in Economic Inequality, a series of public lectures designed to bring greater awareness to this important challenge. The Inaugural Stone Lecture was delivered by renowned economist Thomas Piketty on March 30 at Harvard Kennedy School’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.