Economic justice

Virtual Symposium on Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Economic Justice

Symposium overview

Structural inequalities hurt economies and people around the world, but it is still unclear why systemic injustice persists, who is held back and who benefits. What questions do we as researchers not ask and answer? What can comparisons between countries tell us? And how do we make sure we’re taking action? On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of EGC and the launch of Inclusion Economics at Yale University, this two-week symposium series will feature cutting-edge research on the human and economic costs of racial discrimination , ethnicity and gender, and pathways to economic justice.

Symposium schedule

Opening session

Thursday, October 28, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST

The decolonization of the development economy: first voices from the countries of the South

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The public sector and resource allocation

Morning session: Friday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST

“The Long Term Effects of 1930s HOLC Redlining Cards on Children”
Demarcation lines: racial segregation between local governments in metropolitan areas
The long-term impacts of Mexican-American school desegregation

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Afternoon session: Friday, October 29, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

The Lasting Effects of Racial Discrimination on Income and Health: Testimonies from American Civil War Veterans
Intragroup Bias in the Indian Justice System: Evidence of 5 Million Criminal Cases
A constructivist perspective on quantitative research on discrimination

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Inequalities and Income Support

Morning session: Friday, November 5, 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (EST)

Immigration and support for redistribution
Minimum wage and racial inequality

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Affirmative action and resource allocation

Afternoon session: Friday, November 5, 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EST

Meritocracy in the face of group inequalities
Are two-dimensional quotas better than one? Intersectional representation and group relations in India »

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