The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center for Research on Wealth Inequality and Mobility at the University of Chicago advances groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research on the origins and nature of contemporary inequalities.

By bringing together an interdisciplinary community of scholars to exchange ideas, integrate approaches, and confront empirical challenges, the Stone Center generates the rigorous research necessary to guide effective policy solutions to ameliorate socioeconomic inequality, promote mobility, and improve economic well-being.


Stone Center Premieres "The Inequality Podcast"

New podcast discusses the causes and consequences of inequality and strategies to promote economic mobility.
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Steans Professor in Educational Policy

Steven Durlauf

Steven Durlauf’s research spans many topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics. His most important substantive contributions involve the areas of poverty, inequality and economic growth.