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Virtual Panel Discussion – Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Inequality

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Inequality
is a new round-table discussion series introduced by CIREQ.  Each event in the series will bring together a panel of social scientists from various disciplines to discuss aspects of inequality from different perspectives.


This is the first of two round-table discussions this year and the inaugural event of the series. It is open to everyone interested in the topic. The second round-table discussion is scheduled for November 26, 2021, on Redistribution and Fiscal Policies. Stay tuned for future announcements. 

Panel Discussion on Inequality and Institutions (Poster) 

September 21, 2021, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET



Barry Eidlin (Department of Sociology, McGill University), Baris Kaymak (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Département de sciences économiques, Université de Montréal and CIREQ), and Markus Poschke (Department of Economics, McGill University and CIREQ).


The panel will feature a discussion of the trends in economic inequality with a focus on the role of institutional factors, such as the decline of labour unions, minimum wage policies, and performance pay practices.

Panel Members

 Heather Sarsons (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

 Research Interests : Labor, personnel, behavioral economics



 Suresh Naidu (Columbia University, Department of Economics)

 Research Interests : Development economics, labor economics, political economy


 Jake Rosenfeld (Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Sociology)

 Research Interests : Economic inequality, work, workplace



 Kim Voss (University of California, Berkeley, Department of Sociology)

 Research Interests : Labor, social movements, inequality, higher education, political sociology, historical sociology

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