Princeton’s Program for Research on Inequality (PRI) is proud to announce that more than a dozen Princeton faculty have joined the program’s efforts to elevate and facilitate the study of inequality across the field of economics.
Reflecting a broad range of specialties that includes finance, development economics, labor economics, immigration, trade and globalization, political economy, public finance, and more, the founding class of PRI affiliates represent the program’s commitment to research on inequality in all contexts.
“The forces that shape inequality are global, national, and local. To fully understand it, we need to be studying it not only within the context of labor policy or public finance, but also finance, trade, and so much more,” said PRI’s founding director Ellora Derenoncourt.
“I’m so grateful that each of these faculty members, who are renowned experts in their areas of study, have agreed to dedicate their time and knowledge to furthering PRI’s mission.”
Orley Ashenfelter, Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics
Leah Platt Boustan, Professor of Economics; Director, Industrial Relations Section
Natalie Cox, Assistant Professor of Economics
Janet M. Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Co-Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing
Henry S. Farber, Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics
Thomas Fujiwara, Associate Professor of Economics
Henrik J. Kleven, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Ilyana Kuziemko, Professor of Economics; Co-Director, Griswold Center for Economic Policy
David Lee, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Alexandre Mas, William S. Tod Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Atif Mian, Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Director, Julis Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance
Christopher Neilson, Assistant Professor of Economics
Stephen J. Redding, Harold T. Shapiro ’64 Professor in Economics; Co-Director, Griswold Center for Economic Policy
Maria Micaela Sviatschi, Assistant Professor of Economics
Motohiro Yogo, Professor of Economics
Owen Zidar, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
PRI–a new research initiative within Princeton’s Economics Department–aims to foster community among scholars of inequality, at Princeton and beyond, and to actively support research in the area.
To do this, PRI supports graduate and undergraduate student research on economic inequality, and will host short- and long-term visitors and serve as a convener for researchers through conferences or other events.
Ellora Derenoncourt, an Assistant Professor of Economics affiliated with Princeton’s Industrial Relations Section, is the founding director of PRI. Derenoncourt’s research focuses on labor economics, economic history, and the study of inequality.
To learn more about PRI and its recent activities, visit the program’s website.