Summer School - Socioeconomic Inequality, 7-11 August 2017, University of Chicago, USA

Publish Date: Feb 03, 2017

Deadline: Mar 31, 2017

Event Dates: from Aug 07, 2017 12:00 to Aug 11, 2017 12:00

About the summer school 

HCEO is pleased to announce that applications are now open for our 2017 Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality (SSSI) Chicago. SSSI will provide a state-of-the-art overview on the study of inequality and human flourishing. Through rigorous lectures, students will be trained on the tools needed to study the issue of inequality.

Our fifth SSSI Chicago will be held at the University of Chicago under the direction of HCEO Co-director Steven Durlauf, MIP network leader Scott Kominers, and Markets network member Christopher Taber. 
The summer school is open to graduate students from around the world. Participants will be selected from a diverse pool of applicants, representing many disciplines, including: economics, sociology, public health, public policy, and education.

The 2017 Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality in Chicago will provide a state-of-the-art overview on the study of inequality and human flourishing. Participants will learn about the integration between psychological and sociological insights into the foundations of human behavior and conventional economic models. Through rigorous lectures students will be trained on various tools needed to study the issue of inequality.  The summer school is open to graduate students from around the world. There is no fee to attend SSSI Chicago. Students will be provided lodging for the week as well as breakfast and lunch daily. Students are expected to cover travel costs to and from the Summer School and any additional expenses they may incur. 

During these intense programs, students attend lectures, engage in discussions with leading faculty from around the world, present their own research, and interact with peers from institutions across the globe.

  • "SSSI changed my perspective by providing a panoramic view of the different ways in which inequality matters and the most promising approaches in this area of research."
    —Martin Fiszbein, Economics, Brown University
  • "As empirical economists, we should find the economic meaning of what we study first and learn about the relevant contexts as deep as possible, and only then use or develop appropriate economic methods to study it. That’s what I learned from every lecturer."
    —Jingliang Lu, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
  • "Part of the value of SSSI was the breadth of material covered. While I know portions of the inequality literature, exposure to how others are thinking about inequality was very valuable... My favorite part of SSSI was getting to meet peers from around the world who are thinking about the same research questions as me. Many people I have met I am sure I will continue to communicate with for years to come."
    —John Eric Humphries, The University of Chicag

Students are selected from a diverse, competitive applicant pool and represent many disciplines including: economics, public policy, sociology, social thought, and social work. Faculty are selected by the HCEO directors from economics, finance, statistics, and epidemiology.

Applications for SSSI Chicago 2017 opened on February 1, 2017 and are due March 31, 2017.

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