RES-GES Webinar: Racial Inequality

21 Jun 2021 04:00PM - 05:15PM
RES events

Monday 21 June - 4.00pm - 5.15pm 

Speaker: Professor Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences, Brown University

Respondents:

  •  Professor Lucinda Platt, Professor of Social Policy and Sociology, London School of Economics
  •  Zebedee Nartey, Deputy Director, Cities and Local Growth Unit, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Chair: Prof Tim Besley, London School of Economics

Understanding racial inequalities creates huge challenges for the social sciences. It is important to think about both the conceptual and empirical issues for the way that we study economics and analyze economies and societies. Glenn Loury is one of the leading economists working in this space and has a distinguished career as an academic and policy-commentator. His work has contributed powerful conceptual frameworks for studying racial inequalities which he will discuss in the seminar and go to the heart of contemporary policy debates.