Our funding interests are organized around the following four drivers of economic growth: macroeconomics and inequality, market structure, the labor market, and human capital and wellbeing. We consider proposals that investigate the consequences of economic inequality, as well as group dimensions of inequality; the causes of inequality to the extent that understanding these causal pathways will help us identify and understand key channels through which inequality may affect growth and stability; and the ways in which public policies affect the relationship between inequality and growth.
Explore the Grants We've Awarded
The Self-Taught Economy: Open Access and Inclusion in the Tech Industry
Aggregate Costs of Workplace Sexual Harassment
Do Labor Strikes Achieve Worker Demands? Understanding Strike Outcomes and Effectiveness
Caregiving Arrangements for Older Adults: The Roles of Family Characteristics and Public Benefits
Concentration and Racial Equity in Meat Processing
Racial disparities in heat exposure
Funded researchHuman Capital and Wellbeing
How does economic inequality affect the development of human capital, and to what extent do aggregate trends in human capital explain inequality dynamics?
Funded researchMacroeconomics and Inequality
What are the implications of inequality on the long-term stability of our economy and its growth potential?
Funded researchMarket Structure
Are markets becoming less competitive and, if so, why, and what are the larger implications?
Funded researchThe Labor Market
How does the labor market affect equitable growth? How does inequality in turn affect the labor market?