Equitable Growth 2021: People and Research Advancing Economic Evidence

When: December 7, 2020 12:00AM - December 10, 2020 12:00AM

Where: Event is virtual and will not be held in person, The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, 1156 15th St NW, Washington, DC, USA

What is it?

Equitable Growth 2021: People and Research Advancing Economic Evidence will bring together Washington Center for Equitable Growth grantees and stakeholders to showcase cutting-edge research from our grantees on how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability. Early and mid-career, as well as established, scholars will have a chance to give and receive feedback on their research, as well as discuss the relevance of that research in an evidence-backed economic agenda in 2021 and beyond.

Why attend?

Research matters—perhaps now more than ever. Good policies begin with rigorous research such as the kind to be presented by our grantees at Equitable Growth 2021. Ongoing transformative shifts in economic thinking have brought to light the telling effects of inequality on growth in the United States, and the coronavirus recession has further laid bare structural inequality and racial inequities woven into the U.S. economy. This research, and the scholars who produce it, have the power to shape both new bodies of research and the U.S. economic policy agenda in 2021 and beyond.

Who should attend?

Equitable Growth grantees, Steering Committee and Research Advisory Board members. Paper sessions will be open to philanthropic partners and journalists, and the conference will open and close with public events.

What is on the agenda?

From paper sessions to trainings, fireside chats, keynotes, and salon conversations, Equitable Growth 2021 will focus on the people and research advancing economic evidence right now. Paper and panel sessions covered throughout the conference include:

  • Policies to Address the Impact of Race and Socioeconomic Status on Economic Outcomes
  • New Insights into the Role of the Social Safety Net in Economic Stability and Individual Well-being
  • Labor Market Regulations and the Outcomes of Vulnerable Workers
  • The Role of Unemployment Insurance in Supporting Workers and the Economy
  • Climate Change and Environmental Harm
  • Measurement and Dimensions of Inequality
  • Firms and Wage Inequality
  • Competition and Market Structure
  • Markets, Innovation, and Equitable Growth
  • Well-Being and Time at Work
  • Concentration and Labor Markets
  • Labor Market Institutions and Outcomes
  • Work and Wages

In addition to opportunities to learn about cutting-edge research, grantees will also have an exclusive opportunity to learn from peers and experts on the following topics during professional trainings and informal salons:

  • Navigating the Academic Job Market
  • Accessing Administrative Data
  • Working With the Media
  • How to Mentor Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals
  • Policy Training and Public Service Opportunities

Who is speaking?

Below is a list of confirmed presenters and speakers (check back for updates):


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