RESEARCH November 4, 2019

2020 Request for Proposals


The Washington Center for Equitable Growth seeks to deepen our understanding of whether and how inequality affects economic growth and stability. Our academic grants program consists of a portfolio of cutting-edge scholarly research investigating the various channels through which economic inequality may or may not impact economic growth and stability, both directly and indirectly.

Equitable Growth considers proposals that investigate the link between economic inequality and individuals’ economic outcomes and well-being, poverty and mobility from poverty, the macroeconomy, and sustainability. We are particularly interested in dimensions of inequality, including race, ethnicity, gender, and place, as well as the ways in which public polices affect the relationship between inequality and growth.

We support inquiry using many different kinds of evidence, relying on a variety of methodological approaches and cutting across academic disciplines, as well as projects about measurement and data collection insofar as they relate to the research questions outlined below.

Equitable Growth supports efforts to increase diversity in the economics profession and across the social sciences. We recognize the importance of diverse perspectives in broadening and deepening the Center’s research on these topics of core interest.

Our request for proposals is organized around the following four channels of growth, but we are willing to consider any research projects investigating whether and how inequality affects economic growth and stability.

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