HCEO-CEP-CREC Virtual Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality 2021

  • 2021-08-09 ~ 2021-08-13
  • 8:30am - 12:50pm

The Center for Economic Policy hosted the Virtual Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality 2021 for PhD students in economics and other social sciences from August 9 to August 13. The program was co-organized with the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) of the University of Chicago and the China-Russia Eurasian Studies Center (CREC)-a joint center established by HKUST Society Hub, HKUST Business School, New Economic School, and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.

Two Economics Department faculty--Albert Park, Head and Chair Professor, and Shlomo Weber, Adjunct Professor, also President of the New Economic School and Director of CREC—served as instructors along with renowned scholars from the University of Chicago, Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Cornell University. Fifty-eight students participated, coming from institutions in Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, Korea, USA, Australia, Indonesia, India, Singapore, UK, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Topics included intergenerational mobility, randomized control trials and impact evaluations, economic models for social interactions, poverty and inequality in China, structural approach to empirical microeconomics, and linguistic diversity and social inequality. Students also had the opportunity to present their research and get feedback from instructors.

More information can be found at here.



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