Economic Disparities focuses on the evolution of economic consequences on populations that have been historically disadvan-taged by society by virtue of their identity outside of the cultural majority or perceived normal, as well as the economic conse-quences of intersecting issues of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity and other factors.


Hilary Hoynes
Distinguished Cluster Chair of Economic Disparities, and Professor of Public Policy and Economics

“The high level of income inequality is one of the defining problems of our time and is the central theme of the research and policy work of the Economic Disparities Cluster. The work engages in real world policy solutions, which have historically been part of the problem. This also suggests that policies can be part of the solution.”

-Hilary Hoynes


Henry E. Brady
Dean of Goldman School of Public Policy
David Card
Karen Chapple
City & Regional Planning
Paul Groth
Percy Hintzen
African American Studies
Rucker Johnson
Goldman School of Public Policy
Jovan Scott Lewis
African American Studies & Geography
Paul Pierson
Political Science
Steve Raphael
Goldman School of Public Policy
Michael Reich
Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Robert Reich
Goldman School of Public Policy
Jesse Rothstein
Goldman School of Public Policy
Emmanuel Saez
Stephen Small
African American Studies
Ula Taylor
African American Studies