Center for the Study of Inequality
Cornell University’s Center for the Study of Inequality (CSI) is devoted to understanding patterns, causes, and consequences of social and economic inequality. CSI fosters new and cutting-edge research, trains undergraduate and graduate students, encourages the exchange of ideas among inequality researchers, and disseminates research findings to a broader public.
Visiting and Colloquium Speakers
The Center for the Study of Inequality regularly sponsors and co-sponsors lectures and conferences that feature world-renowned scholars and that draw attention to the most pressing problems and controversies in the field. Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public. Please feel free to contact us to inquire about support for your event. Current and forthcoming events can be viewed here.
Inequality Discussion Group
This biweekly discussion group brings together Cornell faculty and graduate students from around campus to discuss and improve their in-progress research.
Review past events CSI has hosted or co-sponsored.
Mar’Quon Frederick, a government major, will spend the summers of 2022 and 2023 in the Institute for Responsible Citizenship's Washington Program.Read More
On Cornell’s eighth Giving Day, held March 16, 15,905 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends from more than 80 countries made gifts totaling a record-breaking $12,268,629.Read More
Prof. Jerel Ezell comments on the EPA's announcement of new air and water monitoring and enforcement.Read More
A $5 million alumni gift will help to support doctoral students in humanities fields within the College of Arts & Sciences.Read More
What's your IQ (Inequality Quotient)?
Our online quiz tests your knowledge of current data on wealth, income, and racial inequities in the U.S. When you’re done with the 12 questions, you'll see a histogram that shows how you fared relative to other quiz-takers.