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Understanding patterns, causes, and consequences of social and economic inequality

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.

CSI Events

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CSI Events

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.

Past Events

Review past events CSI has hosted or co-sponsored.

CSI News

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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.

Click here to access the IQ quiz.