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.
Only 36% of the gender segregation seen among college-educated workers is tied to their undergraduate degrees, a new study finds.Read more
White guests favor Airbnb properties with white hosts, but are more inclined to rent from Black or Asian hosts if they see featured reviews from previous white guests, Cornell research finds.Read more
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
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.