The Future of Inequality
A free, one-day conference to explore the causes and consequences of economic inequality
The USC Center for Economic and Social Research’s 5th anniversary conference
Anne Case, Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus, Princeton University
Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University, where she directs the Research Program in Development Studies. Professor Case has written extensively on health over the life course. She has been awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Prize in Health Economics from the International Health Economics Association, for her work on the links between economic status and health status in childhood, and the Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for research on midlife morbidity and mortality. Professor Case currently serves on the Advisory Council for the NIH-National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science, and the Committee on National Statistics. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, fellow of the Econometric Society, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Medicine.
Sir Angus Deaton, Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus, Princeton University; Presidential Professor of Economics, University of Southern California
Angus Deaton is Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, where he taught for 30 years. Professor Deaton is also the Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. He authored five books including, most recently, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. His interests include health, development, poverty, inequality, and well-being. He has written extensively on happiness, foreign aid, and how we should collect evidence for good policy. Professor Deaton is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society, and an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was president of the American Economic Association in 2009, and in 2015 received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.” Professor Deaton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and holds dual British/American citizenship. His B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. are from Cambridge University. In 2016, he was made a Knight Bachelor for his services to economics and international affairs.
Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities for the California Endowment
Dr. Anthony Iton is the Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities for the California Endowment. Prior to this role, Dr. Iton served as director and health officer for the Alameda County (Calif.) Public Health Department, director of Health and Human Services and School Medical Advisor for Stamford, Conn., physician in internal medicine for Stamford Hospital's HIV Clinic, primary care physician for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, staff attorney and health policy analyst for the West Coast regional office of Consumer's Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. Published in numerous public health and medical publications, Dr. Iton is a regular public health lecturer and keynote speaker at conferences across the nation. He earned his B.S. in Neurophysiology from McGill University, his J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Arie Kapteyn, Executive Director Center for Economic and Social Research, and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California
Arie Kapteyn is the Executive Director of the University of Southern California’s Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and Professor of Economics. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, fellow of the Econometric Society, past president of the European Society for Population Economics, and corresponding member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. Much of his recent applied work is in the field of aging, economic decision-making, and subjective well-being, with papers on topics related to retirement, consumption and savings, pensions and Social Security, disability, and economic well-being. Before founding CESR at USC, Professor Kapteyn was a senior economist and director of the Labor & Population division of the RAND Corporation. Prior to RAND, he held a chair in Econometrics at Tilburg University, where he served the university in numerous capacities including dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, and founder and director of CentER (a research institute and graduate school). He has held visiting positions at several universities, including Princeton, Caltech, Australian National University, University of Canterbury (N.Z.), and University of Bristol (U.K.). In 2006, he received a knighthood in the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
Alan Krueger, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University.
Alan Krueger has published widely on the economics of education, unemployment, labor demand, income distribution, social insurance, labor market regulation, terrorism, and environmental economics. Since 1987, he has held a joint appointment in the Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. He is the founding director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center. Professor Krueger chaired President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, serving as a member of the Cabinet from 2011-13. He also served as assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2009-10 and as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor in 2004-05. He is currently vice president of the American Economic Association, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association (2005-07) and International Economic Association. He was named a Sloan Fellow in Economics in 1992, and an NBER Olin Fellow in 1989-90, and is currently an NBER Research Associate. He was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society in 1996, and a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists in 2005. He was awarded the Kershaw Prize by the Association for Public Policy and Management in 1997 and the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal by the Indian Econometric Society in 2001. In 2002, Professor Krueger was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and in 2003 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor Economics with David Card in 2006. He was awarded the Moynihan Prize by the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 2017. From 2000 to 2009 he was a regular contributor to the "Economic Scene" column and Economix blog in the New York Times. He received a B.S. degree (with honors) from Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations in 1983, an A.M. in Economics from Harvard University in 1985, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard in 1987.
Amber D. Miller, Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair and 22nd Dean of the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Amber Miller is the Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair and 22nd Dean of the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. A noted experimental cosmologist, she also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at USC Dornsife. Dean Miller oversees the university’s largest and most academically diverse school. She is committed to raising the profile of all USC Dornsife programs and to building new pipelines into the community, through which scholars will create positive impact. Before joining USC Dornsife in 2016, she served as Dean of Science for Columbia University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Dean Miller received her M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University and her B.A. in physics and astronomy from UC Berkeley.
Paul Reville, Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, Harvard University, and Education Redesign Lab Founding Director
Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the founding director of HGSE’s Education Redesign Lab. In 2013, Professor Reville completed nearly five years of service as Secretary of Education for Massachusetts – the state with the country’s academically highest-performing students – where he oversaw higher education, K-12, and early education. Prior to his role as education secretary, he held various leadership roles locally and nationally, including chair and member of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, director of the Pew Forum on Standards, founder and/or chair of several education research and advocacy organizations, and VISTA principal and teacher. Professor Reville holds a B.A. from Colorado College, an M.A. from Stanford University, and five honorary doctorate degrees.