John A Hogan Distinguished Lecture: Intergenerational Mobility in an Increasingly Unequal World​

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Memorial Union Building, Theater Two, Durham

Paul College of Business and Economics John A Higan Distringuished Lecture Series welcomes Timothy Smeeding on Wednesday, March 29 at 3:00 p.m.  In this lecture, Professor Smeeding will draw from his extensive research on intergenerational economic and social mobility to answer the following questions:

  • How do people’s economic and social circumstances compare to those of their parents?
  • Does inequality affect the likelihood of intergenerational mobility?
  • If so, how and when can policy intervene to alter the time path of child development from birth through adulthood?

Timothy M. (Tim) Smeeding is the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics . He was director of the Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008–2014.

He was the founding director of the Luxembourg Income Study from 1983-2006. Professor Smeeding’s recent work has been on social and economic mobility across generations, inequality of income, consumption and wealth, and poverty in national and cross-national contexts.