The NTA is hosting a conference May 15-16th in DC with a lot of interesting sessions, including this one on income inequality, social mobility, and policy responses:
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
INCOME INEQUALITY, SOCIAL MOBILITY, AND POLICY RESPONSES
Organizer: Nicholas Turner, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Moderator: Matthew Yglesias, Vox Media
Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University and NBER, Patrick Kline, and Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley and NBER and Nicholas Turner, U.S. Department of the Treasury – Is The United States Still a Land of Opportunity? Recent Trends in Intergenerational Mobility
David B. Grusky and Pablo A. Mitnik, Stanford University, Michael E. Weber and Victoria L. Bryant, Internal Revenue Service, Statistics of Income – New Estimates of Intergenerational Economic Mobility Using Tax-Return Data
Gregory Clark, University of California, Davis – The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility Discussants: Following the presentations, the participants will engage with the audience in a discussion on these topics.