How to understand the relationship between inequality and policy preferences and voting behavior
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
For further reading
Elevating the Objectives of Higher Education to Effectively Serve Students from Diverse Socioeconomic Backgrounds
Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy
For further reading
Destin, M., Rosario, R. J., & Vossoughi, S. (in press). "Elevating the objectives of higher education to effectively serve students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds." Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Hernandez, I. A., Silverman, D. M., & Destin M. (in press). From deficit to benefit: Highlighting lower-SES students’ background-specific strengths increases their academic persistence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
A rapid response force to address regional job loss
Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
"How do we help regions that have been hard hit by economic shocks not become one of these places that's left behind?
How [do we] prevent short-run joblessness from becoming permanent joblessness?"
To reduce inequality, run a hot economy
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy
Department of Economics
and Harvard Kennedy School
"Inequality tends to be studied mostly by microeconomist because these structural trends over the decades have been so important, and they have come from microeconomic forces.
But the point I want to make is that there are also huge inequalities and disparities that arise because of cyclical fluctuations in the economy. And we shouldn't forget that we have some really important tools to be able to mitigate those cyclical dynamics."
"I think too often we just think about, well, that's how we're going to manage top-line GDP growth.
But we have to remember that recessions have enormous human costs. So our levers to mitigate them or to avoid them in the first place are just super important to get right if you care about income inequality."