Intergenerational Mobility, Human Capital, and Inequality
September 23, 2013Washington, DC

Gary S. Becker is University Professor of Economics and of Sociology at the University of Chicago. He also is the Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Professor Becker won the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences "for having extended the domain of microeconomic analysis to a wide range of human behavior and interaction, including non-market behavior."

The Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) launched its lecture series in April 2005 to bring distinguished academics to the Bank to present and discuss new knowledge on development. The purpose of the Lecture Series is to introduce ideas on cutting edge research, challenge and contribute to the Bank's intellectual climate, and reexamine current development theories and practices. The Lectures revisit issues of long-standing concern and explore emerging issues that promise to be central to future development discourse. The Lecture Series reflects DEC’s commitment to intellectual leadership and openness in embracing future challenges to reduce poverty.

The DEC Lecture Series is chaired by Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, and includes a presentation and floor discussion.

Lecture Details
  • Date: September 23, 2013
  • Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Venue: Preston Auditorium