Watson Institute at Brown University
Stone Inequality Initiative

Harvard Kennedy School’s James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Program in Wealth Distribution, Inequality, and Social Policy supports multidisciplinary research on all facets of inequality through fellowships for PhD students and visiting scholars, research grants, and events. Uniting scholars from sociology, political science, economics, education, government, public policy, social policy, and beyond, the program fosters a collegial environment to promote inquiries into the social, political, and economic causes and effects of inequality, in the hope of generating policy solutions.

The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality convenes an interdisciplinary team of scholars from across INSEAD to generate new insights about inequality problems and business working together with government to solve them. Its stated goal is to connect the lab with the classroom to ignite new ideas; spur discourse and debate; shape business education; and inspire leaders to take action. This is done through research and the support of fellows who conduct research at the forefront of knowledge creation in the area of wealth inequality.

The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Wealth and Income Inequality at UC Berkeley serves as the primary convening point at UC Berkeley for research, teaching and data development concerning the causes, nature, and consequences of wealth and income inequalities, emphasizing the concentration of wealth at the very top. 

The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre on Wealth Concentration, Inequality, and the Economy at University College London seeks to pair research and education to better understand the causes and consequences of concentrated material wealth. The Centre places equal weight on developing educational resources and supporting original research. It partners with the CORE project which focuses on reshaping the way economics is taught. 

The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics (CID) at the University of Michigan has the mission to develop a better understanding of changes and stability in inequality across time, generations, and places. It is an open and multidisciplinary research incubator, bringing together faculty and students from a variety of fields and training the next generation of inequality scholars. The Center also helps expand the social scientific data infrastructure to support research on inequality in wealth and other economic dimensions and seeks to increase the accessibility of high-quality data for inequality researchers.

The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center for Research on Wealth Inequality (SCRWIM) and Mobility pursues a broad, interdisciplinary research agenda exploring the nature of contemporary inequality and barriers to mobility in the United States and countries around the world. The Center has a particular interest in wealth inequality and intergenerational mobility. It plans to widely distribute research and develop robust programming and engagement strategies to ensure significant impact on public policy.

The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality seeks to build and disseminate knowledge related to the causes, nature, and consequences of multiple forms of socio-economic inequality. The Stone Center’s core faculty and associated researchers share a commitment to scholarship that is quantitative, data-driven, interdisciplinary, and policy-oriented, and that addresses questions that are cross-nationally comparative and/or global in scope.