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Economics Speaker Series to Discuss Wealth Mobility

St. Lawrence University’s Department of Economics will host Sean Mulholland as part of its Visiting Speaker Series in Political Economy.

Mulholland, an associate professor of economics at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, will present his lecture, titled “Chutes and Ladders: Material Inequality and Mobility,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Griffiths Arts Center, room 123. The event is free and open to the public.

According to some economists, most measures of income and wealth inequality fail to account for income and wealth mobility. Presenting in-depth measures of inequality and mobility, Mulholland will offer suggestions on how to enhance income mobility from one generation to the next. More important, he will discuss how particular government policies erect hurdles to higher rates of absolute income mobility and greater human flourishing.

For more information about the event, contact the Department of Economics at 315-229-5430.