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2023 Heilbroner Lecture | Ellora Derenoncourt

December 11, 2023
Portrait of Dr. Ellora Derenoncourt Portrait of Dr. Ellora Derenoncourt

Dr. Ellora Derenoncourt delivered the Heilbroner Lecture on the evolution of racial inequality in the United States, its consequences, and its historical determinants.

Dr. Derenoncourt is Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University and the founder and faculty director for the Program for Research on Inequality. Her research focuses on labor economics, economic history, and the study of inequality. Recent studies have included the northern backlash against the Great Migration, the role of minimum wages in racial earnings inequality, and the long-run evolution of the racial wealth gap. She is currently visiting the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research for the 2023-24 academic year.