The Stone Center conducts and promotes quantitative research using inequality as a lens on society, the economy and politics. The faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and students working within the Center share a commitment to scholarship that is data-driven, interdisciplinary, and policy-oriented, and addresses questions about inequality throughout the world.
Our core functions:
- Researching the causes, nature, and consequences of socio-economic inequality, with a specific mandate to expand research on wealth concentration at the top;
- Training and teaching new inequality scholars at The Graduate Center/CUNY across a number of academic disciplines;
- Participating in discussions and debates on inequality through public programs and collaboration with journalists; and
- Housing the US Office of LIS, the renowned cross-national data center based in Luxembourg.
The Center was created in 2016 with a generous gift from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation.