UCHICAGO FACULTY LECTURE - Macroeconomics and Household Inequality: Lessons for Monetary and Fiscal Policy

The University of Chicago's Division of the Social Sciences is hosting a faculty lecture and discussion featuring Professor Greg Kaplan, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics.


For most of the last century, macroeconomic thinking has mostly ignored inequality – leading to a one-size fits all approach to stabilization policy that emphasizes interest rates over incomes as the fuel line to the aggregate economy. In this talk, Professor Greg Kaplan will explain new research, focused on the day-to-day decisions of ordinary households, that has brought inequality to the forefront of macroeconomic research and is changing widely held views about how we fight recessions and conduct monetary policy.


  • 2:00 p.m. Registration
  • 2:15 p.m. Program and Discussion
  • 3:30 p.m. Reception

Please register by Friday, August 30.



Event Information

Cost: Free


2:00PM - 4:00PM Sun 15 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Pacific )


JW Marriott Le Merigot
1740 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Event Contact
Meredith Mohlke
Associate Director, Division of the Social Sciences