Winter VIB-21

During the Winter 2021 term, the Virtual Inequality Brownbag (VIB) will bring together affiliates from six international inequality research centers to create a space for graduate students and postdocs to present their early-stage work. Sessions will be held virtually on Mondays from 3:30-5:00pm CET/2:30-4:00pm GMT/9:30-11am EST, every two weeks. Please see the schedule for list of presenters and specific dates.

Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from each inequality center are invited to these sessions and are asked to provide constructive and developmental (rather than evaluative) feedback. Please see our Audience Guidance  for proper Zoom etiquette during the event.

VIB presentations differ from most other professional presentations: They are short (10min) and focus on questions by the researcher and constructive feedback by the audience (20min). Presenters are not trying to convince the audience of their findings, but seek help with an idea or a particular set of questions; often those that occur during early stages of a project. An illustrative (non-exhaustive) list of such questions may help clarify the intent of these sessions:

  • “Here is my idea. I framed it as an expansion of theory X. But I wonder whether and how it should also connect to theory Y?”
  • “Here are my research questions and model. What type of data should I use/gather?”
  • “Here are my research questions and data. What method would be most appropriate to analyze these data?”
  • “I have finished my interviews but early analyses suggest a particular data gap. How should I fix it?”
  • “Here is my result. It’s the opposite of what I expected. What do you think is going on?”

Registration is currently open. Please register at least 24 hours in advance of each session. For questions, please email inequalitydynamics@umich.edu.

WINTER 2021 SCHEDULE

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January 25, 2021

Moderator: Fabian Pfeffer / University of Michigan

Fiona Gogescu / London School of Economics, International Inequalities Institute
Educational Stratification and Education-Based Meritocracy: A Comparative Perspective

Giuseppe Ciccolini / European University Institute Florence, Inequality & Social Demography
Social Mobility and Voting

February 8, 2021

Moderator: Alvaro Zuniga-Cordero / Paris School of Economics

Felix Schaff / London School of Economics, International Inequalities Institute
The Unequal Spirit of the Protestant Reformation? Religious Confession and Wealth Distribution in Early Modern Germany

Risto Conte Keivabu / European University Institute Florence, Inequality & Social Demography
Too hot to study? Gender and SES differences in the effect of temperature on school performance

Carla Hornberg / WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Dynamics of Social Inequality
Technology and job quality – the mediating role of AET

February 15, 2021

Moderator: Felix Schaff / London School of Economics

Bram Hogendoorn / University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies
The equalizing consequences of union dissolution for women’s living standards

Giovanni Angioni / London School of Economics, International Inequalities Institute
The link between religion and populism passing through inequality: evidence from Italy

Joel Suss / London School of Economics, International Inequalities Institute
Experienced economic inequality and pro-social behaviour

March 1, 2021

Moderator: Andrea Forster / University of Amsterdam

Hester Mennes / University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies
The role of educational governance and schools’ democratic education in social inequalities in youngsters’ democratic outcomes

Nikita Simpson / London School of Economics, International Inequalities Institute
Tension: An ethnographic study of women’s mental distress in rural North India.

Matteo Targa / German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
How does the Party rule? A study of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Inequality in China

March 15, 2021

Moderator: Carla Hornberg / WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Weverthon Machado / European University Institute Florence, Inequality & Social Demography
Contextual determinants of intermarriage in Brazil

Christian König / WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Dynamics of Social Inequality
Environmental Inequality and Health

Alberto Parmigiani / London School of Economics, International Inequalities Institute
A Political Economy of Tax Evasion: Theory and Evidence

March 29, 2021

Moderator: Li Yang / Paris School of Economics

Amory Gethin / Paris School of Economics, World Inequality Lab
Inequality and Redistribution in South Africa, 1993-2019

Mar Cañizares Espadafor / European University Institute Florence, Inequality & Social Demography
A compensatory tale on the gender reversal in educational outcomes

Paula Thijs / University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies
Adolescents’ development of democratic values, political socialization and educational trajectories.

April 12, 2021

Moderator: Marco Cozzani / European University Institute Florence

Misun Lim / WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Dynamics of Social Inequality
Does Delayed Childbirth Help Your Career? Racial Differences in the Motherhood Wage Penalties among Millennials

Nitin Kumar Bharti / Paris School of Economics, World Inequality Lab
Human Capital Accumulation in China and India: 1900-2020

Maya Adereth / London School of Economics, International Inequalities Institute
Coalitions for Care: Trade Unions, Mutual Aid, and the Struggle for National Healthcare in the UK and US

April 26, 2021

Moderator: Elizabeth Burland / University of Michigan

Asher Dvir-Djerassi / University of Michigan, Center for Inequality Dynamics
What if things had been different? Using counterfactual historical simulations methods to estimate the joint distribution of income and wealth under alternative policy regimes.

Alvaro Zuniga-Cordero / Paris School of Economics, World Inequality Lab
Skill-divide, income inequality, and electoral turnout in Costa Rica

Dieuwke Zwier / University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies
Social networks and educational inequality in the transition from primary to secondary education

May 10, 2021

Moderator: Marco Cozzani / European University Institute Florence

Twan Huijsmans / University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies
The urban-rural divide in political attitudes

Chiara Puglisi / European University Institute Florence, Inequality & Social Demography
The impact of educational marital sorting on the association between maternal education and child survival

Rebecca Wetter / WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Dynamics of Social Inequality
Effect of individual experiences on meritocratic beliefs

May 17, 2021

Moderator: Andrea Forster / University of Amsterdam

Junchao Tang / University of Michigan, Center for Inequality Dynamics
Boarding and Inequality of Academic Achievement – Evidence from China

Asha Herten-Crabb / London School of Economics, International Inequalities Institute
Can feminist trade negotiations democratise EU trade relations with former EU colonies

Christoph Janietz / University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies
Temporary employment, job mobility, and intragenerational wage inequality

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