The Public Sector and Resource Allocation

Economic Growth Center Conference
Event time: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Virtual Event

The Public Sector and Resource Allocation
Friday, October 29, 2021
The October 29th sessions on “The Public Sector and Resource Allocation” begin in the morning with studies considering the long-run impacts of racially and ethnically influenced government housing and educational policies, as well as the potential for gains to be achieved by shifting to more equitable practices. The afternoon session (separate registration) includes research examining how citizens’ experiences with the government – and their ultimate well-being – may be influenced by how well their identities align with those of public-facing officials who possess discretionary decision-making power, in contexts as varied as the allocation of veterans’ benefits in the 19th century United States and judicial proceedings in modern India. Finally, the session concludes with a discussion of the implications of formally incorporating racial identity as a social construct, rather than implicitly as a biological fact, for empirical research on discrimination.
There is both an AM session and a PM session. Please register for each using the following links:
AM Session: 10 AM – 12:30 PM EST
PM Session: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST
This session is part of a virtual symposium devoted to the general topic of race, ethnicity, gender, and economic justice in a variety of settings worldwide, hosted by EGC and Inclusion Economics Yale.  For more information please visit the Economic Justice Virtual Symposium website.