Welcome to the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre on Wealth Concentration, Inequality, and the Economy at University College London.
CEPR RPN: Inequality and the role of firms
An all-day meeting of the RPN on inequality and firms, co-organised with the Stone Centre at INSEAD.
Co-director Imran Rasul has been elected Vice-President of the European Economic Association (EEA).
Three research grants awarded to academics at UCL
The Stone Centre at UCL will continue supporting research by academics from the UCL Department of Economics.
Featured education materials
The Economy 2.0 is a complete introduction to economics and the economy. It's student-centred and motivated by real-world problems and real-world data. And it's free for everyone! Read now.
Latest featured research
This research estimates the effect of breastfeeding on child development: cognitive and socio-emotional, as well as health. Breastfeeding is just one of many ways in which mothers can influence their child’s development, and mothers who breastfeed may also be more or less likely to make other investments that affect their child’s development.
Distributional preferences in larger groups: keeping up with the Joneses and keeping track of the tails
This paper investigates how individuals weight income gaps between themselves and others in particular positions in a societal income distribution. This is crucial to understand how individuals form their fairness considerations and preferences for redistribution, as we know that people care about inequality both in absolute and in relative terms.
Latest news and blogs
Lucas Conwell, Attila Lindner, and Stephen Hansen, academics in the Department of Economics at UCL, will receive a research support grant from the Stone Centre.
Co-director Imran Rasul has been elected as Vice-President (President-Elect in 2025 and President in 2026) of the European Economic Association. On behalf of the Stone Centre at UCL, congratulations!