The mission of the Stone Centre at UCL is to advance research and teaching to provide a clear understanding of the causes of wealth inequality, and its economic and political consequences.
The Centre makes education and research equal partners in the venture. It pairs up CORE Econ, which is changing economics education globally to a focus on the most important problems faced by our societies, with the research powerhouse of the UCL Economics Department. It will provide a global hub for research and learning that will make wealth concentration and its impacts on innovation and sustainability central to an economics education.
The Stone Centre will accomplish its mission by:
- complementing CORE Econ’s educational mission, supporting the production of teaching and learning materials, and promoting a paradigm change in economics education
- recruiting and supporting a new cohort of young researchers interested in understanding the causes and consequences of wealth concentration and inequality, and in devising mitigating policies
- promoting new research on material wealth concentration and inequality, leveraging the excellence in economics research of the UCL Department of Economics, and of the expertise of the Stone Centre’s Affiliates
- funding, via competitive calls, research projects on themes of relevance to the Stone Centre’s mission
The co-directors of the Centre are Wendy Carlin, Professor of Economics and Founding Director of CORE Econ and Imran Rasul, Professor of Economics and Co-director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS.
The Stone Centre at UCL is part of a wider network of other centres established by the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation. Click on a logo below to visit the other centres’ website.