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  • The Institute on Race and Political Economy conducts research to understand the structures of inequality and develop knowledge about the pivotal roles of race, power, and social stratification. Building relationships beyond the academy, Institute researchers work to identify, implement, and scale transformative ideas to promote economic inclusion, civic empowerment, and social equity. The Institute also works to foster the next generation of scholars bringing diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and new thinking to society’s biggest challenges. 

    Building an Equitable Recovery: The Role of Race, Labor Markets, and Education 
    A research paper to be released in February 2021 by Darrick Hamilton, Ofronama Biu, Christopher Famighetti, Avi Green, Kyle Strickland, and David Wilcox, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    The paper is available to download.

    The Color of Wealth in Chicago
    A project to map, understand, and analyze the racial wealth gap in Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city. The research team has included Suparna Bhaskaran, Kilolo Kijakazi, Darrick Hamilton, Ana Patricia Muñoz, Ellen Marks, Ofronoma Biu, Christopher Famighetti, and Fatimah al-Khaldi. Sponsored by the Chicago Community Trust, JP Morgan Chase, the Kresge Foundation, and the Polk Brothers Foundation.

    Towards an Inclusive Economic Rights Agenda
    A project to build a learning community and develop innovative ideas and new analyses to advance an economy that benefits all. Team in formation includes Darrick Hamilton, Grieve Chelwa, and Avi Green. Sponsored by the Kresge Foundation.



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