2023 Conference on Economic Mobility
May 18, 2023
Opportunity Insights

The determinants of economic opportunity and intergenerational mobility are cross-cutting. This conference will bring together scholars with different perspectives on economic mobility, focusing specifically on its intersections with education, housing, and labor markets.

The conference will be held at Opportunity Insights’ (OI) offices in Cambridge, MA on November 30th and December 1st. An excellent opportunity for both junior and senior scholars to share their research (early- or later-stage), the audience will include faculty affiliates and research associates of OI, as well as other members of the Harvard social science community. OI will cover travel and hotel for the presenters of accepted papers. Jamie FogelMatthew StaigerMichael Stepner, and Winnie van Dijk are organizing the conference. For any questions, please contact Matthew Staiger at [email protected].

The deadline for submission was August 18, 2023. We are not longer accepting applications for this conference and will announce the conference program in September 2023.

Culminating the event, our keynote panel will discuss how colleges shape economic opportunity. Panelists will include:

  • Zachary Bleemer
    Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University
  • Susan Dynarski
    Patricia Albjerg Graham Professor of Education at Harvard University
  • John Friedman
    Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs at Brown University


The program for last year’s conference can be found here.