The Carolina Inequality Lab seeks to bring together social scientists and scholars from the humanities to share ideas and present research in an informal, ad hoc setting. This group supports inter-disciplinary thinking on the critical problem of inequality and the mechanisms at work at the metropolitan scale. Ultimately the group seeks to generate new policy ideas that can comprehensively address all dimensions of inequality at work (e.g. labor market, geography, and residence). The working group is open to any researcher at Carolina and will seek to promote interaction between faculty and graduate students working on these issues in different departments.

The UNC Center for Community Capital (CCC) is concerned with issues of inequality. One of CCC’s programs is the Hub for Opportunity, Prosperity, and Entrepreneurship (HOPE). HOPE is a campus wide initiative supported by the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of City and Regional Planning, Under the auspices of the HOPE initiative, we are tentatively calling this group the Carolina Inequality Lab and we aim to promote inter-disciplinary research on all facets of economic and social inequality in North Carolina and the United States.