Dartmouth Events

Lecture on Inequality, Discrimination, and Opportunity

“Cases for Economic Equity.” - William M. Rodgers III, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

The Department of Economics is pleased to sponsor this lecture series to deepen Dartmouth students' understanding of the role of inequality, discrimination, and opportunity in society and to highlight how economics can increase our understanding of these phenomena and inform policy responses.

“Cases for Economic Equity.”


William M. Rodgers III will present four economic cases for equity. Each offer an analytical framework for understanding the importance of economic equity. The key conclusion of these cases is that persistent inequity has adverse effects and consequences for the entire economy, not just vulnerable people and low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. Thus, everyone can gain from greater economic equity. 


The cases for economic equity are the following:   

  • the historical case
  • the resource-based case  
  • the deferred maintenance case  
  • the business case  

William M. Rodgers III is vice president and director of the Institute for Economic Equity at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Before joining the Fed, Rodgers served as professor of public policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. His areas of expertise include compensation, pay equity, diversity and inclusion, labor market and general economic trends.


William M Rodgers III - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis



Co-Sponsored with: The Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences | SHARE (The School House Anti-Racism Experience) | Sadie Alexander Association


For more information, contact:
Kristine Timlake

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.