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Miles Corak

Senior Scholar, James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality

Professor of Economics, City University of New York

Miles Corak is a full professor of economics with The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and senior scholar at the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.

His research focuses on different dimensions of social mobility. He has edited and co-authored four books, and his paper published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, “Income Inequality, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility,” examines the relationship between inequality and social mobility across countries, a relationship that has become known as the “Great Gatsby Curve.”

In addition to holding positions with UNICEF, The Russell Sage Foundation, Princeton University, and Harvard University, he was the lead advisor to the Canadian federal government on the development of the country’s first poverty reduction strategy.

Dr. Corak holds a BA in economics and political science and an MA in economics from McGill University, and completed his PhD at Queen's University. You can follow him @MilesCorak.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.