European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg
01 February 2018 13:00

Inequality and Genes - Lecture series : Inequality and … ?

LISER together with many partners in Luxembourg co-organizes the following lecture.

Inequality in economic outcomes partly reflects genetic variation: there is considerable evidence that economic outcomes are strongly positively correlated within families. However, the strength of these correlations varies across both time and space, suggesting that other forces are also at play. This leads to more complex models of family assocations in economic outcomes. The policy implications of different views of the relationship between economic inequality and genes are discussed. While doubt can be cast on the view that inequality is mostly genetic, the implications for, e.g., policies to reduce inequality are widely misunderstood.


Prof. Markus Jäntti (Stockholm University)


The lecture is free and requires registration at


European Investment Bank (EIB)
98-100 Boulevard Konrad Adenauer, Luxembourg