European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg
11 April 2019 - 13:00

Inequality and Public Opinions
Lecture Series - Inequality and ... ?

The ‘Inequality and ... ?’ lecture series is organised by the EIB Institute and (MARS) together with LIS, STATEC, Chambre de Salaries and LISER, with the financial support of the FNR. LISER is a proud partner in helping gather the research community, the private and public sectors and the general public in Luxembourg to discuss concepts of inequality.

This talk will present a framework for understanding how, in the United States, public opinion about inequality, economic opportunity, and redistribution are related to one another in ways that are at odds with key tenets of American exceptionalism, such as American dream and free market ideologies. The framework posits that Americans connect rising and high levels of economic inequality to a restriction of economic opportunities that in turn motivates support for opportunity-enhancing policies (e.g., in education and employment). McCall and collaborators test this model using survey experiments and new survey questions in nationally representative surveys, including, for comparative purposes, in Sweden and Denmark.


Prof. Leslie McCall, The Graduate Center (City University of New York)


The lecture is free and requires registration at


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

A shuttle bus will pick you up at 11:50 from Belval Campus - 11 Porte des Sciences to EIB and return (after the conference - 14:15)