Economy, Justice and Society (EJS)


Economy, Justice and Society (EJS) is an interdisciplinary program involving faculty in the departments of Economics, Sociology, and the School of Education. The program focuses on understanding the factors and processes that influence the social, cultural, and economic success of individuals and groups. Kimberlee Shauman, Associate Professor of Sociology, directs the program. She is assisted by a faculty committee consisting of Michal Kurlaender and Heather Rose (School of Education), Erin Hamilton (Sociology), and Ann Stevens and Giovanni Peri (Economics).

EJS sponsors an active seminar series and an annual topically-focused conference.  These events bring to our campus eminent scholars who study the dimensions, generating processes, and consequences of social and economic inequality.

The program also sponsors an interdisciplinary graduate student retreat where graduate students present works in progress in an informal setting. Faculty participants in the retreats provide feedback on student presentations and lead conversations about topics such as identifying research questions, bringing research projects to fruition, and preparation for the job market.

Philip Babcock, UCSB, presenting at All-UC Labor Workshop September 24 - 25, 2007 at the International House

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University of California, Davis
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Davis, CA 95616


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