Prejudice and Power: Stratification Economics, a General Theory of Intergroup Inequality
A presentation from 2022–2023 Katherine Hampson Bessell Fellow William Darity Jr.
William A. (Sandy) Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He has served as chair of the Department of African and African American Studies and was the founding director of the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class, and ethnicity; schooling and the racial achievement gap; North-South theories of trade and development; skin shade and labor market outcomes; the economics of reparations; the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution; the history of economics; and the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment.
In 2005, Darity launched the subspecialty of stratification economics, and he now is writing a manuscript that explores its theoretical framework, empirical foundations, antecedents, and innovative implications.