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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

University of Tennessee professor gets $200000 to study economic inequality

University of Tennessee professor gets $200000 to study economic inequality
- Kelly's research shows that rising economic inequality reduces the prospect of major reforms and policy changes within U.S. political institutions. Economic inequality reinforces itself through politics, public opinion, elections, policy stagnation and policy making.
He will use the award to complete his book, "America's Inequality Trap."
"It's difficult to convey how exciting it is to be selected for this award," Kelly said in a university newsletter Wednesday. "In the academic world, our work is often a grind, and there are usually dozens of intermediate steps before we actually see the positive results."