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Lane Kenworthy

Yankelovich Endowed Chair Professor

I study the causes and consequences of living standards, poverty, inequality, mobility, employment, economic growth, social policy, taxes, public opinion, and politics in the United States and other affluent countries. My books include Would Democratic Socialism Be Better? (2022), Social Democratic Capitalism (2020), The Good Society (, How Big Should Our Government Be? (2016), Social Democratic America (2014), Progress for the Poor (2011), Jobs with Equality (2008), Egalitarian Capitalism (2004), and In Search of National Economic Success (1995). For more information on my research and teaching, see