Inequality and Well-Being: A Negotiation

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 7:00 - 8:30pm

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Homa Zarghamee gives a free, public lecture as part of the 2018 Fall Intra-Disciplinary Seminar (IDS) lecture series. 

Homa Zarghamee is a behavioral and experimental economist and professor of economics at Barnard CollHoma portraitege, where she teaches, among other classes, the Economics of Gender and Econometrics. Her research uses psychological insights to understand economic phenomena. Her areas of expertise are the impact of mood on economic behavior, determinants of social preferences, gender and competition, and happiness economics. She received her Ph.D and M.A. in Economics and B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University. She is also an affiliate scholar at Columbia University's Center for Psychoanalytic Training and a visitor at the Santa Fe Institute.

The Fall 2018 IDS Lecture Series at The Cooper Union is organized by Leslie Hewitt and Omar Berrada. The IDS Public Lecture Series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding and support from the Robert Lehman Foundation for the series. The IDS Public Lecture Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.