The working group on distribution will focus on resource distribution. Social cleavages of class, race and ethnicity, immigration, gender, and age are all well-established lines of analysis for posing questions about distribution. The overlap of such cleavages with spatial patterns – within metropolitan areas, within nations, and across nations – provides another set of lenses. One starting point is to assess what we know so far about the impact of the Great Recession on representative institutions and the public sector within different temporal, national, and subnational settings.

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Frances McCall Rosenbluth
Damon Wells Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Margaret Weir
Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Brown University



Carles Boix
Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Andrea Louise Campbell
Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science, MIT

Andra Gillespie
Associate Professor of Political Science, Emory University

Paola Giuliano
Associate Professor of Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Jacob Hacker
Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Alice Kessler-Harris
R. Gordon Hoxie Professor Emerita of American History, Columbia University

Ilyana Kuziemko
Professor of Economics, Princeton University

K. Sabeel Rahman
Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School 

Kathleen Thelen
Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT

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