Equality of Opportunity Conference Schedule

Main Content

Equality of Opportunity
Duke Law School Room 4047, May 24-25, 2016

Presentations will be approximately 20 minutes, followed by Q&A. Supporting material (working papers, powerpoints, etc.) will be available on the conference website. Presenters are listed below in italics. For logistical information about the conference, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at For questions about conference content, please contact Matthew Adler,

Tuesday, May 24, 2016:

11:00-12:40  Session 1
   Richard Arneson (University of San Diego): “Inheritance, More Opportunity, and More Equal Opportunity”
  Carl Knight (University of Glasgow):  “An Argument for All-Luck Egalitarianism"
  Chair: Matthew Adler (Duke University)
12:40-1:40 Lunch
1:40-3:20 Session 2
  Alain Trannoy (EHESS, Aix Marseilles School of Economics): “Equality of Opportunity: How to Encompass Fifty Shades of Luck”
  Dirk van de Gaer (Ghent University): "Measurement of Inequality of Opportunity based on Counterfactuals”
  Chair: Francisco Ferreira (World Bank)
3:20-3:40 Coffee Break
3:40-5:20 Session 3
  Andreas Peichl (University of Mannheim): “Inequality of Income Acquisition: The Role of Childhood Circumstances”
  Pedro Rosa Dias (University of Sussex): “Ability, Type of Schooling and Inequality of Opportunitiy in Health”
  Chair: Miles Corak (University of Ottawa)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-10:10 Session 4
  Matthew Adler (Duke University): “Fairness, Claims and Prioritarianism”

Vito Peragine (University of Bari): “Ex Post Inequality of Opportunity Comparisons”

  Chair: Alex Voorhoeve (London School of Economics)
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:10 Session 5
  Andreas Albertsen (Aarhus University): “Health and Personal Responsibility: A Luck Egalitarian Approach”
  Nir Eyal (Harvard University): “Luck Egalitarianism, Harshness, and Rule of Rescue"
  Chair: Gopal Sreenivasan (Duke University)
12:10-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:40 Session 6
  Francisco Ferreira (World Bank): “Opportunity Sensitive Poverty Measurement”
  Luc Bovens (London School of Economics): “To Each According to His or Her Capacity”
  Chair: Vito Peragine (University of Bari)
2:40-3:00 Coffee
3:00-4:40 Session 7
  Roy van der Weide (World Bank): “Inequality of Opportunity is Bad for Growth of the Poor”
  Elaine Panter (World Bank):  “The World Bank Equality Project"
  Chair: Pablo Beramendi (Duke University)









There will be parking for the conference in the Science Drive Visitor Lot across the street from the Fuqua School of Business (next door to the Law School) on Science Drive, between NC 751 and Whitford Drive. Additional parking will be available in Parking Garage 4.  Additional parking information can be found here.



Victoria Zellefrow
(919) 613-8545