Since 2020 | University of Duisburg-Essen | The PhD program „Political Economy of Inequality” investigates extent, causes, and consequences of rising socio-economic inequality. While economic aspects of inequality are a key focus of the research, they are always contextualized with non-economic dimensions of inequality. Political, social, and ecological causes and consequences of material inequality are systematically integrated into the analysis. The research at the Institute for Socio-Economics is characterized by an interdisciplinary and applied socioeconomic approach. It integrates economic inequality research, political economy and economic sociology, as well as current economic and social policy reform discourses on an equal footing. Link: University of Duisburg-Essen.