For richer or poorer: 4 economists ponder what 2018 has in store

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  • Editor’s note: We asked four economists to offer their thoughts and insights on what they expect to be a key theme or issue in 2018.

Greg Wright, assistant professor of economics, University of California, Merced

Patricia Smith, professor of economics, University of Michigan

Foro 8hChristos Makridis, Ph.D. candidate in labor and public economics, Stanford University

William Hauk, associate professor of economics, University of South Carolina

Income and wealth inequality are currently at levels last seen during the Gilded Age – when the top 10 percent of Americans owned nearly three-fourths of overall wealth, and the…

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