Inequality Lab

Active Project

Wicked Problems in the Information Age: Decentralizing for Equality

Eve Guterman, BMI Fellow
Academic Advisor: Professor Itai Sened

Throughout history, social institutions have been designed to overcome five fundamentally wicked problems inherent in human society: (1) The creation and protection of property rights; (2) The [re]distribution of wealth; (3) The Principal-Agent problem; (4) The management of natural commons; and (5) How to make choices pertaining to the social collective, as such. We have yet to overcome these persistent problems with institutional solutions, primarily because our man-made institutions suffer from the same inherently human faults from which these problem emanate to begin with. The root source of all of these problems is the shared underlying monopoly problem.  

The Boris Mints Institute Inequality Lab looks into the institutional, political and economic dimensions of inequality and studies the social mobility and prospects of different social groups.


Lab Head

Head of BMI, Founding Chair School of Social and Policy Studies at TAU and Dean of the Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences


School of Economics, TAU


Dr. Sagit Azari-Wiesel, until recently a Boris Mints Institute Fellow, is currently a senior researcher in the research department of the...

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