Assisociate professor Fabian Pfeffer and former U-M visiting graduate student Nora Waitkus released a publication in the American Sociological Review in December 2020. The publication, “The Wealth Inequality of Nations”, focuses on cross-national differences in income inequality.


The paper recently received the Aldi Hagenaars Award from the Luxembourg Income Study.

Aldi (Aleida Johanna Maria) Hagenaars was among the first female chaired professors of economics in the history of the Netherlands. Aldi “worked hard and played hard”, with a zest for life matched by none, right until her untimely death on 30 June 1993. Aldi exhibited all of the qualities which LIS holds so dear. She was an excellent scholar and a wonderful role model. Started in 1994, this award is dedicated to her memory.

The award is granted to the writer under age 40, whose LIS or LWS Working Paper from the previous year best demonstrates the qualities of good scholarship that Aldi exhibited. 

Congratulations, Fabian and Nora!

Read their paper here.