This page is to provide information to speakers at the ML and economic inequality conference hosted by Maximilian Kasy at the University of Oxford. The public page of the conference is the following:

Public description of the conference

Questions regarding the fairness of algorithmic decision-making have received much attention in recent years, by both the wider public and in academic debates. In this workshop, motivated by the arguments discussed in Fairness, Equality, and Power, we propose to shift the focus of these debates toward the causal impact of machine learning, AI, and algorithmic decision-making on economic and social inequality, both across and within groups. This workshop aims to bring together participants from several fields, including economics, computer science, statistics, law, sociology, and social policy. Talks will cover theoretical and empirical aspects, and both normative and positive questions. Possible topics for this conference include, but are not restricted to: - Theories of justice and social choice theory, concepts of fairness and discrimination. - Learning theory, supervised learning, and targeted treatment assignment. - The impact of algorithmic, individualized treatment in pricing, hiring, promotion, and credit scoring on economic inequality. - Social welfare analysis and optimal policy theory. - The labor market impact of new technologies, automation, and gig work. - The political economy of surveillance, data collection, and ownership. - Algorithmic management and labor law.


For futher questions regarding logistics, please contact – which would be distributed to both Maximilian Kasy and Binta Zahra Diop who are organizing the conference.

Panel and presentations

  • Date: April 19-20, 2021 – From 3pm to 8pm (UK TIME)
    • Presentations: Target length 40 minutes, plus 10 minutes of discussion time.
    • Buffer: Please join the call at 2:45pm to set up the call and make you all co-hosts before you join.
  • Discussion: Please join us on both days, if at all possible. You will be assigned to the panel on both days.
  • Papers and Slides: Please also email these to (Max and Binta), and we will post them on this website before the conference.


  • Location: Zoom – we have shared the zoom link via email.
  • Being a Panelist: You have been invited to the conference as a panelist. This means that you will be in a regular Zoom room with other panelists (with a possibility to have a camera and a microphone on), while the audience will be attendees (with cameras and microphones off).



Monday, April 19

3:00pm Maximilian Kasy (Economics)
Opening remarks

3:10pm Abigail Adams-Prassl (Economics)

4:00pm Reuben Binns (Computer Science)

4:50pm Break

5:10pm Rediet Abebe (Computer Science)

6:00pm Joshua Loftus (Statistics)

6:50pm Break

7:00pm Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham (Economics)

7:50pm Open discussion

Tuesday, April 20

3:00pm Pauline Kim (Law)

3:50pm Jeremy Adams-Prassl (Law)

4:40pm Break

5:00pm Salome Viljoen (Law)

5:50pm Abigail Jacobs (School of Information)

6:40pm Break

6:50pm Moustapha Cisse (Computer Science)

7:40pm Open discussion and conclusion