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Daniel Markovits

Professor, Yale Law School & Author, "The Meritocracy Trap"

Daniel Markovits is Guido Calabresi professor of law at Yale and founding director of the Center for the Study of Private Law. Markovits works in the philosophical foundations of private law, moral and political philosophy, and behavioral economics. He publishes in a range of disciplines, including in "ScienceThe American Economic Review," and "The Yale Law Journal." Markovits’s current book, "The Meritocracy Trap," places meritocracy at the center of rising economic inequality and social and political dysfunction. The book takes up the law, economics, and politics of human capital to identify the mechanisms through which meritocracy breeds inequality and to expose the burdens that meritocratic inequality imposes on all who fall within meritocracy’s orbit.