Economics of Inequality
On September 1-2, 2014, SITE will hold an academic conference about the 'Economics of Inequality'.
The distribution of income and wealth is one of today's most widely discussed and controversial issues. In recent years rising inequality has brought attention to the topic in many developed countries. At the same time concerns about inequality in the developing world have placed the issue at center stage of the development debate.
Over the past decade, inequality research has taken many important steps to increase our knowledge and understanding of distributional issues. A body of new evidence on both recent developments as well as long-term historical trends in the distribution of income and wealth has brought new insights into the causes and consequences of inequality.
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics will host an academic conference at the Stockholm School of Economics to bring together researchers from all fields of economics contributing to the debate about inequality, its causes and consequences for society, as well as the implications for policy.
Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University)
Branko Milanovic (City University New York, LIS)
Anders Björklund (Stockholm University, SOFI)
The conference program can be found here.
The presentations from the conference can be found here.
If you would like to attend the conference, please register latest by August 25, 2014.
Here you can find a report about the SITE conference 2013 "Institutional Challenges in Emerging Economies".