Branko Milanovic Tweet on Labour Income and Inequality

This is an incredibly interesting Tweet. The graph below shows Gini of Household per capita income around 2013. The conclusion Professor Branko Milanovic draws is important - less unequal countries have a more equal distribution of labour income. It might sound an obvious point to make, but it is hotly debated whether the distribution of … Continue reading Branko Milanovic Tweet on Labour Income and Inequality

Does inequality really matter? Imraan Valodia answers the question

Professor Imraan Valodia, recently served as chair of a panel of experts advising the South African government on a national minimum wage. In a recent article, he takes a wider lens locating debates on inequality within the work of the late Professor Anthony Atkinson and recent estimates on global inequality provided by Oxfam. He answers … Continue reading Does inequality really matter? Imraan Valodia answers the question

An unequalled reading list and lecture notes – how one student is learning about inequality through ‘self-designed independent study’

Megan Erwin is a 2nd year Master of Public Affairs (MPA) student at Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) where she studies Public Financial Administration and Policy Analysis. She is doing a set of readings and blogging about them on Inequality and Policy.  She explains what she is doing: This blog is … Continue reading An unequalled reading list and lecture notes – how one student is learning about inequality through ‘self-designed independent study’

Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) -call for papers

The new Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality is pleased to be hosting the Seventh Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) in New York City, July 17-19, 2017. The conference will be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, located in midtown Manhattan. This will be … Continue reading Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) -call for papers

Daron Acemoglu on equality and institutions

Prof. Daron Acemoglu gave an interesting interview to Five Books. The interview covers lots of ground and provides useful introductions to the five books he recommends. I have been reading Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. by Acemoglu and Robinson, and this extract from the interview provides a useful introduction to the … Continue reading Daron Acemoglu on equality and institutions