The economic and social consequences of inequality

Friday, 2nd March, 2018 13:00-14:30
Meeting Room, 5th floor, East Building, Mita Campus, Keio University
“The economic and social consequences of inequality”.
To discuss the OECD work on the impact of inequality trends on economic growth, how much impacts on the middle class, and strains on the middle class. This lecture could also talk about social mobility ( inequality of opportunities) as the pathway between inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunities goes in both directions.

Michael Förster (OECD, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs):
Dr Michael Förster is a senior policy analyst at the OECD and as head of the unit ""Income Distribution, Inequality and Poverty" has been involved in successive OECD work on income distribution and poverty. He is co-author of “Growing Unequal?” (2008) and lead author of the follow-up studies, “Divided we Stand: Why Inequality keeps rising” (2011) and "In It Together – Why Less Inequality Benefits All" (2015). Mr. Förster is currently directing several follow-up projects to this work, in particular on inter- and intergenerational income mobility and trends among middle-income classes. He is author of various journal articles, research papers and book contributions, most recently to the Elsevier Handbook of Income Distribution.
Panel Data Research Center at Keio University
Center for Research on Equality of Opportunity for Children

Language : English

This seminar is open to students, scholars and the public for free.

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