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IFS Deaton Review panel discussion at the EEA Congress


The 34th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association will meet at Manchester University from August 26th – August 29th. This will be the 72nd European meeting of the Econometric Society. The Congress will begin on Monday, August 26, with a session organised by the EEA on inequality.

The session follows the recent launch of the IFS Deaton Review. The panel will discuss recent changes in inequalities and the challenges for economics and for policy. The focus will not be only on earnings and incomes but also other dimensions of inequality including health, well-being and political voice. We will discuss the drivers of recent changes in labour and commodity markets. The panel will also discuss how inequality can affect political changes and how certain political outcomes can affect inequality. Similarly, we will be discussing how inequality affects and is affected by changes in communities, local environment, families and human development. It has been organised by ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS.

Panel Presentations and Open Discussion Chair: James Banks (IFS and Manchester);

Speakers: Richard Blundell (IFS and UCL), Inequality, Redistribution and the Labour Market; Penny Goldberg (Yale and Chief Economist, World Bank), The Unequal Effects of Globalisation; Tim Besley (LSE), Inequality: Some Political Economy Issues; Orazio Attanasio (UCL and IFS), Inequality and Human Development: a Two Way Link.

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Director of CPP
Richard Blundell
Co-Director, CPP
Orazio Attanasio