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Inequality in a Global Perspective

When: Tuesday, 11 August 2020 - Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Where: Online Event
Start time:16:00

Professor Ravi Kanbur from Cornell University will present the annual inequality lecture hosted by the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies.

This lecture will explore the factual, causal and policy dimensions of the intricate patterns of inequality change within and between countries over the last three decades.

Kanbur researches and teaches in development economics, public economics and economic theory at Cornell University. He is well known for his role in policy analysis and engagement in international development. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank including as Chief Economist for Africa. He has taught at Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Essex, Warwick and Columbia. He has also published in the leading economics journals, including Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory and Economic Journal.
He is Co-Chair of the Food Economics Commission and Co-Chair of the Scientific Council of the International Panel on Social Progress. The positions he has held include: Chair of the Board of United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research, member of the OECD High Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance, President of the Human Development and Capability Association, President of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, member of the High Level Advisory Council of the Climate Justice Dialogue, and member of the Core Group of the Commission on Global Poverty.


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