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Annual Lecture: Recent changes in the global income distribution and their political implications

When: Tuesday, 19 September 2023 - Tuesday, 19 September 2023
Where: Online Event
Start time:16:30

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SCIS invites you to the 2023 Annual Inequality Lecture to be presented by Professor Branko Milanovic

Professor Branko Milanovic will present the 2023 lecture titled Recent changes in the global income distribution and their political implications. The online lecture will take place on September 19th, 16:30 - 18:00 (SAST)

Professor Milanovic will discuss the evolution in global inequality over the past two centuries, with a focus on the most recent 2008-2018 estimates, and will draw political implications of the important changes that are taking place in the global distribution of income. In particular, it will focus on the rise of the middle class in Asia, income stagnation of the rich countries’ middle classes, reshuffling of global income positions, and the emergence of the global plutocracy. It will discuss possible future evolution of global inequality in which the roles of India and large African countries will become increasingly important.

Branko Milanovic is a Research Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), Senior Scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-economic Inequality at CUNY, and Visiting Professor at the Institute for International Inequalities at the London School of Economics. His main area of work is income inequality, in individual countries and globally, including in pre-industrial societies.



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