For richer, for poorer? Inequality highs and lows across rich economies
Book launch for Inequality and Inclusive Growth across Rich Countries
This event is organised and held by Resolution Foundation
Tuesday 17 July, 6-7pm, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster
Inequality is now a central focus of political and economic debates across rich countries. But while there are common trends that are well known, countries across the West each have their own experience of inequality over the last 40 years. Understanding how patterns of inequality and inclusive growth have differed widely across rich countries is crucial to recognising the role for policy choices in shaping those outcomes.
What explains the drivers of inequality across rich nations? Is it always true that low and middle income households have missed out on the gains from economic growth? And to what extent can these issues be tackled at local, national, or trans-national level?
The Resolution Foundation is hosting an event at its Westminster headquarters to debate these issues with the launch of a new book Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries. Editor Brian Nolan and leading global economist Catherine Mann will give their takes on global inequality trends, with the Resolution Foundation providing a UK perspective, before taking part in an audience Q&A.Speakers
Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist at Citibank and
former Chief Economist at the OECD
Brian Nolan, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Oxford and Editor of Inequality and Inclusive Growth
Matt Whittaker, Deputy Director at the Resolution Foundation and UK
chapter contributor of Inequality and Inclusive Growth
Torsten Bell, Director of the Resolution Foundation (Chair)
2 Queen Anne’s Gate
London, SW1H 9AA
Doors open at 5.30pm when drinks will be available