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October 3, 2016

Event: ‘Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization’

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Henry Jackson Society

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TIME: Monday 3rd October 2016, 17:00-18:00

VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP

SPEAKER: Branko Milanovic, Senior Scholar, Luxembourg Income Study CenterVisiting Presidential Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York

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What dynamics drive inequality on a global scale? Global Inequality takes us back hundreds of years, and as far around the world as data allow, to show that inequality moves in cycles, fuelled by war and disease, technological disruption, access to education, and redistribution. The recent surge of inequality in the West has been driven by the revolution in technology, just as the Industrial Revolution drove inequality 150 years ago. But even as inequality has soared within nations, it has fallen dramatically among nations, as middle-class incomes in China and India have drawn closer to the stagnating incomes of the working and middle classes in the developed world. Both American and Chinese inequality seems well entrenched and self-reproducing, though it is difficult to predict if current trends will be derailed by emerging plutocracy, populism, or war.

The Henry Jackson Society are pleased to invite you to an event with Branko Milanovic, who will be discussing his book ‘Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization’ and exploring who has been helped the most by globalization, who has been held back, and what policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice.

To attend, please RSVP to rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org – RSVPs must include your full name and any affiliations including for any guests you wish to bring. We will send a confirmation that will be required to attend the event.

Branko Milanovic is Presidential Professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, as well as Senior Scholar at the Luxembourg Income Survey. Previously, he served as lead economist in the World Bank’s Development Research Group and as a visiting professor at the University of Maryland.  During his 25-year career as an economist, his main area of research has been income distribution. This gap was the subject of his 2011 book, ‘The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality’ (Basic Books). Branko has authored/co-authored a number of books, most recently ‘Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization’ which was published by Harvard University Press in April 2016.