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17:30 - 19:00 7 October 2015
Inequality in the Americas: an international perspective
Lecture theatre 103 |
UCL – Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom
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Professor Andres Solimano, holds a PH.D in Economics from MIT and is Founder and President of the International Center for Globalization and Development in Santiago, Chile. He was Country Director at the World Bank and Executive Director at the InterAmerican Development Bank and Regional Advisor at UN-ECLAC. His most recent books include Economic Elites, Crisis and Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2014); Elites Economicas, Crisis y el Capitalismo del Siglo 21 (Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2015); Chile and the Neoliberal Trap (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
The presentation will provide recent empirical evidence on inequality in the US, Canada and Latin America (Gini coefficients, top 1 percent shares, top 10 percent) and discuss trends and evolution comparing the Americas with Europe, OECD and main emerging markets. The presentation will highlight the role of taxation systems, wage formation, globalization, wealth concentration and other factors including relevant features of economic elites, the middle class and working class in the making of social inequality.
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