29 April 2020, 18:30 - 19:30
Inaugural lecture with Prof Nick Drydakis.
In Europe, income and wealth inequalities have been rising since the 1970s. Not only do the top 10% of households earn 31% of total income, but the top 10% also own over 50% of the total wealth. Wealth has grown faster than gross domestic product in many countries, leading to larger inequalities. These economic inequalities have severe economic, social, political and health repercussions, and also raise ethical concerns, and calls to policy makers to address this issue are getting louder. The inaugural talk will provide the main points on economic inequality from a labour economics perspective.
Nick is the founding Director of the Centre for Pluralist Economics (CPE). He is spokesperson at the IZA World of Labor for a series of areas such as inequality, poverty and discrimination. In addition, he is Cluster Leader of the Global Labor Organization. Nick has developed and offered credit eligible courses which have been delivered to economics students from Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and Yale University.
Nick has published in international journals such as: Labour Economics, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Journal of Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Review of Economics of the Household, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Human Relations, European Journal of Health Economics, Economics Letters.