Nanak Kakwani’s legacy on the study of income inequality, poverty, and tax progressivity - Launch of the Special Issue of the Journal of Income Distribution
The Journal of Income Distribution has annouced a special issue in honor of Professor Nanak Kakwani’s contribution to the study of income inequality, poverty and tax progressivity.
Professor Nanak Kakwani made important contributions at the theoretical and methodological level and published numerous and careful empirical studies in the field of inequality, poverty and related topics, but also accumulated a vast experience in advising governments and international institutions. His research areas include econometric theory, applied econometrics, applied welfare economics, pro-poor growth, inequality, poverty, progressivity of taxation, standard of living, social protection, price indices, and development economics. He has published more than 100 papers in leading international journals, including nine papers in Econometrica, and six books published by well-known publishers: Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, and Edward Elgar.
To celebrate the launch ZEW is hosting a webinar with presentations by outstanding scholars in the field of economic inequality and related research areas, including UNU-WIDER Director, Kunal Sen, speaking on the gender productivity gap.
A full list of the speakers, event details, and registration, can be found on the event page.