The 'Impact of inequality on growth, human development, and governance' project (@EQUAL) holds a project workshop to discuss and share research and results of the projects phase one studies. The themes of phase one are:

  • Reimagining research on inequality (absolute vs relative measures)
  • The impacts of inequality on growth, human development, and governance

Additionally, the project team will discuss work completed to advance methods for studying inequality (such as those used in behavioral economics and lab-in-the-field studies) and next steps for phase two, which will focus research on the country cases of Mozambique and Vietnam.

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21 September 2021 (UTC+3)
11:00 – 11:10 Introduction to the project, introductions
Chair: Finn Tarp
11:10 – 11:50

Session 1: Experimental and survey-based approaches to studying how people perceive and act on inequality 
Chair: Rachel Gisselquist
Speakers: Klarizze Puzon
Consolidating behavioural economics and rational choice theory: Insights from inequality research (15 minutes)

Matthew J. Easterbrook
The social psychology of economic inequality (15 minutes)

Finn Tarp
Implications for future research/Links to our lab-in-the-field experiments (10 minutes)

11:50 – 12:40 Discussion
12:40 – 13:20

Session 2: Impact of inequality
Chair: Finn Tarp
Speakers: Ines A. Ferreira
On the impact of inequality on growth, human development, and governance (15 minutes) 

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Size matters: measuring the effects of inequality and growth shocks (15 minutes)

Miguel Niño-Zarazúa
The impact of inequality and growth (5 minutes)

Carlos Gradín
The impact of inequality and human development (5 minutes)

13:20 – 14:10 Discussion
14:10 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00

Session 3: Inequality, institutions, and cooperation
Chair: Rachel Gisselquist 
Speakers: Saurabh Singhal and Smriti Sharma 
Inequality, institutions, and cooperation (15 minutes) 

Discussant: Simone Schotte

Co-hosted with the WIDER Seminar Series

16:00 –16:45

Session 4: Addressing inequality
Chair: Finn Tarp
Speakers: Vanesa Jorda and Jose M. Alonso 
What works to mitigate and reduce relative (and absolute) inequality? A systematic review (15 minutes)

Hoai Thi Thu Dang and Fernando Lichucha 
Key policy debates in Vietnam and Mozambique (15 minutes each)

16:45 – 17:15 Discussion
17:15 – 17:30 Closing of workshop