The billionaire tax – a (modest) proposal for the 21st century

As recent projections warn that we’re off-track to reduce inequality for the 2030 deadline of the Sustainable Development Goals, the pressing need for equitable tax systems takes center stage at the 28th WIDER Annual Lecture on 4 September 2024. Esteemed economist Gabriel Zucman examines how disparities of current tax structures guarantee this inequality is persistent due to advantages enjoyed by the ultra-wealthy.

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Uganda TIN registration form, calculator, currency, pen. Image: Kalungi Kabuye / UNU-WIDER

WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series has returned! Beginning in March, join either online or in person for the 2024 season of this exciting event series to hear the latest research in development.

5 past and upcoming events

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Annual Lecture
luxurious meal versus poor meal The billionaire tax – a (modest) proposal for the 21st century
Wed, 4 September 2024 15:00Wed, 4 September 2024 18:15
Ravintola Töölö, Runeberginkatu 14–16, Helsinki, Finland
Landscape of Prague UNU-WIDER at IIPF Conference 2024
Wed, 21 August 2024 08:00Fri, 23 August 2024 18:00
Prague University of Economics and Business, Prague, Czechia
Open for registration
COLMOD training

The COLMOD training is part of the SOUTHMOD project and focuses on the use and application of the COLMOD model for analyzing tax and benefit policies in Colombia. This workshop is designed for existing and potential new users at government offices...

Mon, 22 July 2024 08:00Fri, 26 July 2024 12:30
Online, Colombia
Open for registration
UNU-WIDER at UN Behavioural Science Week

On 15 June 2023, UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen joins the UN Behavioural Science Week session on Emerging Areas of Behavioural Science Application the UN.

Thu, 15 June 2023 17:00
Open for registration
Kunal Sen presents on the good job challenge at IER-Hitotsubashi

On 1 June 2023, UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen attends IER-Hitotsubashi University to present in the Economic Development Workshop in the Center for Economic Institutions.

Thu, 1 June 2023 14:00
Hitotsubashi University , Kunitachi, Japan
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