Inequality: Good for the rich, bad for the economy?

Tue 4 Oct 2016, 18:00 - 19:30

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ

This event is part of the British Academy Debates on Inequalities.

What impact does inequality have upon a nation’s economic prosperity? Do big disparities in wealth and income signal a strong and healthy economy and society, or do they in fact hinder economic growth and sustainability? Join a panel of experts as they discuss these issues.

Chaired by:
Lord Stewart Sutherland FBA FRSE

Confirmed speakers:
Professor David Bell FRSE Professor of Economics, University of Stirling
Professor Sir Richard Blundell CBE FBA Director, Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy, Institute of Fiscal Studies
Chris Giles Economics Editor, Financial Times
Professor Kate Pickett Professor of Epidemiology, University of York

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