OEA - Trends in Global Inequality: What are the Political Consequences?

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Tuesday 26 April 2016, 11:45 - 14:00


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Trends in Global Inequality:

What are the Political Consequences?



Branko Milanovic

City University of New York


Professor Milanovic, a widely-published author on income inequality, will speak to recent developments in global inequality and their political implications. In particular, he will focus on: the rise of Asia’s middle class and how to manage their expectations for political participation; the stagnating income of rich countries’ - such as Canada - middle classes and the problem of how to placate them politically; and the concentration of global wealth in the top 1% and how to constrain this power.



Featured in the Globe and Mail by columnist Doug Saunders, Professor Milanovic’s research and the solutions he proposes to solve global inequality were discussed in the article The world’s becoming more equal, so why aren’t we happy? Join us to hear Professor Milanovic expand on this and other themes for what promises to be a provocative and informative session!



WHEN:         Tuesday, April 26, 2016

                       11:45 a.m. – Registration and networking

                       12:10 p.m. – Lunch followed by presentation


WHERE:      Chateau Laurier Hotel, Laurier Room

             1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

COST:             OEA Members - $45 prepaid on-line; $75 at the door.

                       Non-members - $60 prepaid on-line; $90 at the door.

                       OEA Student members - $20 prepaid on-line; $30 at the door.

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Branko Milanovic is Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center City University of New York and senior fellow at the Luxembourg Income Study. He obtained his Ph. D. in economics at the University of Belgrade with a dissertation on income inequality in Yugoslavia. He was lead economist in World Bank Research Department for almost 20 years and senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington (2003-2005). He held teaching appointments at the University of Maryland (2007-2013) and the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (1997-2007).

Milanovic’s main area of work is income inequality in individual countries and globally, as well as historically, including in pre-industrial societies (Roman Empire, Byzantium, year 1000 and France before the Revolution) and even inequality in soccer. He has published in leading journals (Economic Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Political Philosophy) articles on the methodology and empirics of global income distribution and effects of globalization. His most recent book The Haves and the Have-nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality, was published in 2011, and has been translated in seven languages. It was selected by The Globalist as 2011 Book of the Year.  His forthcoming book Global Inequality: a New Approach for the Age of Globalization (Harvard University Press) deals with economic and political issues of globalization, including the redefinition of the “Kuznets cycles”, and will be published in April 2016