Festival of Economics
In our second Festival of Economics, economists and other experts from around the UK will be debating with each other - and their audiences - some of the key economic questions of our times. The sessions include the ageing of British society, the shift in global economic power from the West to Asia and China, reforming public services, inequality and why it matters, regulating the banks in the wake of the financial crisis, and the yawning regional divide in the UK economy. At a time of great change and uncertainty, economic expertise is essential, but the issues are too important to leave to the experts. The aim of the Festival of Economics is to enable a debate between citizens and researchers, one that will offer insights and fresh perspectives to everybody taking part.
Inequality – Why Does it Matter?
Chair: Julia Unwin, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Anne Green, Professor in the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick
Stewart Lansley, University of Bristol, author of The Cost of Inequality: Why Equality is Essential to Economic Recovery
Steve Machin, Professor of Economics at University College London and Research Director at the Centre for Economic Performance
Polly Toynbee, Guardian
Recent decades have brought a big increase in inequality, not just in the UK but in other countries too. Many people instinctively dislike the degree of inequality prevailing now and see it as damaging the economy, but some others continue to see it as not only unavoidable but even essential for economic growth. In what ways does inequality feed through to the economic outlook, and what is the evidence?
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