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Sheikh Zayed Theatre

New Academic Building, LSE

54 Lincoln's Inn Fields

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WC2A 3LJ

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Can inequality be reduced? How? In his 2015 book, Inequality. What Can Be Done?, Professor Sir Tony Atkinson set out a portfolio of policies for reducing inequality. At this event celebrating Tony’s life and work, a distinguished panel considers the practical politics of inequality reduction.

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Rachel Lomax

Rachel Lomax has experience in the public and private sectors, plus a deep knowledge of the operations of the UK government and financial system. Her previous appointments include Deputy Governor, Monetary Stability, at the Bank of England (BoE) and a member of the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee; Permanent Secretary at the UK Government Departments for Transport and Work and Pensions and the Welsh Office; and Vice President and Chief of Staff to the President of the World Bank.

Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband was Leader of the Labour Party as well as Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015. He became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Doncaster North in 2005, being re-elected in 2010, 2015, and 2017, and served in the Cabinet from 2007-10 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown. A graduate of Oxford and the LSE, Ed Miliband has been a television journalist, Labour Party researcher and visiting scholar at Harvard University. He has been Chairman of HM Treasury's Council of Economic Advisers. Ed Miliband writes extensively on inequality issues.

David Willetts

The Rt Hon. Lord Willetts is the Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation. He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant (1992-2015), as Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and previously worked at HM Treasury and the No. 10 Policy Unit. Lord Willetts is a visiting Professor at King’s College London, Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, Chair of the British Science Association and a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is an Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford. Lord Willetts has written widely on economic and social policy.

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Professor Sir John Hills

John Hills is Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and co-director of the LSE’s interdisciplinary International Inequalities Institute. He was director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion from 1997 to 2016 and is currently Chair of CASE. His work has focused on inequality, the welfare state, and the role of social policy over the life course. Read more.

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