This special seminar is co-hosted by OPHI and the Department of Economics
Title: "Relative bi-polarization and the middle class in Latin America: A look at the first decade of the 21st Century"
Speaker: Professor Jacques Silber, Professor of Economics, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Biography: Professor Silber is the founding editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality, and an OPHI Research Fellow. Professor Silber’s new work provides fresh insights into inequality in Latin America, which is sometimes called the most unequal region in the world. The new work looks at socio-economic mobility and the middle class in Latin America (2000–2009), particularly changes in bi-polarization using Latinobarómetro survey data for 15 countries.
Chair: Sir Tony Atkinson, Deputy Director, Economic Modelling, INET@Oxford
Drinks and hot pizza will be served after the seminar, which all are welcome to attend
Questions and comments on Professor Silber’s talk used the Twitter hashtag #jsoxford