'Developing equality?' with Jonathan Wolff and Craig Holmes

Past Event

16 February 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Blavatnik School of Government
120 Walton St, Oxford OX2 6GG

This seminar is hosted by the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School

The INET Young Scholars Initiative Economic Development and Inequality Working Groups will be hosting a panel discussion on 'Developing Equality?' with Professor Jonathan Wolff (Blavatnik School) and Dr. Craig Holmes (Pembroke College, INET).

Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-equality-with-jonathan-wolff-and-craig-holmes-tickets-31359239329 The event is open to all. Students will be given priority during the question round.

The aim of the INET Young Scholars Initiative is to give young scholars around the world an opportunity to reflect on important issues related to economics through a multidisciplinary lens. Through this initiative YSI helps students to develop a better understanding and reflect on the bigger picture questions. This talk offers two different perspectives on inequality (philosophy and economy).

The first panelist is Professor Jonathan Wolff, Chair of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. As a well-known political philosophy, he will share his thoughts on the concept of social equality from a philosophical point of view. He will be discussing What it means to be equal and unequal? and its implications for public policy in the UK.

The second panelist is Craig Holmes, a labour economist, teaching fellow in Economics at Pembroke College and Senior Research Fellow on INET's Employment, Equity and Growth Programme. He will be discussing Economic (In)Equality. More specifically his talk focusses on how wage differences are determined by technology, organisations, and education and training.

Register for Young Scholars Initiative at: http://ysd.ineteconomics.org/register for more events and information coming up

Questions to the panelists or general inquiries could be sent to Tahnee Ooms (tahnee.ooms@inet.ox.ac.uk) or Jenny Tue Anh Nguyen (development@youngscholarsinitiative.org).

This event will be webcasted live to members from the YSI community. This link will be made public through our Facebook Event Page a few days before the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/827326244071737/