'Inequalities: which ones matter, and what to do about them' with Prof Paul Johnson

Past Event

27 February 2023, 5:00pm - 6:15pm

Oxford Martin School & Online
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Event Recording:

Paul Johnson, Director of The Institute for Fiscal Studies, will draw on the extensive work of the IFS-Deaton review of inequalities to look at how inequalities in earnings, incomes, wealth, and education have changed over time, as well as at inequalities between different sexes, ethnic minorities and age groups.

He will ask to what extent these inequalities might matter from a public policy point of view, and what we might do about them. How they develop over time, and attitudes and policy towards them, will be fundamental in shaping the future of the UK.

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Professor Paul Johnson
Director, The Institute for Fiscal Studies

Paul has been Director of the IFS since January 2011. He is also currently visiting professor in the Department of Economics at University College London.

Paul has worked and published extensively on the economics of public policy, with a particular focus on income distribution, public finances, pensions, tax, social security, education and climate change. He was awarded a CBE for services to the social sciences and economics in 2018.

As well as a previous period of work at the IFS his career has included spells at HM Treasury, the Department for Education and the FSA. Between 2004 and 2007 he was deputy head of the Government Economic Service. Paul is currently also a member of the committee on climate change and the Banking Standards Board. He was an editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system.